The City of Playford works alongside Northern Adelaide Waste Management Authority (NAWMA) to provide waste and recycling services to businesses and residents in Playford.
Visit the NAWMA website for information on bin collection days, which bin to use, reporting a missed bin collection, and organising new bins for your new home.
Free Hard-Waste Collections
Residents in Playford can use two free at-call hard-waste pick ups, or hard-waste vouchers, per financial year to dispose their hard-waste items that they cannot place in kerbside bins.
Learn more about the types of items that can be picked up as part of hard-waste collection via the NAWMA website.
Book a hard-waste service or request a hard-waste voucher direct from NAWMA. Please note, home collections may take four to six weeks from the time of booking.
The deliberate disposal of materials onto public or private land is known as illegal dumping, costing the City of Playford community approximately $1 million every year – it also causes environmental damage, while decreasing property value.
What are the penalties?
Illegal dumping is a criminal offence, with penalties of an up to $1,000 on-the-spot fine. For serious offences, dumping can attract fines of up to $120,000 or imprisonment for two years.
Abandoned shopping trolleys make our streets and public spaces look untidy, and can also create unsafe situations for motorists and pedestrians. Help keep our community looking tidy by returning shopping trolleys to the nearest trolley collection bay or report for collection using the methods below.
Disposing of Other Waste Items
Many items can be deposited at the Northern Adelaide Waste Management Authority (NAWMA)’s Resource Recovery Centre free of charge:
- Car batteries
- Hazardous waste, such as brake fluid, fuel, paint, acids, glues, pharmaceuticals, pesticides and household chemicals www.nawma.sa.gov.au/resource-recovery/hazardous-waste/
Visit NAWMA’s website for a full list. If you have standard household batteries lying around, these can be placed in a battery drop-off bucket at Council libraries.
E-waste, such as televisions and computers, can be disposed of at your local Bunnings or Officeworks stores.
Asbestos is a hazardous item that must be disposed of appropriately. Council takes inappropriate disposal of asbestos seriously, as it can pose a significant health risk to the community.