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 electrical equipment, toys, laptops, power tools and hearing aids.

Electric care, e-bike and lead-acid batteries excepted

These CANNOT go into your household bins or to landfill.

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

  • ALDI
  • Battery World - will accept any batteries except swollen lithium polymer
  • Bunnings
  • Drakes supermarkets
  • Foodland supermarkets
  • Officeworks
  • Total Tools
  • Woolworths supermarkets - will also accept mobile phones, wireless modems, smart watches/fitness trackers.

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. 

Commercial quantities

Businesses can order a recycling bucket for your office or worksite (fees may/may not apply under the national Battery Stewardship Scheme)


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.


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e-bike, battrey, motorbike, motor bike, wheelchair, lawn mower, lawnmower, lithium, batery, bateries, battery,

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).


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

OR

Drop off plastic, metal or plush toys in the Toys for Joy chest at Big W Marion.
Restrictions apply - visit Big W’s Toys for Joy for more information.


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.


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doll, hot wheels, teddy bear, soft toy,

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,

Donate old, unwanted hearing aids. They will be professionally cleaned and serviced. Once ready, your Hearing Aids will be professionally fitted to a person in need.

In 3 easy steps:

  1. Remove batteries
  2. Securely package your hearing aids
  3. Mail them to:

Lions Australia
Reply Paid 3021
Lions Recycle for Sight
PO Box 3021
CLONTARF  MDC  4019

OR

Soundfair
Suite 1, Level 2
517 St Kilda Road
Melbourne
VIC 3004

OR

Drop them in to Hearing Sense clinics in Unley, Norwood or Salisbury for their programs supporting deaf children in Kenya and Nepal.


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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.


Related keywords

phones, mobile, telephone, landline,

If good condition, give away or sell.

OR

Take to a scrap metal recycler

Remove battery and dispose of safely.


Related keywords

watch, wrist watch,

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