Online A to Z Recycling Guide

Search or browse the A to Z Recycling Guide and find out how to dispose of a range of everyday waste and recyclable items.  

If you can't find what you're looking for on this page, visit: Zero Waste

Search for items in the box above, or click on an item name below for details of disposal locations.

Item for Disposal Suitable Locations
A
Aerosol Can (empty)
R Recycling Bin (yellow lid)
R
Aerosol Can (not empty)
H Drop off at the Household Hazardous Waste Depot, corner of Magazine Road and Henschke Street, Dry Creek (open from 9am-12pm on the first Tuesday of each month (including public holidays).
H
Aluminium Cans/ Foil Wrap/ Tray
R Recycling Bin (yellow lid)
R
Animal Droppings
O Organics Bin (green lid)
C Compost / Worm Farms / Bokashi
O C
Asbestos
EPA Contact the Environment Protection Authority, T: 8204 2004
EPA
B
Bag Ties - Coated Wire
W General Waste Bin (red lid)
W
Batteries
S6 For recycling options, visit: Hard Waste & E-waste page
S6
Biodegradable Items
W General Waste Bin (red lid)
W
Bottle Tops/ lids
R Recycling Bin (yellow lid)
W General Waste Bin (red lid)
R W
Bottles - Glass & Plastic (with tops removed)
R Recycling Bin (yellow lid)
T Scouts Recycling Centre (src.sa.scouts.com.au) or Magill Recycling & Salvage, 6-8 Nightingale Avenue, Magill, T. 8333 1033
R T
Branches (up to 15cm in diameter)
O Organics Bin (green lid)
O
Bread tags
R Recycling Bin (yellow lid)
W General Waste Bin (red lid)
R W
Bricks / Rubble/ Building Materials/ Rocks
L Salvage yards may take bricks, pavers and tiles for reselling.
L
Bubble Wrap
W General Waste Bin (red lid)
P Plastic Bag Recycling Bins at Supermarkets
W P
C
Cans (drink/ food)
R Recycling Bin (yellow lid)
T Scouts Recycling Centre (src.sa.scouts.com.au) or Magill Recycling & Salvage, 6-8 Nightingale Avenue, Magill, T. 8333 1033
R T
Cardboard
R Recycling Bin (yellow lid)
R
Cartridges (toner)
S5 Printer/toner cartridges can be dropped off at Australia Post, JB Hi-Fi, Tandy, The Good Guys, Harvey Norman and Officeworks.
S5
Cassette & VCR Tapes
W General Waste Bin (red lid)
W
CDs & DVDs
D Donate to a charitable organisation
E For e-waste recycling options, visit our Hard Waste & E-waste page
D E
Ceramics/ Crockery
W General Waste Bin (red lid)
D Donate to a charitable organisation
W D
Chemicals (household or garden)
H Drop off at the Household Hazardous Waste Depot, corner of Magazine Road and Henschke Street, Dry Creek (open from 9am-12pm on the first Tuesday of each month (including public holidays).
H
Cigarette Butts / Ash
W General Waste Bin (red lid)
W
Cleaning Sponges / Cloths / Rags
W General Waste Bin (red lid)
W
Clothing/textiles
W General Waste Bin (red lid)
D Donate to a charitable organisation
W D
Coffee (cups, beans, grounds, pods)
F Takeaway cups:
Many takeaway coffee cups cannot be recycled (due to the plastic coating) and need to go in the general waste bin (red lid).

If cups and lids are certified as compostable, such as Biopak brand, place in green waste bin (green lid). If the bin is located in the Council area it will be recycled into compost by Jeffries Compost.

The better alternative is to use a reusable cup.

Coffee grounds/beans:
Place in your home compost, worm farm or bokashi.

Coffee pods:
Option 1: Recycle Nespresso coffee pods at any Nespresso store.
Option 2: Drop off at Adelaide Sustainability Centre, for recycling through the TerraCycle Program.
F
Corks
W General Waste Bin (red lid)
W
D
Dead Animals (eg small rats)
W General Waste Bin (red lid)
W
Disposable Nappies
W General Waste Bin (red lid)
W
E
Egg Cartons
R Recycling Bin (yellow lid)
R
Electrical Waste
E For e-waste recycling options, visit our Hard Waste & E-waste page
E
Envelopes (with or without windows)
R Recycling Bin (yellow lid)
R
F
Foam or Polystyrene Containers/Trays/ Packaging
W General Waste Bin (red lid)
W
Food Scraps
O Organics Bin (green lid)
C Compost / Worm Farms / Bokashi
O C
Fridges
D Donate to a charitable organisation
M Scrap metal, steel (wire, sheet):

Option 1: Donate to: Scrap Away


Option 2:Recycle at Recyclers SA

Option 3: Book a Council hard waste collection, bookings can be made directly with East Waste on 08 8347 5111.
HW City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Hard Waste Kerbside Collection.
D M HW
Furniture
D Donate to a charitable organisation
HW City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Hard Waste Kerbside Collection.
D HW
G
Garden Waste
O Organics Bin (green lid)
C Compost / Worm Farms / Bokashi
O C
Gas Bottles
T Scouts Recycling Centre (src.sa.scouts.com.au) or Magill Recycling & Salvage, 6-8 Nightingale Avenue, Magill, T. 8333 1033
S2 Gas Bottles - ELGAS "Swap and Go' Locations (exchange an old bottle for a new one. Maxbilt Trading Centre, Norwood (old, unwanted, empty)
T S2
Glass (Broken) Drink / Wine/ Window/ Pyrex/ Mirror (wrapped)
W General Waste Bin (red lid)
W
Glass Bottles - Drink / Wine
R Recycling Bin (yellow lid)
R
Glasses (Eye), Sunglasses
G Eye glasses,sunglasses:

Option 1: If in good condition, donate to a charity.

Option 2: Drop off at specified optomotrist and charity stores. Lions Club Norwood will collect glasses to be recycled as part of the Recycle for Sight program, visit: Recycle for Sight

Option 3: General waste bin (red lid)
G
Greeting Cards
R Recycling Bin (yellow lid)
R
H
Hair
O Organics Bin (green lid)
O
Hoses
W General Waste Bin (red lid)
W
I
Ice-Cream Sticks
O Organics Bin (green lid)
O
J
Jar Lids - Metal & Plastic
R Recycling Bin (yellow lid)
R
Jars - Glass & Plastic (with lids removed)
R Recycling Bin (yellow lid)
R
Juice / Dairy Cartons - Liquidpaperboard
R Recycling Bin (yellow lid)
R
Junk Mail (plastic wrap removed)
R Recycling Bin (yellow lid)
R
K
Kitty Litter - Paper / Sawdust
O Organics Bin (green lid)
O
Kitty Litter - Stone / Clay / Crystalised
W General Waste Bin (red lid)
W
L
Laminated Paper
W General Waste Bin (red lid)
W
Lawn clippings, leaves, bark
O Organics Bin (green lid)
C Compost / Worm Farms / Bokashi
O C
Light Bulbs, Light Globes
S7 Light bulbs, globes (fuorescent tubes, halogen, incandescent, old style) can be dropped off at Mitre 10 stores to be recycled.
S7
M
Magazines
R Recycling Bin (yellow lid)
D Donate to a charitable organisation
R D
Mattresses
HW City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Hard Waste Kerbside Collection.
S3 Mattresses - Adelaide Eco Bins, T: 8280 6533 (collect from home, $50 per item), Distribution 360, T: 0488 360 360 or 0414 280 891 (collect from home, $30 per item).
HW S3
Medicine bottles (empty & rinsed)
R Recycling Bin (yellow lid)
R
Medicines - unwanted, expired
S1 Drop off at your local pharmacy.
S1
Milk bottle tops
R Recycling Bin (yellow lid)
R
Milk bottles/cartons
R Recycling Bin (yellow lid)
R
Mobile Phones
S4 For recycling options, visit: Hard Waste & E-waste page
S4
N
Nappies (disposable)
W General Waste Bin (red lid)
W
Needles - Hypodermic
S8 Needles/ Sharps - Eastern Health Authority, St Peters
S8
Newspapers
R Recycling Bin (yellow lid)
R
O
Office paper
R Recycling Bin (yellow lid)
R
Oil - Motor, Cooking
A Cooking oil:
Option 1:
Residents can dispose of waste cooking oil for free at the Council Depot, 30 Davis Road, Glynde.

Cooking oil:
Option 2: Drop off at Adelaide and Statewide Tallow, 87 - 89 Wing St Wingfield, phone 0419 854 656.

Cooking oil:
Option 3: Drop off at the Household Hazardous Waste Depot, corner of Magazine Road and Henschke Street, Dry Creek (open from 9am-12pm on the first Tuesday of each month (including public holidays).

Cooking oil:
Option 4: Small amounts of vegetable oils can be composted.

Motor oil, coolant and oil filters:
Option 1: Council's Works Depot at 30 Davis Road, Glynde accepts domestic quantities. Phone 8360 9001.

Motor oil, coolant and oil filters:
Option 2: visit:
Zero Waste
A
Ovens
T Scouts Recycling Centre (src.sa.scouts.com.au) or Magill Recycling & Salvage, 6-8 Nightingale Avenue, Magill, T. 8333 1033
M Scrap metal, steel (wire, sheet):

Option 1: Donate to: Scrap Away


Option 2:Recycle at Recyclers SA

Option 3: Book a Council hard waste collection, bookings can be made directly with East Waste on 08 8347 5111.
HW City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Hard Waste Kerbside Collection.
T M HW
P
Paint Tins (containing wet paint)
HP Add a drying agent then tip the dried paint into the waste bin (red lid) and the clean tin into the recycling bin (yellow lid).
HP
Paint tins (empty)
R Recycling Bin (yellow lid)
R
Paper
R Recycling Bin (yellow lid)
R
Paper towel (used)
O Organics Bin (green lid)
O
Pet hair
O Organics Bin (green lid)
O
Pizza Boxes (clean)
R Recycling Bin (yellow lid)
R
Pizza Boxes (soiled)
O Organics Bin (green lid)
O
Plant Pots (plastic, cleaned)
R Recycling Bin (yellow lid)
R
Plastic Containers (eg icecream, margarine)
R Recycling Bin (yellow lid)
R
Plastic strapping
W General Waste Bin (red lid)
W
Plastic Trays (can hold shape)
R Recycling Bin (yellow lid)
R
Plastic, soft (even degradable)/ Wrapping/Bags
W General Waste Bin (red lid)
P Plastic Bag Recycling Bins at Supermarkets
W P
Polystyrene, Styrofoam
S11 Polystyrene, styrofoam:

Option 1: Drop off at Coolfoam, 3/12 Kingstag Crescent, Elizabeth West, phone 8287 3666.

Option 2: Bill Caire's Cases, Lot 15 Burma Road, Pooraka, phone 0408 819 579. Domestic quantities are free, commercial quantities will incur a cost.

Option 3: Book a Council hard waste collection, phone 8347 5111.

S11
Printer /Toner Cartridges
S5 Printer/toner cartridges can be dropped off at Australia Post, JB Hi-Fi, Tandy, The Good Guys, Harvey Norman and Officeworks.
S5
S
Scrap metal (Wire or Sheet)
T Scouts Recycling Centre (src.sa.scouts.com.au) or Magill Recycling & Salvage, 6-8 Nightingale Avenue, Magill, T. 8333 1033
M Scrap metal, steel (wire, sheet):

Option 1: Donate to: Scrap Away


Option 2:Recycle at Recyclers SA

Option 3: Book a Council hard waste collection, bookings can be made directly with East Waste on 08 8347 5111.
HW City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Hard Waste Kerbside Collection.
T M HW
Shampoo (Hair Product Containers)
R Recycling Bin (yellow lid)
R
Smoke alarms
W General Waste Bin (red lid)
W
Steel
T Scouts Recycling Centre (src.sa.scouts.com.au) or Magill Recycling & Salvage, 6-8 Nightingale Avenue, Magill, T. 8333 1033
M Scrap metal, steel (wire, sheet):

Option 1: Donate to: Scrap Away


Option 2:Recycle at Recyclers SA

Option 3: Book a Council hard waste collection, bookings can be made directly with East Waste on 08 8347 5111.
HW City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Hard Waste Kerbside Collection.
T M HW
String/ Rope/ Hoses
W General Waste Bin (red lid)
W
Styrofoam
W General Waste Bin (red lid)
W
Syringes
S8 Needles/ Sharps - Eastern Health Authority, St Peters
S8
T
Take away containers (foil/plastic - clean)
R Recycling Bin (yellow lid)
R
Tea bags (including tag)
O Organics Bin (green lid)
C Compost / Worm Farms / Bokashi
O C
Telephone books
R Recycling Bin (yellow lid)
R
Televisions
E For e-waste recycling options, visit our Hard Waste & E-waste page
E
Timber (painted or treated)
L Salvage yards may take bricks, pavers and tiles for reselling.
HW City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Hard Waste Kerbside Collection.
L HW
Tissues
O Organics Bin (green lid)
O
Toilet paper rolls
R Recycling Bin (yellow lid)
R
Toothpaste tubes
W General Waste Bin (red lid)
W
Tyres
S9 Visit: Recycling Near You for drop off locations for tyres - passenger vehicles.

Some tyre service centres will recycle your tyres for free when you purchase new ones.
S9
V
Vacuum cleaner dust
W General Waste Bin (red lid)
W
Vinyl
W General Waste Bin (red lid)
W
W
Washing machines
T Scouts Recycling Centre (src.sa.scouts.com.au) or Magill Recycling & Salvage, 6-8 Nightingale Avenue, Magill, T. 8333 1033
M Scrap metal, steel (wire, sheet):

Option 1: Donate to: Scrap Away


Option 2:Recycle at Recyclers SA

Option 3: Book a Council hard waste collection, bookings can be made directly with East Waste on 08 8347 5111.
HW City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Hard Waste Kerbside Collection.
T M HW
Waxed paper
W General Waste Bin (red lid)
W
White goods
T Scouts Recycling Centre (src.sa.scouts.com.au) or Magill Recycling & Salvage, 6-8 Nightingale Avenue, Magill, T. 8333 1033
M Scrap metal, steel (wire, sheet):

Option 1: Donate to: Scrap Away


Option 2:Recycle at Recyclers SA

Option 3: Book a Council hard waste collection, bookings can be made directly with East Waste on 08 8347 5111.
HW City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Hard Waste Kerbside Collection.
T M HW
Wine bladders
W General Waste Bin (red lid)
W
Wrapping paper
R Recycling Bin (yellow lid)
R
X
X-rays
S10 X-rays:

Option 1: Drop off at most Red Cross Centres.

Option 2: Recycle at Siltech, 1 Deeds Road Camden Park SA.
S10
Y
Yoghurt containers
R Recycling Bin (yellow lid)
R