Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority

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The Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority (FRWA) is an authority formed by the member councils of the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia in order to manage their waste and recycling. Those member councils are:

FRWA is responsible for each council's waste operations, including kerbside collection of waste and operation of their waste and recycling depots. FRWA is a fine example of local governments working together to achieve efficiencies across boundaries. FRWA is capturing the best practices brought over from its member councils: reducing waste going to landfill, increasing recycling, and promoting a cleaner and healthier environment for today and tomorrow.

A three-bin domestic collection service is in place for urban areas and there is a two-bin system in rural areas, to encourage and support recycling. New initiatives for recycling are always being developed, so bookmark this page to keep up with the latest news.

FRWA has a vacancy (fulltime) for a Customer Service Team Member at the Goolwa Waste and Recycling Depot.

We are looking for a mature person with at least 5 years demonstrated experience in customer service, excellent people skills and a good understanding of the waste and recycling industry. Experience in weighbridge operation, cash handling and computer skills are an advantage.

For more details and a job and person specification please contact: Marina Wagner, Executive Officer on (08)8555 7401.
Please send an application letter and your resume to FRWA, PO Box 2375, Goolwa, SA, 5214 or email to marina.wagner@frwa.com.au

Closing date: 26 July 2016

FRWA has a vacancy for a 12 months Traineeship Certificate III in Local Government (LGA 30104)
We are looking for a motivated and self- driven young person with a keen interest in waste and recycling operations, good communication skills and the ability to provide a high level customer service.

Commencement date: 1 Sep 2016

Location: Goolwa

For more details and a job and person specification please contact: Marina Wagner, Executive Officer on (08)8555 7401.
Please send an application letter and your resume to FRWA, PO Box 2375, Goolwa, SA, 5214 or email to marina.wagner@frwa.com.au.

Closing date: 29 July 2016

ALEXANDRINA COUNCIL is providing residents with

  • 50% subsidy on the purchase of any general, recycle and green waste bin
  • 50% subsidy on the purchase of worm farms, compost bins and kitchen caddies and rolls of compostable liner bags
  • weekly collection of general waste over the peak summer holiday period 3rd week in December to end of January to support the transition to the new fortnightly kerbside waste collection service.

July is free E-Waste drop-off month at GOOLWA – Waste and Recycle Depot
Do you have old electrical appliances, computers or televisions that are not working? Drop off E-Waste at the Goolwa Waste and Recycling Depot, 1226 Port Elliot Road, Goolwa without charge during the month of July 2016.
If your electrical appliances are clean and in good working consider donating them to Salvage and Save Ph: 8555 3200 – co-located at Goolwa Waste and Recycling Centre.

free e-waste drop off in July

NEW FORTNIGHTLY COLLECTION schedule alternates between

  • waste (blue lid) and green (green lid) bins collected together in same week
  • food scraps and vegetable peelings can go in the green bin
  • plastic bags and pet waste go in the general waste bin
  • recycle (yellow) bin collected in the next week
  • paper, cardboard, hard plastics like fruit juice/milk containers go in the recycle bin –lids can be on or off. Rinse before disposal!

CHECK OUT the collection schedule for your street on the Kerbside Collection Calendar Search


  • bins should be out on the night before or by 5.30am on the morning of collection
  • kerbside collections start as early as 5.30am and may occur throughout the day to 4pm
  • no plastic bags in recycling or green waste bins

Households with more than 5 people normally in residence, children in nappies or those with special medical waste may apply for an additional 140litre general waste bin and fortnightly collection service (2016-2017) free of charge. Apply at Council offices.

Contact the Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority for Seasonal Bin and Annual Additional bin collection services for households and small businesses (including holiday rentals) – fees apply. Phone: 8555 7405

worm farming and composting systemsComposting is a way that you can reduce your contribution to the production of greenhouse gases methane and CO2, which are produced when organics are buried in landfill. Composting enables you to produce soil enriching compost and compost tea at home, which will help you garden thrive. We are committed to reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfill.

*Please note that subsidised systems are avilable for Alexandrina Council residents only*

For more information please CLICK HERE to download our PDF