Recycling and 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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These CANNOT go in your household bins or to landfill.

Household lights (fluoro/CFL, incandescent, LED, halogen) can be dropped off for FREE at one of the locations below or at a hazardous waste collection site (below).

  • any Mitre 10 store across South Australia
  • IKEA (IKEA lights only)
  • Aberfoyle Community Centre
  • P&T Recycling, Seaford
  • Woodcroft Community Centre
  • Willunga Environment Centre

No commercial quantities are accepted. 

You can take your unwanted paint and household chemicals to the Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre, 181 Morphett Road, North Plympton. Ph: (08) 8295 5077. Open 7 days.

Important note: Broken fluoro tubes WILL NOT be accepted. Special caution needs to be taken when disposing and cleaning up broken tubes and globes.


Broken fluorescent lights

Fluorescent lights contain a small amount of mercury inside the glass tube, so if you accidentally break one, it needs to be disposed of correctly by:

  • turning off your heating and cooling
  • opening doors and windows to naturally ventilate the room
  • carefully sweeping it up wearing disposable rubber gloves
  • wrapping it in paper and disposing of it in your rubbish bin.

Source: www.sustainability.vic.gov.au


Please note:  Woodcroft Customer Service Centre have suspended their collection of dental products for Terracycle until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Plastic

Oral care product recycling boxes are available at the Willunga Environment Centre.

e.g. toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrush heads from electric toothbrushes, floss containers, toothpaste and toothbrush packaging. Please make sure all excess product has been removed.
NO electric toothbrushes or parts.

OR

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


Electric

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


Bamboo

Green organics bin  Remove nylon bristles and put it in the green organics bin.

Please note:  Woodcroft Customer Service Centre have suspended their collection of dental products for Terracycle until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Oral care product recycling boxes are available at the Willunga Environment Centre.
e.g. toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and caps, floss containers, toothpaste and toothbrush packaging. Please make sure all excess product has been removed. NO electric toothbrushes or parts.

OR

Waste to landfill binPut in the red/waste to landfill bin.

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