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.

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


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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, paints and household chemicals can be dangerous if they are not stored or disposed of safely and also please be aware that Hazardous Wastes cannot 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.

OR

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

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


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Recycling bin Put it in the yellow/recycling bin.


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catalogue, newspaper, brochure, flyer, advertisement, ads, glossy, catelogue, junkmail, messenger,

Aerosol cans- empty

Including empty aerosol paint cans.
Please make sure container is empty & remove the plastic lid.

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


Aerosol cans - NOT empty

These CANNOT go in your household bins or to landfill.

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

Need to get rid of unwanted paint tins, batteries, chemicals, and other hazardous household waste for FREE? You'll be pleased to know that there are now 2 permanent drop off sites open 7 days a week.

Plympton

Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre
181 Morphett Road, North Plympton 

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

Heathfield

Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre
32 Scott Creek Road, Heathfield

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

What do they accept?

Hazardous waste products are banned from landfill and require special disposal processing. These include:

  • garden chemicals – pesticides,herbicides and fungicides
  • insect repellents and rat poison
  • cleaners – oven cleaner, toilet cleaner, bleach, ammonia and furniture polish
  • automotive products – fuel, oils, lubricants and degreasers
  • home improvement products – paints*, thinners and adhesives, batteries, and pool chlorine.

Please note: NO decanting allowed on site. Use original containers where possible.

*Paint can also be dropped off at Hackham Recyclers for free as part of the national Paintback program.

For more information visit www.greenindustries.sa.gov.au/hazwaste

View our online Recycling & Disposal Guide for safe disposal of unwanted items.


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spray can, aerosol, deoderant, air freshener, insect spray, bug spray, fly spray, ant spray, spray paint, deodorant, hairspray, hair spray,

Reverse cycle units or ducted evaporative units

If replacing your air conditioner, request that retailers or installers remove and dispose of the old machine. Some major retailers offer “take-back services” and removal of packaging, including polystyrene

OR

Contact a scrap metal recycler.


Air conditioner pads

There are chemicals in the cooler pads that deem the cardboard not recyclable.

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

OR

Contact a waste to landfill site.


Portable evaporative coolers

E-waste items CANNOT go into your household bins or to landfill.

Drain out water.

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

OR


Ducting

Contact a scrap metal recycler.

OR

Contact a waste to landfill site.


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air con, aircon, evap, water cooler,

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.


Foil

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.


Trays

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.

 


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soft drink can, beer can, tinned, tin, drink, soda, alfoil, foil tray, food, soup, sardine.

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.


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poo, droppings, faeces, dung, shit, poop, scat, manure,

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.

OR

Place in the waste to landfill bin.


Dead animals on the roadside / council property

Please contact council on 8384 0666 or report online

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.


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bird, possum, chicken, lizard, snake, frog, dog, cat, kangaroo, fish,

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.


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

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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.


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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.

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


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

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Recycling bin  Put it in the yellow/recycling bin.


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paper bag,

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