Waste Management

Waste Management & Recycling

) Kerbside Collection Service

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New Two Bin Environmental Waste

and Recycling Collection System

The District Council of Orroroo Carrieton kerbside waste and recycling collection system consist of two bins:
  • 140 litre bin for rubbish for landfill (Red lid) - collected weekly on Mondays
  • 240 litre bin for recycling (Green lid) - collected fortnightly  on Tuesdays


Waste Calendar 2019/2020(162 kb

Waste Ma


Council provides many waste disposal services in our small community.

Wheelie bins are provided to all township properties for a weekly collection of household garbage and recycling for an annual fee.

Additional bins can be requested for an annual charge. 

(These bins are the property of the Council and must remain on the property they are allocated to)


The Orroroo Refuse Depot is under contract with Mr Colin Dawes.

Opening Hours

Wednesday 3 pm to 5 pm

Friday 1 pm to 3 pm

Sunday 10 am to 2 pm

The Depot can be made available after hours for a charge of $20 by contacting Mr Colin Dawes on 8658 1527 or 0428 865 810. For Businesses charge is waived.

It may also be closed on days of extreme heat or extremely windy conditions.
To satisfy environmental and licensing conditions, promote recycling (where feasible) and maintain operating costs (rates etc.) at a minimum, all persons using the dump facility are required to sort their 'waste' and deposit it into the designated areas.

These being:
1) General household mixed waste (plastics, glass, foil etc)
2) Paper and cardboard, garden waste, trees and timber (must be clean)
3) All Scrap Metals
4) Concrete, bricks, stone, landfill etc.

Tyres and Asbestos are not permitted to be deposited. Tyres many be delivered to the local garages and Asbestos is to be taken to Peterborough Refuse Depot.

Batteries are allowed to be disposed of at the Orroroo Refuse Depot, but we prefer them to be taken to Dews Meats, where the Orroroo & District Health Service provides a recycling service.

Council provides a free annual hard waste collection for the Orroroo and Carrieton Township residents in November of each year. This collection encourages the residents of the townships to discard any unsightly waste and remove heavy or large equipment to beautify the community.

Waste Reduction Tips

KESAB Waste Reduction Information



Recycling Depot

A facility with the capacity to receive all cardboard, paper, magazines, recyclable plastics, bubble and shrink wrap is now open and located on Fifth Street, Orroroo (adjacent to the Council Works Depot).

Significantly all materials deposited in the depot will be recycled into new materials. Importantly the Recycling depot will reduce the recurring costs associated with maintaining a land fill, the amount of litter scattered in the community and make a measurable contribution to the sustainability of our environment.

 Availability and Access

This facility is open 24 hours per day 7 days per week to encourage the most effective and complete collection or recyclable materials. The depot is accessed through a sliding door adjacent to the Council Works Depot.

Depositing Recyclable Materials

All materials can be deposited in the clearly labeled collection bins in the depot.

Accepted Materials

Cardboard Boxes

Must be broken or cut open and packed flat and placed in the appropriate container. No cardboard can be waxed coated and please remove staples if applicable.

Paper and Magazines

Must be packed flat and placed in the appropriate container

Recyclable Plastics

Must be rinsed out, cleaned and if applicable the lid placed into the container. Plastic containers with the recycled symbol and a number between one and seven are to be placed in the wool press. All other plastic [which cannot contain any foreign objects like metal or glass] can be placed in the wool pack holder named "All Other Plastics"

Bubble and Shirnk Wrap

Must be deposited in the named wool pack holder "Bubble and Shrink Wrap Only"

Unacceptable Materials

To ensure that all cardboard and paper is not contaminated, please make certain that no plastic or metal is mingled in any way. Also no waxed coated cardboard, like milk cartons, no loose cardboard or paper or any other general waste can be deposited.

Further Information

Please contact the District Council of Orroroo Carrieton on 08 8658 1260 or email council@orroroo.sa.gov.au


Other Available Recycling Services

Planet Ark  provides a collection point for toner and cartridge at the Council Office.  All toners and cartridges can be delivered to the Orroroo Council Office.


The Orroroo Waste Depot has four areas which they provide for recycling services. 

  • The greens and paper area in the section is accessible when the Refuse depot is open, and twice a year these waste products are mulched and sold back to the community.
  • The Oil Recycling section is also available when the Refuse Depot is open and is then collected to be refined
  • Councils provide a DrumMuster every eight months, which is a program that collects drums for recycling
  • Chem Collect is run by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and is a chemical only collection.  This collection only runs approximately every three years


District Council of Orroroo Carrienton
17 Second Street | PO Box 3
Orroroo SA 5431
Phone: 08 8658 1260
Fax: 08 8658 1434
Email: council@orroroo.sa.gov.au