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Rubbish Dump Adelaide

How To Get Rid of Rubbish In Adelaide

At SA Skip Bins Adelaide, we take pride in being one of the best rubbish dumps in Adelaide services for the past two decades. We have established this in part due to the trust and confidence given to us by many of our commercial partners through the years. Majority of our services focus on commercial rubbish collection and removal, ranging from small-scale collection to large-scale commercial collection. You may read more about this on our services page.

Part of our professional service involves the rental of skip bins for both residential and commercial clients. If you are considering to hire one of our skip bins alone, then you should be aware of the rules and regulations for waste management and collection in your area. Knowledge of these will help you ensure not just a clean and hazard-free community, but also a hassle-free experience with the entire waste disposal system.

Definition of Waste

Since 1993, the Environment Protection Act has clearly defined waste, which we will paraphrase here as anything that has been discarded in any way, and is intended for nothing else but disposal. It also defines waste as something that a regulatory body or policy has designated as a waste. The EPA further provides even more definitions for waste in a more detailed document, but that is its general definition the Act has for waste overall.

This means that virtually anything that you dispose of as waste will be recognized as waste—so long as it doesn’t go against any of the EPA’s extended guidelines. The city itself does have regulations on how to improve your disposal practices and reduce actual waste, however, which further improves on the guidelines imposed by the Act, but most city ordinances on waste disposal use this as their basis, so be guided accordingly.

Waste Disposal

City collection of waste in Adelaide is segregated by type, ensuring that the waste collected is divided between regular waste, recyclable waste, and organic waste. The city council collects general waste on a weekly basis, while both recycling and organic waste are collected every fifteen days. The city also follows a strict colour-coded system for their waste bins. Weekly bins should be red, recycling should be yellow, while organics should be in green.

If you’re curious about the actual schedule for the collection of rubbish dump Adelaide has, the city council website has a 2016 collection calendar set for the Adelaide CBD and North Adelaide.


The Adelaide Hills council website provides a rather definitive guide on how to reduce your waste. The guide lists a surprising amount of potential wastes, and how to best get rid of them—including what bin to use for them (it should be noted that a blue bin for some materials is included here, in addition to the three that have already previously been discussed).

The guide also provides residents with ideas on where they can dispose of their more hazardous wastes. These include materials that can pose a varying degree of toxic risk to people, and provide locations of facilities that professionally handle the disposal of these materials. The list is quite comprehensive, and should be perused by parties interested in conducting their own waste management with the help of our products.

Let SA Skip Bins Help

SA Skip Bins Adelaide is in compliance with all city and environmental policies when it comes to waste disposal and management in Adelaide. We will be happy to help you understand the proper method for collecting and disposing of waste materials. That’s because we want you to have an easier time of dealing with your rubbish.

Look through our services for some of the best options for your skip bin rental needs. We have a variety of bin sizes, ranging from three cubic meter bins to six cubic meter bins, and these can all adapt to the kind of waste disposal needs you may have at any given point in time.

If you are unsure about your current needs, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We can provide you with a free quote for your needs. And should you need to discuss your requirements with one of our trained staff, we are just a phone call away.