Infrastructure Services

The Works and Engineering Department is responsible for a broad range of Infrastructure and Services, as outlined below. If you have a complaint or request to make regarding anything in the Berri Barmera Council area, please complete the online Complaints/Request form or contact the Berri or Barmera office to lodge a customer request.

Rubbish Collection

Each residential township property in the Berri Barmera District is issued with a set of waste bins (3 bin system) being: 240-litre (green),  140-litre (red) & 240-litre (yellow) by Council.

Each residential rural property in the Berri Barmera District is issued with a set of waste bins (2 bin system) being: 140-litre (red) & 240-litre (yellow) by Council.

If anything should happen to the bins, new parts are available at a small cost and can be paid for and collected from the Berri or Barmera office. If, however the bin becomes lost or stolen, the property owner will need to contact Council to order a new one at a cost of $88.00.  Bins that are damaged and are found to be over 10 years old (as per Council's Bin Register) will be replaced at 1/2 cost.

All bins will need to be collected and signed for from the Berri Works Depot situated on Hughes Street, Berri.

Council commissions Transpacific to collect your rubbish on a weekly basis.

For more information please contact Transpacific on 1800 778 752 or the Berri Barmera Council on 8582 1922.

Waste Transfer Station

Waste disposal in our district is undertaken via the Riverland Resource Recovery Facility, located at 92 Hoskin Road, Monash (opposite old Berri Racecourse).

The facility is owned and operated by Transpacific and for further information, about fees and charges, opening times or how to seperate your recycling please contact them on:

Phone: 08 8582 2601
Fax: 08 8582 2471


Please Note: The former Monash Dump and temporary Transfer Station is no longer operational and was permanently closed to the public  on 24th January 2014.

Street Lighting

If you notice a street light that is not working and need to report it you can ring SA Power Networks direct on 1800 676 043. or complete a request online via -

Please have the following details ready when you phone SA Power Networks; street name; number of house to which the light is closest to; what damage (if any) has been done to the light.

Road and Footpath Construction and Maintenance

The Berri Barmera Council is responsible for the upkeep of roads (Council owned) and footpaths in the Berri Barmera District and they endeavour to maintain these to a high standard. If you discover a road or footpath that needs maintenance, please contact Council at either the Berri or Barmera office to report the details, which will be passed on to the relevant Team Leader.

Drum Muster

Drum Muster is now conducted from the Riverland Resource Recovery Facility, located at 92 Hoskin Road, Monash.   Transpacific owns and operates this site and can be contacted on 08 8582 2601 (phone); 08 8582 2471 (Fax)

Managing Trees around Powerlines

SA Power Networks has developed a dedicated webpage on its corporate site for Trees and Powerlines.  The aim is to use the new material to advise customers on how trees are managed around powerlines and also provide a resource for more information.