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.  

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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 Adelaide Statewide Tallow, 87 - 89 Wing St Wingfield.
T: 0419 854 656.
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
H Adelaide Statewide Tallow, 87 - 89 Wing St Wingfield.
T: 0419 854 656.
S6 Batteries (General) - Battery World, Council's Glynde Depot
Batteries (Car/ Boats) - Battery World, North Terrace Tyres, Repco Auto Parts, Super Cheap Auto, Peter and Rick's Auto Workshop, Council's Glynde Depot
A Waste and Recycling hotline T. 8347 5130
The Council's Works Depot accepts: Domestic quantities of used batteries(button, lithium, rechargeable and car). Domestic quantities of used motor oil, coolant, oil filters.
Location: 30 Davis Road, Glynde, T. 8360 9001

You may also bring your used batteries to the Norwood Town Hall, 175 The Parade, Norwood
H S6 A
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 Wingfield Waste & Recycling Centre, 412 Hanson Road North, Dry Creek, T: 8345 4318
Metro Waste, 19 Murray Street, Thebarton, T: 8443 8827
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 Cartridges - Australia Post, JB Hi-Fi, Dick Smith, 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 Electronic Waste Disposal or zerowaste.sa.gov.au/e-waste
D E
Ceramics/ Crockery
W General Waste Bin (red lid)
D Donate to a charitable organisation
W D
Chemicals (household or garden)
H Adelaide Statewide Tallow, 87 - 89 Wing St Wingfield.
T: 0419 854 656.
EPA Contact the Environment Protection Authority, T: 8204 2004
H EPA
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 & Lids - Takeaway (rinsed)
R Recycling Bin (yellow lid)
R
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 Electronic Waste Disposal or zerowaste.sa.gov.au/e-waste
E
Envelopes (with or without windows)
R Recycling Bin (yellow lid)
R
F
Fluorescent Lights
S7 Fluorescent tubes/ globes/ halogens (excluding commercial globes/ quantities) - Miter 10, Banner hardware or True Value shops
S7
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 Metal Recycling: Scrap-Away 4 Hines Road, Wingfield, T: 8244 5000
HW City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Hard Waste Kerbside Collection (September annually)
D M HW
Furniture
D Donate to a charitable organisation
HW City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Hard Waste Kerbside Collection (September annually)
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
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 (incandescent/old style)
S7 Fluorescent tubes/ globes/ halogens (excluding commercial globes/ quantities) - Miter 10, Banner hardware or True Value shops
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 (September annually)
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 Local pharmacy
S1
Milk bottle tops
R Recycling Bin (yellow lid)
R
Milk bottles/cartons
R Recycling Bin (yellow lid)
R
Mobile Phones
S4 Mobile Phones - Allphones, Australia Post, Cartridge World, Dick Smith Electronics, Fonebiz, Officeworks, Tlife and 3Shop
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
A Waste and Recycling hotline T. 8347 5130
The Council's Works Depot accepts: Domestic quantities of used batteries(button, lithium, rechargeable and car). Domestic quantities of used motor oil, coolant, oil filters.
Location: 30 Davis Road, Glynde, T. 8360 9001

You may also bring your used batteries to the Norwood Town Hall, 175 The Parade, Norwood
A
Oil – Cooking
H Adelaide Statewide Tallow, 87 - 89 Wing St Wingfield.
T: 0419 854 656.
H
Ovens
T Scouts Recycling Centre (src.sa.scouts.com.au) or Magill Recycling & Salvage, 6-8 Nightingale Avenue, Magill, T. 8333 1033
M Metal Recycling: Scrap-Away 4 Hines Road, Wingfield, T: 8244 5000
HW City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Hard Waste Kerbside Collection (September annually)
T M HW
P
Paint tins ( containing wet paint)
H Adelaide Statewide Tallow, 87 - 89 Wing St Wingfield.
T: 0419 854 656.
H
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
W General Waste Bin (red lid)
S11 Polystyrene (clean) - Coolfoam, Elizabeth West, Distribution 360, Burton


Or

Bill Caire's Cases, Lot 15 Burma Road, Pooraka. T: 08 8262 6248 or M: 0408 819 579

Domestic quantities are free, commercial quantities would incur a cost.
W S11
Printer /toner cartridges
S5 Printer Cartridges - Australia Post, JB Hi-Fi, Dick Smith, 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 Metal Recycling: Scrap-Away 4 Hines Road, Wingfield, T: 8244 5000
HW City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Hard Waste Kerbside Collection (September annually)
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 Metal Recycling: Scrap-Away 4 Hines Road, Wingfield, T: 8244 5000
HW City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Hard Waste Kerbside Collection (September annually)
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 Electronic Waste Disposal or zerowaste.sa.gov.au/e-waste
E
Timber (painted or treated)
L Wingfield Waste & Recycling Centre, 412 Hanson Road North, Dry Creek, T: 8345 4318
Metro Waste, 19 Murray Street, Thebarton, T: 8443 8827
HW City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Hard Waste Kerbside Collection (September annually)
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 Tyres - Beaurepairs, K-Mart Tyre& Auto (Coles Express) and other tyre retailers
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 Metal Recycling: Scrap-Away 4 Hines Road, Wingfield, T: 8244 5000
HW City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Hard Waste Kerbside Collection (September annually)
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 Metal Recycling: Scrap-Away 4 Hines Road, Wingfield, T: 8244 5000
HW City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Hard Waste Kerbside Collection (September annually)
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 - Red Cross Centres or Siltech, Camden Park
S10
Y
Yoghurt containers
R Recycling Bin (yellow lid)
R