Waste & Recycling

Did you know

Recent bin inspections found that many red lidded household waste bins were overfull with materials which could be recycled or mulched. Do you know what items can be recycled in your yellow lidded bin, or mulched via your green lidded bin?

What can you do?

Take the online pledge below to commit to sending less to landfill, by using your yellow and green lidded bins for recyclable and compostable materials. Once you have taken the pledge, we will send you a sticker to place on your red lidded bin to show everyone you are committed to reducing landfill. You will also go in the draw to win a gift box from the Tourism and Arts Centre, or a voucher to the Waste Transfer Station (valued at $30).

Click here for more details

Take the Pledge!

The Waste Management Strategy of the Port Pirie Regional Council strives to achieve higher standards of waste handling in line with the internationally recognised waste hierarchy, with emphasis on sustainability and increased engagement with the community.

Council’s achievements in waste management to date include:

        • Introduction of a three-bin kerbside recycling collection system
        • Construction of a regional scale waste transfer station
        • Landfill closure and ongoing rehabilitation

For more information, please contact Port Pirie Regional Council on 8633 9777


Port Pirie Regional Council is offering a series of FREE hard waste and greens disposal days to our residents!


Free Hard Waste Disposal

Sunday 2nd January 2022

Sunday 6th March 2022

Sunday 7th August 2022


Free Greens Disposal

Sunday 28th August 2022

Sunday 25th September 2022

Sunday 30th October 2022


Port Pirie Waste Transfer Station - Open Sundays 10am-2pm

Crystal Brook Waste Transfer Station - Open Sundays 2.30pm-5.30pm

Free Hard Waste Disposal - Terms and Conditions:

  • Free disposal is for Port Pirie Regional Council Residents only
  • Non commercial – Households only
  • No asbestos
  • Items are to be delivered to the Port Pirie or Crystal Brook Waste Transfer Stations during opening hours
  • Items accepted are listed in the definition of hard waste detailed below:
  • Hard rubbish is large items that cannot fit in a regular bin and are usually quite large. Items like fridges, washing machines, couches, cupboards, wardrobes, tyres, televisions, furniture computers, mattresses, building material and similar items. Hard rubbish disposal does not include recyclable items, green waste or regular household rubbish.