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

OR

For large sheets of glass e.g. windows, mirrors, shower screens - contact a waste to landfill site.

For smaller pieces of glass:

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

For safety, wrap broken glass in newspaper and place it in a bag before placing it in the bin.

Glass such as drinking glasses, window, mirror or heat-proof cooking glass cannot be recycled because they heat at a different level to regular glass bottles and jars. This difference causes a weakness in the recycled glass and even a small amount can contaminate a whole smelt of recycled glass.


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shower screen, window glass, windows, shelf, shelves, louvre, louvres, table top, tabletop, window pane, window panes, laminated

Fabrics include: blankets, curtains, clothing, towels, sheets etc. 

Clothing and fabric scraps

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

OR

Drop off clean clothing, household linens, fabric, footwear or jewellery in the collection containers units in Zara clothing stores

Restrictions apply - visit Zara’s recycling program FAQs for more information

OR

Use for rags.

OR

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


Sheets, towels, blankets

If in good condition, give it to charity. The RSPCA South Australia accepts blankets for bedding.


Sheets, towels, quilt covers

Drop off clean sheets, towels or quilt covers at any Sheridan’s store or outlet as part of the Sheridan Recycling Program.

All brands accepted.

NO quilts, mattress protectors or underlays accepted.

OR

Use for rags.

OR

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


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bed sheets, blankets, hat, material, textiles, pants, shirt, skirt, shorts, undies, knickers, jocks, socks, dress, underwear, under wear, singlet, jumper, cardigan, jacket, vest, suit, jeans, denim, underware, under ware, synthetic, polyester, cotton, hessian, hosiery, hoisery, stockings, tights, linen,

Sheets, towels, blankets

If in good condition, give it to charity. The RSPCA South Australia accepts blankets for bedding.


Sheets, towels, quilt covers

Drop off clean sheets, towels or quilt covers at any Sheridan’s store or outlet as part of the Sheridan Recycling Program.

All brands accepted.

NO quilts, mattress protectors or underlays accepted.

OR

Use for rags.

OR

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


Quilts

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

OR

Book a hard waste collection.
Quilt must be rolled and bound.

100% feather/down filling can be emptied into the green organics bin (the cover then goes in the red/waste to landfill bin).


Pillows

Foam / gel / latex

Waste to landfill binPut it in the waste to landfill bin.

Feather / down

100% feather/down filling can be emptied into the green organics bin (the cover then goes in the red/waste to landfill bin).

OR

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

Polyester

These can be recycled with textiles or placed in the waste to landfill bin.

H&M accept pillows and other textiles as part of their Close the Loop program

OR

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


Sleeping bags

If in good condition, give it to a homeless shelter or charity or contact an animal rescue centre to see if they could use it.

Lions’ Blankets for the Homeless program accept donations of brand new or in excellent condition blankets and bedding.

OR

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

100% feather/down filling can be emptied into the green organics bin (the cover then goes in the red/waste to landfill bin).

 

 

 


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cushion, doona, duvet,

Foam food/meat trays 

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

Please note: foam trays will be banned in South Australia from 1 September 2024. For more information visit Replace the Waste


Foam packaging (eg. high density or furniture packaging)

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

For large pieces

Book a hard waste collection

All pieces must be rolled up and bound. No longer than 1.5m in length and rolled up to a maximum 30cm in diameter.
Ensure the foam is covered in wet weather so it doesn't become wet and unmanageable.


Foam wrapping

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

To prevent small polystyrene fragments or balls from becoming litter, please dispose of fragments in a plastic bag.


Florist foam

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

For best disposal practice, also pour any water with floral foam displays through a tight fabric to capture fragments, avoiding drains.
Do not compost.


Packing peanuts / bean bag balls

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

To prevent small polystyrene fragments or balls from becoming litter, please dispose of fragments in a plastic bag.


Polystyrene (coloured)

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


Polystyrene (white) boxes and packaging

e.g. clean, white and dry packaging,  packaging from appliances, and clean, white fruit and vegetable boxes.

Please separate polystyrene from boxes and recycle the cardboard boxes.

For new goods that are delivered to your home with polystyrene packaging, ask for retailers to take it away.

OR

Free drop-off disposal of large size packing foam (white packing foam that snaps when bent) for recycling and repurposing.

Please remove all stickers, tape or any other non-polystyrene material.

OR

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

To prevent small polystyrene fragments or balls from becoming litter, please dispose of polystyrene fragments in a plastic bag.


Related keywords

foam, foam meat trays; polystyrene packaging; polystyrene blocks; white polystyrene; polystyrene plastics; polyurethane foam packing; polyurethane foam beads; bean bag balls; styrofoam; eps; styrofome; expanded polystyrene; 6; styro; ps; packing peanuts, foam sheet, foam wrap

Foam food/meat trays 

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

Please note: foam trays will be banned in South Australia from 1 September 2024. For more information visit Replace the Waste


Foam packaging (eg. high density or furniture packaging)

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

For large pieces

Book a hard waste collection

All pieces must be rolled up and bound. No longer than 1.5m in length and rolled up to a maximum 30cm in diameter.
Ensure the foam is covered in wet weather so it doesn't become wet and unmanageable.


Foam wrapping

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

To prevent small polystyrene fragments or balls from becoming litter, please dispose of fragments in a plastic bag.


Florist foam

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

For best disposal practice, also pour any water with floral foam displays through a tight fabric to capture fragments, avoiding drains.
Do not compost.


Packing peanuts / bean bag balls

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

To prevent small polystyrene fragments or balls from becoming litter, please dispose of fragments in a plastic bag.


Polystyrene (coloured)

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


Polystyrene (white) boxes and packaging

e.g. clean, white and dry packaging,  packaging from appliances, and clean, white fruit and vegetable boxes.

Please separate polystyrene from boxes and recycle the cardboard boxes.

For new goods that are delivered to your home with polystyrene packaging, ask for retailers to take it away.

OR

Free drop-off disposal of large size packing foam (white packing foam that snaps when bent) for recycling and repurposing.

Please remove all stickers, tape or any other non-polystyrene material.

OR

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

To prevent small polystyrene fragments or balls from becoming litter, please dispose of polystyrene fragments in a plastic bag.


Related keywords

foam, foam meat trays; polystyrene packaging; polystyrene blocks; white polystyrene; polystyrene plastics; polyurethane foam packing; polyurethane foam beads; bean bag balls; styrofoam; eps; styrofome; expanded polystyrene; 6; styro; ps; packing peanuts, foam sheet, foam wrap,

Large items

Includes metal/steel sheeting, white goods, bikes and scooters (non-motorised) and chains.

Contact a scrap metal recycler.


Wire / scrap metal

Contact a scrap metal recycler.

OR

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


Steel/aluminium tins and cans

Recycling bin  Put it in the yellow/recycling bin.

Remove all food & drain – no need to rinse, just scrape clean.


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Corrugated iron, scooter, self-propelled, chain, taps, fittings, shower head, nails, screws, bolts, nuts, oil tin, oil can, cans, tins, colourbond, colorbond, colour bond, color bond, brass, compressor, copper, faucet, insinkerator, insink, garbage gobbler, beaters, whisk, pewter, cast iron,

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

Backing paper has a silicone laminate coating on it, which contaminates the paper recycling process.


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Adhesive, Backing sheet, Release paper, Liner

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

Consider donating sheets of Perspex to high schools for education purposes.


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acrylic,

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