Fines nearing $200 are being considered for residents and businesses who put rubbish in the wrong bins.
The Adelaide Hills council region is one of dozens that could be affected by East Waste’s proposed "three strikes plan".
According to the City Messenger, “offenders” would first be issued with an “education letter”, followed by a caution if caught again within three months and then a $187.50 fine if caught again within a year.
In a letter from East Waste general manager Rob Gregory to the Prospect Council, the scheme could apply to green waste bins as well as recycling bins.
Rubbish truck drivers would be required to log what is going into bins if the rules are to be enacted.
The crackdown would also hit ratepayers in Burnside, Mitcham, Norwood Campbelltown, Walkerville and Payneham & St Peters.
Image at top from Adelaide Hills Council