Waste and Recycling Guide

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  • A

      • Remove plastic cap or lid and recycle separately in Recycling Bin (yellow lid).
      • Preferred method

        Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Full or partially full aerosol cans are treated as household hazardous waste and cannot be placed in household bins.
    • Preferred method

      Do not place into any bin.

      Free drop-off locations:

      Campbelltown Council Works Depot
      6 Newton Road, Campbelltown
      Opening hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 3pm

      Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre
      181 Morphett Road, North Plympton
      Opening hours: Monday - Friday 7am - 4pm, Saturday 8am - 3pm, Sunday 10am - 3pm

      Northern Adelaide Waste Management Authority - Recovery Centre
      Gate 3, Bellchambers Road, Edinburgh North
      Opening hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm, Weekends 9am - 3pm

      Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre
      32 Scott Creek Road, Healthfield
      Opening hours: Monday - Friday 7.30am - 4pm, Weekends 9am - 4pm

    • Empty the container. There's no need to waste water washing your recycling.
    • Preferred method

      Deliver to Scouts Recycling Centre

      Scouts will pay cash for deposit drink containers, car batteries and scrap metal including car bodies, screen doors and washing machines etc.

      Scouts will accept and recycle non-deposit glass containers such as jars and bottles, cardboard, newspapers, magazines, empty gas bottles, stretch type plastic film, number 2 plastics (ie high-density polyethylene such as milk and shampoo containers).

    • Alternative 1

      Drop off at a recycling depot. For a list of locations, visit: Recycle SA website.

    • Alternative 2

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • If dirty/uncleanable, place into General Waste Bin (red lid)

      Tip: Scrunch foil wrapping into a ball (around the size of a small fist) or place small pieces inside of a aluminium drink can.
    • Preferred method

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • The Council will arrange the collection and disposal of dead animals from Council property (e.g. roads, footpaths and reserves) but not from private property.
    • Preferred method

      Organics bin (green lid)

    • Preferred method

      Place in your compost, worm farm or bokashi.

    • Alternative 1

      Organics bin (green lid)

    • No bin!

      Asbestos dust and fibres are known to be hazardous when inhaled, and can be released into the air when products containing asbestos are incorrectly handled, removed or transported for disposal.
    • Preferred method

      For information about safe removal and disposal, visit: Asbestos.sa.gov.au

    • Ash must be cold, not smouldering.

      Note: cigarette butts must be placed into the general waste (red lid) bin.
    • Preferred method

      Place in your compost, worm farm or bokashi.

    • Alternative 1

      Organics bin (green lid)

  • B

      • Preferred method

        General waste bin (red lid)

    • If it is certified ‘compostable’ (AS5810) then it can be placed in the organics bin (green lid)
    • Preferred method

      Organics bin (green lid)

    • Preferred method

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Preferred method

      If in good condition, donate to a charity store or advertise to giveaway on Gumtree or Facebook.

    • Alternative 1

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Preferred method

      If in good condition, donate to a charity store or advertise to giveaway on Gumtree or Facebook.

    • Alternative 1

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Preferred method

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Preferred method

      If in good condition, donate to a charity store or advertise to giveaway on Gumtree or Facebook.

    • Alternative 1

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Preferred method

      If in good condition, donate to a charity store or advertise to giveaway on Gumtree or Facebook.

    • Alternative 1

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Batteries (car, mobile phone, laptop, motorcycle and other rechargeable).

      These types of batteries are banned from landfill and therefore must not be placed in any kerbside bin.
    • Preferred method

      Drop-off for recycling at your local battery recycling centre. Century Yuasa - Recycling Centres Map

    • Alternative 1

      Drop off at the Council's Works Depot at 30 Davis Road, Glynde.
      Phone 8360 9001.

    • Batteries cannot be recycled through kerbside Recycling Bin (yellow lid).

      Batteries and light globes contain valuable materials like aluminium nickel, steel, zinc and mercury, all of which can be recovered and reused.
    • Preferred method

      Drop off at the Council Depot at 30 Davis Rd, Glynde, the Norwood Town Hall or at either of the three Council libraries.

    • Alternative 1

      Drop off rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries (AA, AAA, C, D and 9V sized) at ALDI stores or Ikea stores.

    • Alternative 2

      Drop off for recycling at your local Unplug n' Drop drop-off point. For drop-off locations, visit: Unplug N' Drop

    • Repurpose at home: drop cloth, toy storage (eg lego), create kids forts, give to pets, make aprons, use in the garage, cleaning rags, etc.
    • Preferred method

      If in good condition, donate to a charity store or advertise to giveaway on Gumtree or Facebook.

    • Alternative 1

      If in reasonable condition donate to an animal shelter. Visit: Animal Welfare League for details: Animal Welfare League (AWL)…

    • Alternative 2

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Preferred method

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Preferred method

      Tyrecycle, located at 26 Cormack Road Wingfield, accept bicycle tyres at no charge and also have arrangement for collection of tyres from a number of Bicycle stores / organisations. Contact: Phone: 1300 829 253 or visit: www.tyrecycle.com.au

    • Alternative 1

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Preferred method

      If in good condition, donate to Bicycle SA, to be provided to our Bikes-in-Schools program. Find out more…

      Or

      Donate to the Australian Refugee Association, to be provided to refugee families recently arrived in Australia. Find out more…

    • Alternative 1

      If in good condition, donate to a charity store or advertise to giveaway on Gumtree or Facebook.

    • Alternative 2

      Book a Council hard waste collection. To book, phone East Waste on 8347 5111. Find out more >

    • If you have large amounts consider recycling through Teracycle’s Binder Zero Waste Box (charges apply). Visit: www.terracycle.com
    • Preferred method

      If in good condition, donate to a charity store or advertise to giveaway on Gumtree or Facebook.

    • Alternative 1

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Not all biodegradable items can be placed into the home compost system. For more information, visit: www.eastwaste.com.au
    • Preferred method

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Preferred method

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Alternative 1

      Drop off at the Recycle bin at your local supermarket. The plastic will be reused to produce bollards, outdoor furniture, signage and a range of other products.

      Please note: cling wrap is no longer accepted as some types of wrap are PVC and cannot be recycled through the recovery system.

      Find out more >

    • There are many alternatives option to using bleach that are equally fast and effective and not harmful to humans, pets and the environment.

      Try vinegar, baking soda / bicarb soda, hydrogen peroxide, lemon juice, borax, tea tree oil.

      If a small amount is used for cleaning and is diluted with water it can be poured down the sink or toilet. It should not be poured into gutters / storm water.
    • Preferred method

      Do not place into any bin.

      Free drop-off locations:

      Campbelltown Council Works Depot
      6 Newton Road, Campbelltown
      Opening hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 3pm

      Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre
      181 Morphett Road, North Plympton
      Opening hours: Monday - Friday 7am - 4pm, Saturday 8am - 3pm, Sunday 10am - 3pm

      Northern Adelaide Waste Management Authority - Recovery Centre
      Gate 3, Bellchambers Road, Edinburgh North
      Opening hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm, Weekends 9am - 3pm

      Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre
      32 Scott Creek Road, Healthfield
      Opening hours: Monday - Friday 7.30am - 4pm, Weekends 9am - 4pm

    • Preferred method

      Take the blister packs to a collection location through TerraCycle’s Bausch + Lomb Recycling Program.
      Visit: Drop-off locations

    • Alternative 1

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Blister Packs are pre-formed packaging used for small consumer goods, foods, and for pharmaceuticals.
    • Preferred method

      Add to other pieces of aluminium foil and scrunch into a ball, about the size of a small fist, place in recycling bin (yellow lid).

      Alternatively, place with other pieces of aluminium foil inside of an aluminium can and place in recycling bin (yellow lid).

    • Preferred method

      Organics bin (green lid)

    • Remove hard or plastic covers and place in the general waste bin (red lid).

      Place paper pages in recycling bin (yellow lid.
    • Preferred method

      If in good condition, donate to a charity store or advertise to giveaway on Gumtree or Facebook.

    • Alternative 1

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Preferred method

      If in good condition, donate to a charity store or advertise to giveaway on Gumtree or Facebook.

    • Alternative 1

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Plastic bottle tops/lids:
      Place plastic bottle tops/lids and other small plastic items such as straws, bread tags etc, should be placed and collected in a plastic bottle (clear/see-through is preferable for easy detection) before placing in the recycling.

      Metal/steel bottle tops:
      Collect in like metal container (e.g. tin), squeeze the top of the tin together to keep the lids inside, before placing in the recycling.
    • Preferred method

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Lids can be placed into the Recycling bin (yellow lid) loosely or they can be secured inside an empty plastic container.
    • Preferred method

      Deliver to Scouts Recycling Centre

      Scouts will pay cash for deposit drink containers, car batteries and scrap metal including car bodies, screen doors and washing machines etc.

      Scouts will accept and recycle non-deposit glass containers such as jars and bottles, cardboard, newspapers, magazines, empty gas bottles, stretch type plastic film, number 2 plastics (ie high-density polyethylene such as milk and shampoo containers).

    • Alternative 1

      Drop off at a recycling depot. For a list of locations, visit: Recycle SA website.

    • Alternative 2

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Preferred method

      Organics bin (green lid)

    • If placing in recycling bin, first collect bread tags in a milk bottle container along with other small plastic items. Once full, place in the recycling bin (yellow lid).
    • Preferred method

      Donate to Bread Tags for Wheel Chairs. For collection locations, visit: Bread tags for Wheelchairs

    • Alternative 1

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Preferred method

      If in good condition, reuse it.

    • Alternative 1

      Drop off at the Recycle bin at your local supermarket. The plastic will be reused to produce bollards, outdoor furniture, signage and a range of other products.

      Please note: cling wrap is no longer accepted as some types of wrap are PVC and cannot be recycled through the recovery system.

      Find out more >

    • Alternative 2

      General waste bin (red lid)

  • C

      • Empty the container. There's no need to waste water washing your recycling.

        Tip: Flattening boxes and cans will make more room in your bin.
      • Preferred method

        Deliver to Scouts Recycling Centre

        Scouts will pay cash for deposit drink containers, car batteries and scrap metal including car bodies, screen doors and washing machines etc.

        Scouts will accept and recycle non-deposit glass containers such as jars and bottles, cardboard, newspapers, magazines, empty gas bottles, stretch type plastic film, number 2 plastics (ie high-density polyethylene such as milk and shampoo containers).

      • Alternative 1

        Drop off at a recycling depot. For a list of locations, visit: Recycle SA website.

      • Alternative 2

        Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Preferred method

      Drop off at a recycling depot. For a list of locations, visit: Recycle SA website.

    • Drop off for recycling for free at the RAA at 101 Richmond Road, Mile End.
    • Preferred method

      Book a Council hard waste collection. To book, phone East Waste on 8347 5111. Find out more >

    • Boxes should be flattened for recycling.
    • Preferred method

      Deliver to Scouts Recycling Centre

      Scouts will pay cash for deposit drink containers, car batteries and scrap metal including car bodies, screen doors and washing machines etc.

      Scouts will accept and recycle non-deposit glass containers such as jars and bottles, cardboard, newspapers, magazines, empty gas bottles, stretch type plastic film, number 2 plastics (ie high-density polyethylene such as milk and shampoo containers).

    • Alternative 1

      Drop off at a recycling depot. For a list of locations, visit: Recycle SA website.

    • Alternative 2

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Preferred method

      If in good condition, donate to a charity store or advertise to giveaway on Gumtree or Facebook.

    • Alternative 1

      Book a Council hard waste collection. To book, phone East Waste on 8347 5111. Find out more >

    • Alternative 2

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Preferred method

      Drop off for recycling at all Officeworks and participating Australia Post, Harvey Norman, The Good Guys or JB Hi-Fi.

    • Place plastic cases into Recycling Bin (Yellow lid).
    • Preferred method

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Preferred method

      Drop off for recycling at your local Unplug n' Drop drop-off point. For drop-off locations, visit: Unplug N' Drop

    • Alternative 1

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Cassette covers can go into the Recycling bin (yellow lid), but the actual cassettes cannot go into the Recycling bin (yellow lid).

      Please note: batteries can be dropped-off at Unplug N' Drop.
    • Preferred method

      Drop off for recycling at your local Unplug n' Drop drop-off point. For drop-off locations, visit: Unplug N' Drop

    • Alternative 1

      Drop off for recycling at the Adelaide Sustainability Centre: The Joinery, 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide

    • Alternative 2

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • CD and DVD covers can go into the Recycling bin (yellow lid), but the actual discs cannot go into the Recycling bin (yellow lid).
    • Preferred method

      If in good condition, donate to a charity store or advertise to giveaway on Gumtree or Facebook.

    • Alternative 1

      Drop off for recycling at your local Unplug n' Drop drop-off point. For drop-off locations, visit: Unplug N' Drop

    • Alternative 2

      If in good condition, donate using: West Works or TechCollect

    • Alternative 3

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • If broken, wrap in newspaper and put in a bag before placing into General Waste Bin (red lid).
    • Preferred method

      If in good condition, donate to a charity store or advertise to giveaway on Gumtree or Facebook.

    • Alternative 1

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Preferred method

      Do not place into any bin.

      Free drop-off locations:

      Campbelltown Council Works Depot
      6 Newton Road, Campbelltown
      Opening hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 3pm

      Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre
      181 Morphett Road, North Plympton
      Opening hours: Monday - Friday 7am - 4pm, Saturday 8am - 3pm, Sunday 10am - 3pm

      Northern Adelaide Waste Management Authority - Recovery Centre
      Gate 3, Bellchambers Road, Edinburgh North
      Opening hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm, Weekends 9am - 3pm

      Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre
      32 Scott Creek Road, Healthfield
      Opening hours: Monday - Friday 7.30am - 4pm, Weekends 9am - 4pm

    • Only place into bin once fully extinguished.
    • Preferred method

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Preferred method

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Instead of cling wrap try beeswax wrap, reusable sandwich bags, cotton food covers, glass or other reusable container and lid.
    • Preferred method

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Preferred method

      If in good condition, donate to a charity store or advertise to giveaway on Gumtree or Facebook.

    • Alternative 1

      H&M and Zara have garment collection programs for any clothing or textiles, which they reuse or recycle.

      Patagonia, Common Threads – Bring back your unwanted Patagonia clothing and accessories to any Patagonia store and they’ll recycle it and give you store credit. Find out more >

      The North Face, Clothes the Loop – Recycling clothing and shoes from any brand at North Face stores. Find out more >

      SCR Group will also accept worn or damaged clothing and shoes. Find out more >

    • Alternative 2

      If in good condition, reuse it.

    • Alternative 3

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Preferred method

      If in good condition, donate to a charity store or advertise to giveaway on Gumtree or Facebook.

    • Alternative 1

      Hangers that are made of metal coated in plastic should be placed into the general waste bin (red lid).

      Hangers that are made entirely of either plastic or metal can be placed into the recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Preferred method

      Place in your compost, worm farm or bokashi.

    • Alternative 1

      Organics bin (green lid)

    • A more environmentally responsible alternative is to use ground coffee or beans.
    • Preferred method

      Drop off for recycling at the Adelaide Sustainability Centre: The Joinery, 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide

    • Alternative 1

      Nespresso coffee pods can be dropped off for recycling at any Nespresso store.

    • Alternative 2

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • The better alternative is to use a reusable cup.
    • Preferred method

      Check that the lid and cup includes the wording ‘100% compostable’. Compostable brands include Biopak, Vegware and Natureworks. If compostable, place in Green waste bin (green lid). If the bin is in the Norwood Payneham & St Peters area, the bin contents will composted by Jeffries.

    • The better alternative is to use a reusable cup.
    • Preferred method

      Takeaway coffee cups cannot be recycled due to the plastic coating. Place into the General waste bin (red lid).

    • To be composted, bag must be certified as compostable, not just biodegradable/degradable.

      For information about compostable bags, visit: www.eastwaste.com.au
    • Preferred method

      Organics bin (green lid)

    • Includes concrete, bricks, rubble, tiles etc.
    • Preferred method

      Drop off the material to ResourceCo at Wingfield where it will be salvaged to manufacture a range of recycled aggregates that will serve as a sustainable alternative to traditional quarried products. Note, there will be a charge to drop off the material. Visit: ResourceCo

    • Preferred method

      Drop-off at YCA Recycling, 16-20 Johansson Road, Wingfield SA

    • Alternative 1

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Preferred method

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Preferred method

      If in good condition, donate to a charity store or advertise to giveaway on Gumtree or Facebook.

    • Alternative 1

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Preferred method

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Preferred method

      Organics bin (green lid)

  • D

      • Preferred method

        Wrap in newspaper or collect in a certified compostable bag (do not use plastic or biodegradable bags) and place in organics bin (green lid).

    • Preferred method

      General waste bin (red lid)

  • E

      • Preferred method

        Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • All e-waste is banned from landfill and therefore must not be placed into any kerbside bin.
    • Preferred method

      Drop off for recycling at your local Unplug n' Drop drop-off point. For drop-off locations, visit: Unplug N' Drop

    • Alternative 1

      If in good condition, donate using: West Works or TechCollect

    • Alternative 2

      Book a Council hard waste collection. To book, phone East Waste on 8347 5111. Find out more >

    • Preferred method

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

  • F

      • Do not place fire extinguishers into any kerbside bin.
      • Preferred method

        Contact eFire and Safety at 438 Grand Junction Rd, Mansfield Park on 8345 1777 for recycling or recharging options. For more information, visit: eFire and Safety

      • Alternative 1

        Do not place into any bin.

        Free drop-off locations:

        Campbelltown Council Works Depot
        6 Newton Road, Campbelltown
        Opening hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 3pm

        Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre
        181 Morphett Road, North Plympton
        Opening hours: Monday - Friday 7am - 4pm, Saturday 8am - 3pm, Sunday 10am - 3pm

        Northern Adelaide Waste Management Authority - Recovery Centre
        Gate 3, Bellchambers Road, Edinburgh North
        Opening hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm, Weekends 9am - 3pm

        Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre
        32 Scott Creek Road, Healthfield
        Opening hours: Monday - Friday 7.30am - 4pm, Weekends 9am - 4pm

    • Preferred method

      Recycle at Coolfoam, 3/12 Kingstag Crescent, Elizabeth West. For more information, visit:Coolfoam website

    • Alternative 1

      Recycle at Electronic Recycling Australia, 149 Holbrooks Road, Underdale. Visit: Electronic Recycling Australia

    • Alternative 2

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Scrunch into a loose ball.
    • Preferred method

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Preferred method

      Place in your compost, worm farm or bokashi.

    • Alternative 1

      Organics bin (green lid)

    • Preferred method

      If in good condition, donate to a charity store or advertise to giveaway on Gumtree or Facebook.

    • Alternative 1

      Drop off at a recycling depot. For a list of locations, visit: Recycle SA website.

    • Alternative 2

      For more information and drop off locations, visit:
      Recycling Near You website or call 1300 733 712.

    • Alternative 3

      Book a Council hard waste collection. To book, phone East Waste on 8347 5111. Find out more >

    • Preferred method

      If in good condition, donate to a charity store or advertise to giveaway on Gumtree or Facebook.

    • Alternative 1

      Book a Council hard waste collection. To book, phone East Waste on 8347 5111. Find out more >

  • G

      • Preferred method

        Place in your compost, worm farm or bokashi.

      • Alternative 1

        Organics bin (green lid)

    • Gas bottles are banned from landfill and therefore must not be placed in any kerbside bin.
    • Preferred method

      Do not place into any bin.

      Free drop-off locations:

      Campbelltown Council Works Depot
      6 Newton Road, Campbelltown
      Opening hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 3pm

      Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre
      181 Morphett Road, North Plympton
      Opening hours: Monday - Friday 7am - 4pm, Saturday 8am - 3pm, Sunday 10am - 3pm

      Northern Adelaide Waste Management Authority - Recovery Centre
      Gate 3, Bellchambers Road, Edinburgh North
      Opening hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm, Weekends 9am - 3pm

      Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre
      32 Scott Creek Road, Healthfield
      Opening hours: Monday - Friday 7.30am - 4pm, Weekends 9am - 4pm

    • Alternative 1

      Deliver to Scouts Recycling Centre

      Scouts will pay cash for deposit drink containers, car batteries and scrap metal including car bodies, screen doors and washing machines etc.

      Scouts will accept and recycle non-deposit glass containers such as jars and bottles, cardboard, newspapers, magazines, empty gas bottles, stretch type plastic film, number 2 plastics (ie high-density polyethylene such as milk and shampoo containers).

    • Alternative 2

      Drop off at a recycling depot. For a list of locations, visit: Recycle SA website.

    • Alternative 3

      Exchange an old bottle for a new one at ELGAS "Swap and Go' locations.

      Old, unwanted, empty bottles can be refilled or dropped off at Maxbilt Trading Centre, Norwood.

    • Preferred method

      Deliver to Scouts Recycling Centre

      Scouts will pay cash for deposit drink containers, car batteries and scrap metal including car bodies, screen doors and washing machines etc.

      Scouts will accept and recycle non-deposit glass containers such as jars and bottles, cardboard, newspapers, magazines, empty gas bottles, stretch type plastic film, number 2 plastics (ie high-density polyethylene such as milk and shampoo containers).

    • Alternative 1

      Drop off at a recycling depot. For a list of locations, visit: Recycle SA website.

    • Alternative 2

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Wrap broken glass in newspaper and place in bag before disposal.
    • Preferred method

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Preferred method

      If in good condition, donate to a charity store or advertise to giveaway on Gumtree or Facebook.

    • Alternative 1

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Preferred method

      Drop off unwanted glasses and sun glasses at Specsavers Norwood or Specsavers Marden.

      Lions Club Norwood will collect glasses to be recycled as part of the Recycle for Sight program. For more information, visit: Recycle for Sight

    • Alternative 1

      If in good condition, donate to a charity store or advertise to giveaway on Gumtree or Facebook.

    • Alternative 2

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Preferred method

      If in good condition, reuse it.

    • Alternative 1

      Drop off at the Recycle bin at your local supermarket. The plastic will be reused to produce bollards, outdoor furniture, signage and a range of other products.

      Please note: cling wrap is no longer accepted as some types of wrap are PVC and cannot be recycled through the recovery system.

      Find out more >

    • Alternative 2

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Preferred method

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

  • H

      • Preferred method

        Organics bin (green lid)

    • Please make sure containers are empty.
    • Preferred method

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Preferred method

      General waste bin (red lid)

  • I

      • Preferred method

        Organics bin (green lid)

  • J

      • Remove lids from jar.

        Tip!
        Metal lids can be placed in the recycling bin loose or secured inside an empty tin.

        Place plastic lids into the recycling bin (yellow lid) loose.

        Do not place the plastic lids inside plastic bottles or containers as it is likely that the container is made from a different type of plastic to the lid and this will cause contamination in the sorting process.
      • Preferred method

        Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Remove lids and place separately into Recycling Bin (yellow lid).
    • Preferred method

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Preferred method

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Consider placing a 'No Junk Mail' sticker’ on your letter box. Stickers are available for free from the Norwood Town Hall.

      Remove any plastic wrapping first and recycle the plastic wrapping separately (see listing for 'Plastic bags'). Then place the junk mail into the Recycling bin (yellow lid).
    • Preferred method

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

  • K

      • Preferred method

        Organics bin (green lid)

    • Preferred method

      General waste bin (red lid)

  • L

      • Preferred method

        General waste bin (red lid)

    • Preferred method

      Organics bin (green lid)

    • Alternative 1

      Place in your compost, worm farm or bokashi.

    • Light bulbs and light globes are banned from landfill and therefore must not be placed in any kerbside bin.
    • Preferred method

      Recycle at Ikea, Mitre 10, Banner Hardware or True Value Hardware stores.

    • Cut into small pieces if placing into the General waste bin (red lid).
    • Preferred method

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Alternative 1

      Book a Council hard waste collection. To book, phone East Waste on 8347 5111. Find out more >

    • Preferred method

      If in good condition, donate to a charity store or advertise to giveaway on Gumtree or Facebook.

    • Alternative 1

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

  • M

      • Preferred method

        If in good condition, donate to a charity store or advertise to giveaway on Gumtree or Facebook.

      • Alternative 1

        Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Preferred method

      Book a Council hard waste collection. To book, phone East Waste on 8347 5111. Find out more >

    • Black meat trays don’t reflect light so can’t be sorted by optical scanners at the recycling facility. Black plastic meat trays must be placed into the general waste bin (red lid).

      Non-black plastic meat trays can be placed in the recycling bin (yellow lid).
    • Preferred method

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Preferred method

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Preferred method

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Empty and rinse before disposing of.
    • Preferred method

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Liquid medicines are banned from landfill and should not be poured down the sink, put in the bin or flushed down the toilet.
    • Preferred method

      Drop off any pharmacy for safe and responsible disposal.

    • Glass lids are to be placed into General Waste Bin (red lid).
    • Preferred method

      If in good condition, donate to a charity store or advertise to giveaway on Gumtree or Facebook.

    • Alternative 1

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Plastic bottle tops/lids and other small plastic items such as straws, bread tags etc, should be placed and collected in a plastic bottle (clear/see-through is preferable for easy detection) before placing in the recycling bin (yellow lid).
    • Preferred method

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Empty before recycling.
    • Preferred method

      Deliver to Scouts Recycling Centre

      Scouts will pay cash for deposit drink containers, car batteries and scrap metal including car bodies, screen doors and washing machines etc.

      Scouts will accept and recycle non-deposit glass containers such as jars and bottles, cardboard, newspapers, magazines, empty gas bottles, stretch type plastic film, number 2 plastics (ie high-density polyethylene such as milk and shampoo containers).

    • Alternative 1

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Mobile phones are banned from landfill and therefore must not be placed in any kerbside bin.

      Remember to remove any data that you would like to keep before you recycle.
    • Preferred method

      Drop off for recycling at the Norwood Town Hall, 175 The Parade, Norwood.

    • Alternative 1

      Recycle through the Mobile Muster Program by dropping off at any of the following retail shops: Telstra, Optus, Virgin, Samsung, Vodafone.

      For more information, visit: Mobile Muster

  • N

      • For sustainable alternatives, try modern cloth nappies. They are shaped, fitted, washable and reusable. You can trial cloth nappies before you buy at Eco Bums – the cloth nappy library.
        Visit: www.ecobumsclothnappies.com

        Note: At present, there is no known brand of compostable nappies that can completely break down in a commercial composting system. This is due to the plastic elements such as liners, tabs, and elastic that remain as residue after being processed. The plastic components equate to more than 10% which is above the acceptable contamination. For this reason disposable and compostable nappies need to be disposed of in the general waste to landfill bin.
      • Preferred method

        General waste bin (red lid)

    • Needles, syringes, sharps and sharps containers are banned from landfill and therefore must not be placed in any kerbside bin.

      To report found syringes, call the Needle Clean Up Hotline on 1300 13 1340
    • Preferred method

      Eastern Health Authority (EHA) offer residents a free sharps / needle disposal service.

      Sharps must be dropped off in a sharps container. If you do not have a sharps container EHA sells containers to residents. For more information contact EHA

      For more information, visit: EHA

    • Alternative 1

      Some pharmacies will take used syringes.

      Selected pharmacies within the council area accept used syringes from residents with medical conditions (needles and syringes must be returned in a medical sharps container).

      For a list of participating pharmacies, visit: Find a Pharmacy

    • Alternative 2

      Sharps disposal bins are installed in some public toilets through the Safe Sharps project.

      For nearest locations, visit: Safe Sharps

    • Scouts will accept and recycle newpapers and magazines.
    • Preferred method

      Deliver to Scouts Recycling Centre

      Scouts will pay cash for deposit drink containers, car batteries and scrap metal including car bodies, screen doors and washing machines etc.

      Scouts will accept and recycle non-deposit glass containers such as jars and bottles, cardboard, newspapers, magazines, empty gas bottles, stretch type plastic film, number 2 plastics (ie high-density polyethylene such as milk and shampoo containers).

    • Alternative 1

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

  • O

      • Preferred method

        Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Clearly label containers before dropping off.

      Note: Small quantities of cooking oil can be absorbed in a paper towel and paced into the Organics Bin (green lid).
    • Preferred method

      Drop off at the Council's Works Depot at 30 Davis Road, Glynde.
      Phone 8360 9001.

    • Alternative 1

      Drop off at Adelaide and Statewide Tallow, 87 - 89 Wing St Wingfield, phone 0419 854 656.

    • Motor oil is banned from landfill and therefore must not be placed in any kerbside bin.

      Ensure the containers are clearly labelled and well sealed. Attach your own label if the original has fallen off.
    • Preferred method

      Drop off at the Council's Works Depot at 30 Davis Road, Glynde.
      Phone 8360 9001.

    • Alternative 1

      Do not place into any bin.

      Free drop-off locations:

      Campbelltown Council Works Depot
      6 Newton Road, Campbelltown
      Opening hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 3pm

      Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre
      181 Morphett Road, North Plympton
      Opening hours: Monday - Friday 7am - 4pm, Saturday 8am - 3pm, Sunday 10am - 3pm

      Northern Adelaide Waste Management Authority - Recovery Centre
      Gate 3, Bellchambers Road, Edinburgh North
      Opening hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm, Weekends 9am - 3pm

      Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre
      32 Scott Creek Road, Healthfield
      Opening hours: Monday - Friday 7.30am - 4pm, Weekends 9am - 4pm

    • Drain olive oil before placing into the Recycling Bin.
    • Preferred method

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Preferred method

      Donate to Scrapaway. For more information, visit: Scrapaway

    • Alternative 1

      Drop off at a recycling depot. For a list of locations, visit: Recycle SA website.

    • Alternative 2

      Book a Council hard waste collection. To book, phone East Waste on 8347 5111. Find out more >

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      • Preferred method

        If possible, remove dried paint from the tin and place the dried paint into the General waste bin (red lid). Place the empty tin into the Recycling bin (yellow lid). However, if you cannot remove the dried paint from the tin, place the tin and its dried contents into the General waste bin (red lid).

    • Wet paint is banned from landfill and therefore must not be placed into any kerbside bin.
    • Preferred method

      Paintback will recycle wet paint, stains, shellacs, primers, varnishes and urethanes and their packaging.

      To find your nearest Paintback collection site, visit: Paintback

    • Alternative 1

      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).

    • Alternative 2

      Do not place into any bin.

      Free drop-off locations:

      Campbelltown Council Works Depot
      6 Newton Road, Campbelltown
      Opening hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 3pm

      Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre
      181 Morphett Road, North Plympton
      Opening hours: Monday - Friday 7am - 4pm, Saturday 8am - 3pm, Sunday 10am - 3pm

      Northern Adelaide Waste Management Authority - Recovery Centre
      Gate 3, Bellchambers Road, Edinburgh North
      Opening hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm, Weekends 9am - 3pm

      Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre
      32 Scott Creek Road, Healthfield
      Opening hours: Monday - Friday 7.30am - 4pm, Weekends 9am - 4pm

    • Preferred method

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Preferred method

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Yellow bin note: shredded paper can be placed into the Recycling bin (yellow lid) only if the shredded paper is contained within a sealed paper bag, sealed paper envelope or a sealed cardboard box as this prevents the shredded paper from escaping and clogging the recycling machinery.

      Green bin note: shredded paper can be placed into the Organics bin (green lid), along with your garden and food waste
    • Preferred method

      Place in your compost, worm farm or bokashi.

    • Alternative 1

      Organics bin (green lid)

    • Alternative 2

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Preferred method

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Preferred method

      If in good condition, reuse it.

    • Alternative 1

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Preferred method

      Organics bin (green lid)

    • Preferred method

      Organics bin (green lid)

    • Preferred method

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Preferred method

      If in good condition, donate to a charity store or advertise to giveaway on Gumtree or Facebook.

    • Alternative 1

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Preferred method

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Preferred method

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Preferred method

      If in good condition, donate to a charity store or advertise to giveaway on Gumtree or Facebook.

    • Alternative 1

      If in reasonable condition donate to an animal shelter. Visit: Animal Welfare League for details: Animal Welfare League (AWL)…

    • Alternative 2

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Preferred method

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Preferred method

      Organics bin (green lid)

    • Preferred method

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Includes shopping bags, pasta bags, confectionary bags, potting mix bags etc.
    • Preferred method

      If in good condition, reuse it.

    • Alternative 1

      Drop off at the Recycle bin at your local supermarket. The plastic will be reused to produce bollards, outdoor furniture, signage and a range of other products.

      Please note: cling wrap is no longer accepted as some types of wrap are PVC and cannot be recycled through the recovery system.

      Find out more >

    • Alternative 2

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Preferred method

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Preferred method

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Remove batteries if placing into Recycling bin (yellow lid).

      Note: Do not place batteries in the Recycling bin (yellow lid). See Batteries listing for recycling options.
    • Preferred method

      If in good condition, donate to a charity store or advertise to giveaway on Gumtree or Facebook.

    • Alternative 1

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Preferred method

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Alternative 1

      Drop off at the Recycle bin at your local supermarket. The plastic will be reused to produce bollards, outdoor furniture, signage and a range of other products.

      Please note: cling wrap is no longer accepted as some types of wrap are PVC and cannot be recycled through the recovery system.

      Find out more >

    • Preferred method

      Recycle at Coolfoam, 3/12 Kingstag Crescent, Elizabeth West. For more information, visit:Coolfoam website

    • Alternative 1

      Recycle at Electronic Recycling Australia, 149 Holbrooks Road, Underdale. Visit: Electronic Recycling Australia

    • Alternative 2

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Preferred method

      Drop off for recycling at all Officeworks and participating Australia Post, Harvey Norman, The Good Guys or JB Hi-Fi.

    • Preferred method

      If in good condition, donate to a charity store or advertise to giveaway on Gumtree or Facebook.

    • Alternative 1

      General waste bin (red lid)

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      • Preferred method

        Most receipts are made from thermal paper and contain BPA (Bisphenol A), a chemical considered a contaminant.

        Thermal paper receipts (most common) - place in general waste bin (red lid).

        Printed or hand written on normal paper receipts - place in recycling bin (yellow lid).

        Paper test: scratch receipt with your fingernail. If a black line appears, then it is thermal paper. Thermal paper also appears to have a gloss/shine to it. If you are not sure, it is best to place the receipt in the general waste bin, to avoid contaminating the recycling bin.

      • Alternative 1

        General waste bin (red lid)

  • S

      • Sustainable sanitary options include reusable menstrual cups, period underwear and reusable pads.

        Disposable softcup menstrual discs hold up to 5 tampons worth of liquid and only need to be changed every 12 hours. After use, place in general waste bin (red lid).
      • Preferred method

        General waste bin (red lid)

    • Preferred method

      Drop off at a recycling depot. For a list of locations, visit: Recycle SA website.

    • Alternative 1

      Deliver to Scouts Recycling Centre

      Scouts will pay cash for deposit drink containers, car batteries and scrap metal including car bodies, screen doors and washing machines etc.

      Scouts will accept and recycle non-deposit glass containers such as jars and bottles, cardboard, newspapers, magazines, empty gas bottles, stretch type plastic film, number 2 plastics (ie high-density polyethylene such as milk and shampoo containers).

    • Alternative 2

      Book a Council hard waste collection. To book, phone East Waste on 8347 5111. Find out more >

    • Preferred method

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Preferred method

      Deliver to Scouts Recycling Centre

      Scouts will pay cash for deposit drink containers, car batteries and scrap metal including car bodies, screen doors and washing machines etc.

      Scouts will accept and recycle non-deposit glass containers such as jars and bottles, cardboard, newspapers, magazines, empty gas bottles, stretch type plastic film, number 2 plastics (ie high-density polyethylene such as milk and shampoo containers).

    • Alternative 1

      Drop off at a recycling depot. For a list of locations, visit: Recycle SA website.

    • Alternative 2

      Book a Council hard waste collection. To book, phone East Waste on 8347 5111. Find out more >

    • Alternative 3

      Donate to Scrapaway. For more information, visit: Scrapaway

    • If you really need to use a straw you are encouraged to use reusable straws (eg, stainless steel).
      Alternatively, simply avoid using straws.

      Note: if you need to place in the recycling bin (yellow lid), collect small plastic items such as straws, bread tags, bottle lids etc. in a plastic bottle (clear/see-through is preferable for easy detection) before placing in the recycling.
    • Preferred method

      If in good condition, reuse it.

    • Alternative 1

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Preferred method

      General waste bin (red lid)

  • T

      • Empty the container. There's no need to waste water washing your recycling.
      • Preferred method

        Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Preferred method

      Place in your compost, worm farm or bokashi.

    • Alternative 1

      Organics bin (green lid)

    • Preferred method

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Preferred method

      Drop off for recycling at your local Unplug n' Drop drop-off point. For drop-off locations, visit: Unplug N' Drop

    • Alternative 1

      If in good condition, donate using: West Works or TechCollect

    • Alternative 2

      Book a Council hard waste collection. To book, phone East Waste on 8347 5111. Find out more >

    • Preferred method

      If in good condition, donate to a charity store or advertise to giveaway on Gumtree or Facebook.

    • Alternative 1

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Do not place into kerbside Organics Bin (green lid).
    • Preferred method

      Book a Council hard waste collection. To book, phone East Waste on 8347 5111. Find out more >

    • Alternative 1

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Preferred method

      Organics bin (green lid)

    • Preferred method

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Please cut off the nylon bristles before placing the bamboo toothbrush into the Green organics bin (green lid).
    • Preferred method

      Organics bin (green lid)

    • Do NOT place the toothbrush into a plastic container and put it into the Recycle bin (yellow lid). There are three different plastics used to make toothbrushes. Polypropylene (PP) #5 and polyethylene (PET) #1 are mostly used to make the handle and nylon #7 is used for the bristles. Each of these different plastics needs to be separated in order to be recycled. At present there isn’t the technology to separate different plastics if they are bound together, so they are not recyclable. Placing the toothbrush into a bottle will cause contamination of that bottle.
    • Preferred method

      Drop off for recycling at the Adelaide Sustainability Centre: The Joinery, 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide

    • Alternative 1

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Tyres are banned from landfill (when whole ) and therefore cannot be placed into any kerbside bins.

      Some tyre service centres will recycle your tyres for free when you purchase new ones.
    • Preferred method

      Tyres can be recycled through Tyre Stewardship Australia.

      Visit: Tyre Stewardship Australia for more information.

  • V

      • Preferred method

        General waste bin (red lid)

    • Preferred method

      General waste bin (red lid)

  • W

      • Preferred method

        If in good condition, donate to a charity store or advertise to giveaway on Gumtree or Facebook.

      • Alternative 1

        Deliver to Scouts Recycling Centre

        Scouts will pay cash for deposit drink containers, car batteries and scrap metal including car bodies, screen doors and washing machines etc.

        Scouts will accept and recycle non-deposit glass containers such as jars and bottles, cardboard, newspapers, magazines, empty gas bottles, stretch type plastic film, number 2 plastics (ie high-density polyethylene such as milk and shampoo containers).

      • Alternative 2

        Drop off at a recycling depot. For a list of locations, visit: Recycle SA website.

      • Alternative 3

        Book a Council hard waste collection. To book, phone East Waste on 8347 5111. Find out more >

    • Preferred method

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • Preferred method

      If in good condition, donate to a charity store or advertise to giveaway on Gumtree or Facebook.

    • Alternative 1

      Drop off at a recycling depot. For a list of locations, visit: Recycle SA website.

    • Alternative 2

      Deliver to Scouts Recycling Centre

      Scouts will pay cash for deposit drink containers, car batteries and scrap metal including car bodies, screen doors and washing machines etc.

      Scouts will accept and recycle non-deposit glass containers such as jars and bottles, cardboard, newspapers, magazines, empty gas bottles, stretch type plastic film, number 2 plastics (ie high-density polyethylene such as milk and shampoo containers).

    • Alternative 3

      Book a Council hard waste collection. To book, phone East Waste on 8347 5111. Find out more >

    • Preferred method

      Drop off at the Recycle bin at your local supermarket. The plastic will be reused to produce bollards, outdoor furniture, signage and a range of other products.

      Please note: cling wrap is no longer accepted as some types of wrap are PVC and cannot be recycled through the recovery system.

      Find out more >

    • Alternative 1

      General waste bin (red lid)

    • These lids are aluminium. If possible, remove plastic liner from wine or spirit bottles cap/lid, then wrap and scrunch them together with alfoil to form a fist size ball.

      Alternatively, place lids inside of an aluminium tin (eg. Milo tin), squash the top of the tin together to keep the lids inside before placing in the recycling bin.
    • Preferred method

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)

    • Wrapping made from cellophane, plastic or foil cannot be recycled and must be placed into General waste bin (red lid).

      Wrapping made from paper can be placed into the Recycling bin (yellow lid).
    • Preferred method

      If in good condition, reuse it.

  • X

      • X-rays are banned from landfill and therefore must not be placed in any kerbside bin.
      • Preferred method

        Recycle at most Red Cross Centres or at Siltech, 1 Deeds Road, Camden Park.

  • Y

      • Empty the container. There's no need to waste water washing your recycling.
      • Preferred method

        Recycling bin (yellow lid)

  • Z

      • Preferred method

        If in good condition, reuse it.

      • Alternative 1

        Drop off at the Recycle bin at your local supermarket. The plastic will be reused to produce bollards, outdoor furniture, signage and a range of other products.

        Please note: cling wrap is no longer accepted as some types of wrap are PVC and cannot be recycled through the recovery system.

        Find out more >

      • Alternative 2

        General waste bin (red lid)

    • Put in an empty plastic container or juice bottle and then place into Recycling Bin (yellow lid).
    • Preferred method

      Recycling bin (yellow lid)