Coorong District Council response measures to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a global crisis, and our Council has a key role to play in limiting the spread and impact of it.

Our leaders are staying up to date on the latest advice from the State and Federal Governments, and relevant Government health agencies.

Residents who are experiencing financial hardship may seek assistance from Coorong District Council by entering into a long-term payment arrangement. Information is available on our Financial Hardship page.

For more information please click here.

Update - 25 May 2020

The SA Government have released their Roadmap for Easing Covid-19 Restrictions.

Most Coorong District Council services have now resumed:

  • All playgrounds, parks (incl. dog parks and gardens) have been re-opened to the public.
  • All community toilets have been re-opened.
  • All halls can now open and community groups will be able to book facilities (groups are encouraged to contact Council to work through arrangements).
  • The Coonalpyn Caravan Park and Narrung Campground are now open to the public (including public toilet facilities).
  • Sporting facilities can open in accordance with the new measures in place.
  • Public library services:
    • Tailem Bend, Tintinara, Coonalpyn and Coomandook Community Libraries are still closed to the public, however all are offering a 'phone and collect service'.
    • Meningie Community Library will be opening to the public from 3:45pm - 4:30pm Monday to Friday, and from 10am - 1pm on Saturdays.
  • Tailem Rail Museum, Coorong Gallery and the Meningie Information Hub will be assessed in preparation for Council's executive team to make a decision on re-opening from 8 June 2020.

All Council facilities are receiving regular cleaning to ensure facilities are up to standard – however if you come across anything that requires attention please contact Council on 1300 785 277 so that we can attend to it.

Signs will be in place to remind users of their obligations to social distance. Everyone can play their part in slowing the spread of COVID-19 by practicing good hygiene, using hand sanitiser and wiping down equipment and surfaces before and after use.

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Waste Collection

Council provide a weekly kerbside collection in all township areas.

For residents outside this area Council provides the choice of an en-route bin bank collection, dump vouchers or an en-route collection for those with access to their properties along the existing collection route.

Council also have four waste transfer stations located at Tailem Bend, Meningie, Tintinara, & Coonalpyn.

Lost/Stolen Bins or Missed Collections

Please Contact the Kerbside Enquiry Line on 1300 558 409

Applying for Services

To apply for a waste collection service please click here to complete an online application form.  All fees associated with this service are detailed on the application form.

Kerbside/En-route and Bin Bank Collections

This service provides a weekly 140 litre Waste collection, a fortnightly kerbside 240 litre Green Organics collection and on the alternate fortnight provides a collection for the 240 litre Recycling bin.

  • 140 litre Red Lid Waste Bin (owned and maintained by resident)
  • 240 litre Yellow Lid Recycling Bin (owned and maintained by Council)
  • 240 litre Green Lid Organics Bin (owned and maintained by Council)

Please Click Here for the Kerbside Collection Calendar 2020-2021.

Please Click Here to refer to the collection area maps for this service

Please Click Here for a map of the collection route.

Download the My Local Services App to get a friendly reminder each week.

Download My Local Services App

Current Bin Bank locations are: (Click on the location to open a map)

For more information on what goes in which bin please click on the following links

Red Waste Bin

Yellow Recycle Bin

Green Organics Bin

Dump Vouchers

Dump Vouchers are available to rural rate payers of Council who do not reside within the township collection boundary. Residents applying for this service will be charged a yearly dump voucher fee.

Dump vouchers:

  • 12 Dump Vouchers (refer to fees and charges schedule)

Please note the following:

  • 1 Dump Voucher entitles the property owner to dispose of a 6x4 trailer (to water level)
  • Dump Vouchers must be presented to the Waste Depot Attendant on arrival
  • Vouchers are valid for the financial year only
  • Waste is to be deposited during scheduled operating times only.

To apply for dump vouchers please click here to complete an online application form or visit your nearest Council Office.

Waste Transfer Stations 

The Coorong District Council operates the following waste transfer stations throughout the area for rural residents:




Tailem Bend Waste Depot
Granites Road - 4km north of Tailem Bend post office

Wednesday and Sunday

10.00 am - 4.00 pm

Coonalpyn Waste Depot
 (Tauragat Well Road - 3.5km north-east of Coonalpyn post office)

Wednesday and Sunday

12.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Tintinara Waste Transfer Station
(Dump Road - 2.5km south-east of Tintinara post office)

Wednesday and Sunday

11.00 am - 3.00 pm

Meningie Waste Transfer Station
(Yarindale Road - 1km south-east of Meningie post office)

Wednesday and Sunday

10.00 am - 4.00 pm

To view the Waste Fees & Charges flyer
please Click here.