Kerbside Waste and Recycling Collection

The City of Mitcham provides a three bin kerbside waste and recycling collection service:

East Waste is responsible for collecting the recycling and green organics material on alternate fortnights. The City of Mitcham comes through weekly to collect the waste from the general waste bin.

Click here for common FAQs about the kerbside waste and recycling collection service.


2015 2016 Kerbside Waste and Recycling Calendar
Missed, Damaged and Stolen Bins
Collection Days
Delayed Collections

Council provides residents with a 240L yellow lid recycling bin, and a 140L blue lid general waste bin at no cost. To use the green organics kerbside service, residents need to provide their own 240L green lid bin.

Suppliers of new and second-hand green lid bins are listed in the Yellow Pages and include:

19 Watervale Drive, Green Fields
(08) 8259 9700

Menzel Plastics
971 South Road, Melrose Park
(08) 8277 7444

Waste & Recycling Supplies
Duncan Court, Ottoway
(08) 8447 2500

Paramount Browns
Cavan Road, Gepps Cross
(08) 8260 6333

Wheelie Bins Adelaide
7 Rosberg Road, Wingfield
(08) 8260 6644

If you have too much waste, recyclables or green organics, additional bins are available subject to approval and an annual service fee. Contact Mitcham Council on 8372 8888 for more details.

Missed, Damaged and Stolen Bins

For missed or damaged bin issues relating to the general waste bin (blue lid) call Mitcham Council on 8372 8888.

For missed or damaged bin issues relating to the recycling (yellow lid) and green organics (green lid) bins call East Waste on 8347 5170.

If your general waste (blue lid) or recycling (yellow lid) bin is stolen, please click here to obtain a lost property reference number from SAPOL before contacting Mitcham Council on 8372 8888 for a replacement bin. As the green organics bin belongs to the resident, it is the responsibility of the resident to replace the stolen bin.

Collection Days

General waste is collected weekly with your recycling bin and green organics bin collected on alternate weeks. Use the map below to determine your collection day.

How to use the kerbside collection system:

  • Put the bins out by 6 am on the day of pick up and bring them back in on the same day after collection.
  • Face each bin towards the road – wheels towards the house.
  • Bins are required to be one (1) metre apart where possible and one (1) metre from surrounding objects (such as poles, trees, cars, etc.) with plenty of clearance from overhead branches.
  • Place the right material in the right bin as contaminated bins may not be collected.
  • Don’t overfill your bin and make sure the lid can close.
  • The general waste bin must not exceed 50kgs.
  • The recycling and green organics bins must no exceed 60kgs.

View waste collection area in a larger map.

Delayed Collections

Public Holidays

Over Easter, Christmas and New Year kerbside waste and recycling collection will be delayed due to the public holidays. These days are listed on the table below.

Usual Collection Date

Easter Collection Date

Friday 3 April 2015

Saturday 4 April 2015

Usual Collection Date

Christmas Collection Date

Friday 25 December 2015

Saturday 26 December 2015

 Usual Collection Date

 New Year Collection Date

Friday 1 January 2016

Saturday 2 January 2016

Usual Collection Date

Easter Collection Date

Friday 25 March 2016

Saturday 26 March 2016












Catastrophic and Extreme Fire Risk Days

Waste collection services will be restricted in the Mitcham Council’s higher fire risk area during a declared Catastrophic or Extreme Fire Danger day in the Mount Lofty Ranges District. Please leave your bins out until collected as Council and East Waste will return to service the bins in the affected areas as soon as appropriate.

There is also the potential for bin collection services in the days following a Catastrophic or Extreme Fire Danger day to be affected as Council and East Waste work towards restoring the normal bin collection schedule. In these circumstances, residents and business operators should leave their bins out until collected.

Recycling Bin

 recycled yellow lid









To reduce waste going to landfill you can now place more items in your yellow recycling bin, including:

  • Plastic storage containers (ie Tupperware)
  • Plastic toys (no batteries)
  • Plastic plant pots
  • Biscuit trays
  • Plastic crockery (clean)
  • CD and DVD cases (remove disc, plastic sleeve and paper cover)
  • Pots and pans
  • Medicine and vitamin bottles (empty)

Green Organics

What can I put in my green organics bin?

  • Lawn clippings
  • Small prunings and cuttings
  • Bark, small branches and twigs
  • Weeds
  • Seaweed
  • Cut flowers
  • Leaves
  • Food scraps
  • Shredded paper
  • Food and oil stained pizza boxes (pizza boxes with minimal food stains can go in the recycling bin)
  • Low grade paper (eg paper towel, tissues, paper muffin cases and lunch bags)
  • Wood ash

For information on food scraps recycling and the availability of kitchen caddies and compostable bags click here.

General Waste


blue bin

What can I put into my general waste bin?

This bin is for general household waste that cannot be put in the recycling or green organics bin

  • Nappies.
  • Kitty litter (wrapped).
  • Small broken household items such as china and glassware.
  • Garbage bags and non-recyclable plastic and food packaging.
  • Soft plastics (e.g. reusable green bags, produce bags, bread bags, biscuit and confectionary packaging, rice and pasta packets and frozen food bags)*.
  • Cling film, aluminium foil and wine bladders.
  • Rags and clothing that cannot be passed on as hand-me downs or given to charity shops.
  • Expanded polystyrene (e.g. meat trays, cups and packaging material).
  • Ropes and hoses.

*Soft plastics can be recycled at major supermarkets. Click here for more information.

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