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The Northern Adelaide Waste Management Authority (NAWMA) is a Local Government Regional Subsidiary of the Cities of Salisbury and Playford and the Town of Gawler. It also provides waste management services to client Councils including Barossa, Barunga West, Clare/Gilbert Valley, Copper Coast, Goyder Regional, Light Regional, Mallala, and Yorke Peninsula.

NAWMA coordinates kerbside waste management collection in the Playford, Salisbury and Gawler region. The three-bin collection service incorporates household waste, recyclables and garden/food organics.

In its core collection region, over 50% per cent of waste was diverted from landfill through recycling in 2016-17. Recyclables also include material from a hard waste collection program.

At its Edinburgh North Depot, NAWMA administers and operates a:

  • Baling of residual waste for its Uleybury landfill; and
  • Resource Recovery Centre, incorporating a public drive through Waste Transfer Station, a Salvage & Save retail operation and Scout Recycling Centre.
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At its Main Office at 71-75 Woomera Ave Edinburgh, NAWMA administers and operates a:

  • Waste Processing Facility for the sorting of recyclables for market;and
  • Environment Education Centre as an interactive facility to promote environmentally sustainable waste management practices.
  • NAWMA has established a proud record in delivering best practice in waste management. It has successfully implemented policies and procedures aimed at reducing the amount of waste being sent to landfill.

    Increasingly, NAWMA's focus will be on resources recovery, recycling and re-use to ensure waste management is conducted to even higher levels of environmental and economic sustainability on behalf of the communities of our constituent Councils

    Office Hours and Collection Times

    NAWMA's Office hours are 8.30am til 5.00pm Monday to Friday - 71-75 Woomera Ave, Edinburgh SA 5111.

    Collections may start as early as 6.00am in commercial areas and 7.00am in residential areas, with each driver emptying around 1,500 bins per day. Collectively out drivers service around 36,000 MGS per day.

    The only Public Holidays our drivers don't work are Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday.

    NAWMA's Waste Transfer Station (through Gate 3) hours are 8.00am til 4.00pm Monday To Friday and 9.00am til 3.00pm on Weekends (Closed Monday Public Holidays)

    The only Public Holidays the Waste Transfer Station does not open are Christmas Day, New Years Day, Good Friday and ANZAC.

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