Waste Management

Kerbside Collection Calendar

2021 Waste Collection Calendar

Waste Collection

Waste Management is important to the Berri Barmera Council and remains as a key strategic focus to continue to improve on.

Changes in legislation have required dramatic changes in the way that Councils across Australia process rubbish, in particular the closing of old outdated rubbish dumps and the introduction of waste transfer stations with a focus on recycling of materials.

Private enterprise manages the Waste Transfer Facility for our district, as well as the collection and disposal of waste from our district.

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.

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

For more information please contact:
Cleanaway on 1800 778 752 or Berri Barmera Council on 8582 1922

It is important to note that there are weight restrictions for your collection, your bin can weigh no more than:

- Red bin - 60kg

- Green and Yellow - 80kg.

Enquiries about my Bins

If you have any questions regarding your bin pick ups you should contact Cleanaway on 1800 778 752.

We have also created the following help documents regarding your bins.

A-Z Guide - What to put in Which Bin

Quick Guide for Yellow Recycling Bin

Quick Guide Green and Red Bins

Damaged/Missing Bins

If anything should happen to your 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 the 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.

Waste Transfer Station

Waste disposal is now undertaken at the Riverland Resource Recovery Facility, located at 92 Hoskin Road, Monash (opposite old Berri Racecourse) and is owned and operated by Cleanaway.

For further information please contact them on:

Phone: 08 8582 2601
Fax: 08 8582 2471

Disposal of other Rubbish

To find out current opening times and Fees please contact the Riverland Resource Recovery Facility direct on 8582 2601. The facility can be found on Hoskin Road, Berri.

Drum Muster

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

Frequently Asked Questions - Waste Management

What day is pick up day?

MondayMonash, Glossop, Winkie and surrounding areas
TuesdayBerri West, Berri North and surrounding areas
WednesdayBerri, Berri East and surrounding areas
ThursdayBarmera, Cobdogla and Loveday townships
FridayOutskirts of Barmera, Cobdogla and Loveday

Cleanaway can be contacted on 1800 778 752

I have no bins on my property and can I purchase second bins?

Any property with a house being occupied all year is eligible to an initial bin, at no cost.

Commercial properties shall be entitled to the number of bins equivalent to the number of rated assessments.

Replacement and extra Bins and Bin Accessories are available for purchase from the Council Office, please contact for current fees on 8582 1922.

When is the Waste Recovery Centre Open?

The opening times for the Riverland Resource Recovery Centre, Hoskin Road, Berri are:

Monday to Friday       8.00am until 4.00pm
Saturday                    8.00am until 12.00pm
Sunday                      CLOSED

On days over 40°C opening hours will be 9.00am to 12.00pm. For further information please contact Cleanaway on 08 8582 2601.

What are the Waste Disposal Fees?

Costs vary depending on materials. Members of the public can sort their loads and pay less.

For more information and up to date pricing, please contact Cleanaway 1800 778 752 or 8582 2601.

There is free disposal of:

  • white goods
  • clean recyclables
  • batteries  (there is also a drop off bin at Aldi for small domestic batteries)
  • engine oil
  • metals

Types of waste which cost less than landfill include:

  • organics or green waste
  • timber
  • rubble
  • concrete.

Other items accepted at this site with varying prices include:

  • Mattresses
  • tyres
  • asbestos

Disposing of Mattresses

Mattresses are not part of Council’s kerbside collection; however, they can be taken to Cleanaway site on Hoskin Road, Berri and disposed of at a cost of $47. Once they are received, the components are separated, the springs are sent to metal recyclers for reuse and the foam goes into landfill.

If you wish, you can separate a mattress at home!

You will need to take the springs into Cleanaway (there is no charge for this), you can then dispose of the foam by placing in your red bin over a period of a few weeks.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss alternative solutions, please call Cleanaway on 85297700.