Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority

Council Working Together

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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.

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


Alexandrina Council has endorsed fortnightly collections of waste, recyclables and greenwaste to commence 1 July 2016. Changes to the schedule will be included in the 2016 waste calendar which will be mailed in June 2016. For answers to many of the frequently asked questions please click here.

The new Kerbside Waste Collection Policy includes initiatives aimed to meet the needs of large households (5 or more persons), families with residents in nappies and residents with special medical needs. Residents meeting one or more of these criteria may apply to Council for an additional waste bin to be collected fortnightly at no charge. To access the application for an additional waste bin please click here. Please note: the application must be printed, filled out and presented in person with proof of local residency to the Council office.

Residents who do not already have a full set of bins: waste, recycling and green organics (where applicable) may purchase subsidised bins at 50% of the normal price from the Waste & Recycling Depots at Goolwa and Strathalbyn. Compost bins and worm farms will also be available to residents at a 50% subsidy.

Community Information sessions will be offered at five locations across the Council area in May and June 2016 for residents wanting to learn more about the upcoming changes to the system and the initiatives in place to assist with the transition to fortnightly collection.

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Community Information Sessions:

*Please note that there is a change of date for Mt Compass session*

Mt Compass: Tuesday June 28th from 4-5:30 pm at the Memorial Hall on Peters’ Terrace


For bookings please call 8555 7405



Current: weekly waste & 4-weekly recycling and green waste: Total = 1040L

current fortnightly waste collection

New: fortnightly collection of all waste streams: Total = 1240L

new fortnightly waste collection


free compostFrom 1 June 2016 till 30 June 2016 FRWA is offering 1cbm of Standard Mulch free of charge with every cubic metre purchased from the
Goolwa Waste and Recycling Depot
1226 Port Elliot Rd Goolwa (while stocks last).
Commercial loads 10cbm for $100