A-Z disposal guide

Use this recycling and disposal guide to help with the reuse, recycling and safe disposal options for everyday products and household items.


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PLA is one of the most popular materials used in desktop 3D printing, however it is NOT recyclable via the kerbside bin system.

Drop PLA prints/scrap off to any of our public libraries.

Please ask a staff member to add it to the library’s 3D scrap for recycling.

PLA collected is forwarded to the Adelaide based DCycle program for recycling into new 3D printer filament.


Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Including, but not limited to: herbicides, pesticides, methylated spirits / kerosene, coolant, diesel/petrol, cleaners, thermometers, nail polish and remover, paint strippers/thinners, poisons, acids, fertilisers, gypsum, lubricants etc.

These CANNOT go in your household bins or to landfill.

Fuels and household chemicals can be dangerous if they are not stored or disposed of safely and also please be aware that Hazardous Wastes can not be disposed of in the general waste bin as they are harmful to human health and the environment.

You can take your unwanted paint and household chemicals to:

Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre
181 Morphett Road
North Plympton
Ph: 08 8295 5077

Open: Monday to Friday 7am–4pm, Saturday 8am–3pm, Sunday 10am–3pm.


Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre
32 Scott Creek Road
Ph: 08 8339 4323

Open: Monday to Friday 7.30am–4pm, weekends 9am–4pm.

Recycling bin Put it in the yellow/recycling bin.

Please make sure container is empty & remove the plastic lid.

Aerosol paint cans- empty

Recycling bin Empty aerosol cans - put in the yellow/recycling bin.

Cans (food/drink)

Recycling bin  Put it in the yellow/recycling bin.

No need to remove the pull tab. Feel free to crush cans to make more room in your recycling bin.

Remember that most drink cans can also be returned to a bottle & can recycler to claim a 10c refund.


Recycling bin  Clean aluminium foil – scrunch into a fist sized ball and put in the yellow/recycling bin.

Waste to landfill bin Dirty foil / foil with food - put in the red/waste to landfill bin.


Recycling bin  Clean - Put it in the yellow/recycling bin. No food scraps please - scrape clean.

Waste to landfill bin Dirty - Put in the red/waste to landfill bin.


e.g. dog poo, bird, rabbit, guinea pig cage contents such as straw, paper, droppings, seed. See kitty litter entry for appropriate disposal.

Green organics bin  Loose, wrapped in newspaper or bagged in compostable bag - put in the green organics bin.

Waste to landfill bin Bagged in a plastic bag  - put in the red/waste to landfill bin.

The collection and disposal of animals from private property is the responsibility of the property owner.

Animals can be taken to:

  • Southern Region Waste Resource Authority (SRWRA) Landfill at 112 Bakewell Drive Seaford Heights
  • Local vets
  • Pet cemeteries/Crematorium
  • Animal Welfare League at 19 Cormack Road, Wingfield
    Ph: 8348 1300

Ensure to contact the organisation beforehand to check what fees apply.

Small animals & household pets

e.g. mice, rats, birds, chickens, cats, dogs etc.

Green organics bin  Can be placed in the green/organics bin.

If possible, wrap in newspaper first, not plastic.


Place in the waste to landfill bin.

Dead animals on the roadside / council property

Please contact council on 8384 0666.

Please note that you may be directed to contact Department of Infrastructure and Transport (DIT) on 1800 018 313 if the animal is on a non-council road e.g. Main South Road, Southern Expressway, Victor Harbor Road, etc.

This material CANNOT go in your household bins or to landfill.

For guidelines for the safe removal of asbestos and drop off locations refer to  the EPA.

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.


Book a hard waste collection.
The material must be cut up / rolled up and bound. No longer than 1.5m in length and rolled up to a maximum 30cm in diameter.

Drop off at Coles or Woolworth stores with other clean plastic bags and soft plastics as part of the REDcycle program. Pouch MUST be empty with the lid on tight.


Waste to landfill bin  Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

If it's in good condition, re-use it.


Recycling bin  Put it in the yellow/recycling bin.

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