Waste and Recycling Collection Services
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.
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
971 South Road, Melrose Park
(08) 8277 7444
Cavan Road, Gepps Cross
(08) 8260 6333
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.
Bin Collection Days
2019/2020 Kerbside Waste and Recycling Collection Schedule
Click here to download your 2019/2020 Kerbside Waste and Recycling Collection Calendar
Use the map below to determine your collection day or download the My Local Services App to get a friendly reminder each week
Bin collections will be delayed over the Easter, Christmas and New Year period. The affected days are listed below.
Usual Collection Day
Easter Collection Dates
Friday 10 April 2020
Saturday 11 April 2020
Usual Collection Date
Christmas Collection Day
Friday 25 December 2020
Saturday 26 December 2020
Usual Collection Day
New Year Collection Day
Friday 1 January 2021
Saturday 2 January 2021
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.
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 5111.
If your general waste (blue lid) or recycling (yellow lid) bin is stolen, please click here to obtain a lost property reference number from South Australia Police 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.