Changes to bin collections - fire danger & extreme hot weather

Extreme hot weather

When a prolonged period of extreme hot weather is experienced, we shift collection times to earlier than normal. In situations when the weather bureau forecasts five successive days over 35°C, or three successive days over 40°C, the collection team will begin 30 minutes earlier than usual.

So a 6am start in extreme hot weather will change to 5.30am. This will give our hardworking crews an extra half-hour of working in the cooler part of the day, in so doing reducing their heat stress and reducing the chance of machinery to overheat in these conditions as well.

Please have your bins out by 5.30 am in these extreme heat situations. We appreciate your support.

Catastrophic & extreme fire danger days

Waste and recycling collections will be postponed on days declared catastrophic or extreme by the national Fire Danger Rating system. This is to ensure the safety of our staff and make sure that they are not put at risk.

The suburbs and townships that will be affected are:

  • Blewitt Springs
  • Chandlers Hill
  • Cherry Gardens
  • Clarendon
  • Coromandel East
  • Coromandel Valley
  • Darlington
  • Dorset Vale
  • Flagstaff Hill
  • Happy Valley
  • Ironbank
  • Kangarilla
  • Kuitpo
  • McLaren Flat
  • Onkaparinga Hills
  • Sellicks Hill
  • The Range
  • Willunga South 
  • and surrounding areas

Recycling, green organics and waste to landfill collections for these areas will be postponed until the next non-catastrophic fire day.

Information on changes to service provision on catastrophic fire days is available by phoning our Customer Relations Team on (08) 8384 0666 or on our website.

Fire ratings and fire safety information can be found by visiting or call 1300 362 361.