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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Household batteries

These include batteries from electronic equipment, toys, laptops, power tools, e-bikes and hearing aids.
Lead-acid batteries excepted – see Lead acid / NBN batteries below for appropriate disposal of these batteries.

Residents can recycle batteries at these FREE local drop-off points:

ALDI stores – will accept AA, AAA, C, D and 9V household batteries only.

Battery World - will accept any batteries 

City of Onkaparinga - will accept up to 1kg of household batteries only at any of these locations:

  • any of our Customer Relations offices or libraries
  • Aberfoyle Community Centre
  • Coromandel Community Centre
  • Reynella Neighbourhood Centre
  • Wakefield House Positive Ageing Centre. 

Boat / car / lawnmower and other vehicle batteries

These CANNOT go into your household bins or to landfill. 

Contact a scrap metal recycler.

 Most will pay a few dollars for your battery.

Batteries can also be dropped off for recycling at Battery World.


Lead acid / NBN batteries

These CANNOT go into your household bins or to landfill.

All used sealed lead-acid batteries are classified as hazardous waste and must be recycled by a specialist battery recycler.

Contact a scrap metal recycler.

  Most will pay a few dollars for lead-acid batteries.

NBN batteries can also be dropped off for recycling at any of these locations:

  • any of our Customer Relations offices or libraries
  • Aberfoyle Community Centre
  • Coromandel Community Centre
  • Reynella Neighbourhood Centre
  • Wakefield House Positive Ageing Centre. 

Batteries can also be dropped off for recycling at Battery World.


Mobile phone batteries

These CANNOT go into your household bins or to landfill.

Mobile phones, their batteries and accessories can be recycled for FREE.

  • drop them off at a MobileMuster collection point
  • post them in using a free recycling satchel from Australia Post
  • download a free reply paid label from the MobileMuster website
  • check if your local school/charity is collecting old phones as a fundraiser.

OR

Drop them off at:

  • any of our Customer Relations offices or libraries
  • Aberfoyle Community Centre
  • Coromandel Community Centre
  • Reynella Neighbourhood Centre
  • Wakefield House Positive Ageing Centre
  • Battery World

Before you recycle, please delete all personal information from the phone and remove the SIM card.

If it's in reasonable condition consider giving it away, swapping or selling it.


Plastic 

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

Remove any batteries for appropriate disposal.

Large plastic toys – book a hard waste collection.


Metal

Contact a scrap metal recycler.

Remove any batteries for appropriate disposal.


Plush / soft

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

OR

Book a hard waste collection.


Wooden

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

OR

Book a hard waste collection. 

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

Remove battery first, for appropriate disposal.
Please take ALL household batteries to a local recycling drop-off point.

*Approved by the Environmental Protection Authority (SA).

Landline

Including, but not limited to: TVs, kitchen appliances, gaming consoles, calculators, cameras, hair dryers/straighteners, hearing aids,  irons, computers,  DVD players, radios, speakers, lamps, shredders, compressors, powerboards / double adaptors / extension leads etc.

Electrical items CANNOT go into your household bins or to landfill.

If it's in working condition consider giving it away, swapping or selling it.

OR


Mobiles

These CANNOT go into your household bins or to landfill.  

Mobile phones, their batteries and accessories can be recycled for FREE.

  • drop them off at a MobileMuster collection point
  • post them in using a free recycling satchel from Australia Post
  • download a free reply paid label from the MobileMuster website
  • check if your local school/charity is collecting old phones as a fundraiser.

OR

Drop them off at:

  • any of our Customer Relations offices or libraries
  • Aberfoyle Community Centre
  • Coromandel Community Centre
  • Reynella Neighbourhood Centre
  • Wakefield House Positive Ageing Centre.

Before you recycle, please delete all personal information from the phone and remove the SIM card.

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