Barunga West Council
Port Broughton Bute and Districts
Barunga West Council
Community Information

Rubbish and Recycling

Battery Recycling Available Now at Barunga West

Barunga West Council has joined with Ecocycle to provide battery recycling for residents. Both the Pt Broughton and Bute Council offices now have a 20L tube for recycling small household batteries, large batteries including car batteries can be taken to both the Pt Broughton and Bute Waste Transfer Stations for recycling also.



Kerbside Garbage Collection

Kerbside Recycling Calendar

2019 kerbside calendar(144 kb)
Bin Registration Form(112 kb)


Bins must be correctly placed before 7am on collection day, preferably the night before (collection can take place any time between 7am and 5pm on the day.)

Waste and Recycling Collection Dates:

  • Every Monday (weekly), General Household Waste (red lid bin)
  • 1st Friday of each month, Organic Garden Waste (lime green lid bin)
  • 2nd Friday of each month, Recyclables (yellow lid bin)
  • 3rd Friday of each month, Paper & Cardboard (dark green lid bin)

If your bin has not been emptied, check that you have followed the guidelines and whether there is an explanatory sticker on your bin before reporting the missed collection directly to Wardles Garbage Contractors on 8825 3341.

The truck and mechanical arm must have clear access to the bin. If the truck can not access the bin, your garbage will not be collected.

If you would like a calendar of collection dates for 2019, please do not hesitate to contact Council on (08) 8635 2107.

If you would like general information about what you can and can't recycle, please visit 

or for information about hazardous waste please visit  


Kerbside Waste Collection - Bin Contamination

Council now has access to photographic data relating to kerbside bin pick up’s by Council’s contractor Wardles.There have recently been incidences were Recycling, Greenwaste and Paper bins have been contaminated.Residents are asked to be vigilant in the use of their bins and ensure that rubbish is disposed of in the correct bin and manner.Where contamination occurs, costs to Council escalate which may impact Council’s budget.

Council will continue to monitor contamination of all bins, repeat offenders will be contacted.Reference to “what goes in which bin” can be found on the Kerbside Recycling Calendar.

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Waste Disposal Sites


The Council operates the following Waste Disposal Sites:

Port Broughton  Dale Road, Pt Broughton
Monday 9.00am - 12 noon
Thursday 9:00am - 12 noon
Sunday 9:00am - 12 noon
Bute  Barunga Gap Road, Bute
Wednesday 3.00pm - 5.00pm

2.00pm - 4.00pm


Please be advised that ALL Waste Disposal Sites will be closed on Total Fire Ban days.

Both sites charge a range of fees depending on quantities and efforts are made to recycle as many products as possible.

Due to Asbestos Contamination of Construction Waste, NO Commercial Construction Waste will be accepted at either Bute or Port Broughton Waste Transfer Station. 

Council is currently undertaking a review of the Waste Transfer Stations.

Until the review is complete, NO commercial construction waste will be permitted due to Council’s inability to screen large quantities of construction waste.

Residents are still able to dispose of construction waste, however entry will be at the discretion of Council Staff.

Contaminated or Construction Waste may be disposed of at the Port Pirie Waste Transfer Station.

Litter Control


The litter control provisions of the Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act 2016 commenced 1 February 2017.
This means that, from 1 February 2017:

  • Section 235 of the Local Government Act 1999 is repealed;
  • The new “tiered” littering offence provisions of the LNLC Act (which range in severity based on the type and quantity of litter) become applicable;

Expiation fees will now range the following:

  • Up to 50 litres of general litter - $210
  • Up to 50 litres of class B hazardous litter - $500
  • 50 litres or more of class B hazardous litter or general litter - $1,000

All class A hazardous litter (asbestos) is straight to court.

For more information on asbestos click here

For more information:


Main Office
11 Bay Street
Port Broughton SA 5522
Sub Office
Railway Terrace
Bute SA 5560
Postal Address
PO Box 3
Port Broughton SA 5522
Contact Council
Phone: 08 8635 2107
Fax:      08 8635 2596
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