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A-Z of Waste & Recycling

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A

Aerosol cans (empty)

Which Bin
Recycling Bin (yellow lid)

Air Conditioner

Which Bin
No Kerbside Bin

Alternative 1
Beverley Waste Management Centre, 2-6 Toogood Avenue Beverley SA 5009

Alternative 2
Hard Waste Collection

Special instructions/More information
Ensure that unit has been degassed by a licensed professional before placing out for collection.

The City of Charles Sturt offers all residents up to 2 free at-call hard waste collections per financial year. For more information on your Hard Waste Collection service go to: www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/HardWaste

Aluminium foil (in a ball)

Which Bin
Recycling Bin (yellow lid)

Aluminium cans

Which Bin
Recycling Bin (yellow lid)

Asbestos

Which Bin
No Kerbside Bin

Alternative 1
Contact EPA or Safe Work SA for safe disposal

Special instructions/More information
Contact the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) p: 8204 2004 OR go to: www.asbestos.sa.gov.au/ for more information

 

B

Bag - Plastic

Which Bin
General Waste/Landfill Bin (blue lid)

Alternative 1
If in good condition, re-use it.

Alternative 2
Recycle at your local Supermarket in the RedCycle bin.

Special instructions/More information
Find your local RedCycle Bin location here: http://redcycle.net.au/redcycle/locator

 

Bag - Paper

Which Bin 
Recycling Bin (yellow lid)

Alternative 1
If soiled with food then place in the Green Organics Bin (green lid)

Alternative 2
If in good condition, re-use it.

 

Bag - Green/Enviro reusable shopping bags (polypropylene)

Which Bin
General Waste/Landfill Bin (blue lid)

Alternative 1
If in good condition, re-use it.

Alternative 2
Recycle at your local Supermarket in the RedCycle bin

Special instructions/More information
Find your local RedCycle Bin location here: http://redcycle.net.au/redcycle/locator

 

 

Bag - Biodegradable

Which Bin
No Kerbside Bin

Alternative 1
General Waste/Landfill Bin (blue lid)

Special instructions/More information
Biodegradable does not mean that it is suitable for placing in your Green Organics or Compost bins. See more information here:   http://jeffries.com.au/compostable-vs-biodegradable.html

 

 

Band-Aids

Which Bin
General Waste/Landfill Bin (blue lid)

 

Barbeque/BBQ

Which Bin
No Kerbside Bin

Alternative 1
Recycle at your local Scrap Metal Recycler

Alternative 2
Hard Waste Collection

Special instructions/More information
Gas bottle needs to be recycled separately (see gas bottles). For more information on your Hard Waste Collection service go to: www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/HardWaste. Find local scrap metal recycling locations here: www.recyclingsa.com.au/?gclid=CMPj1aPh1MwCFYGavAodm8oADA

 

 

Batteries (mobile phone)

Which Bin
No Kerbside Bin

Alternative 1
Council Library

Alternative 2
Mobile phone batteries can be recycled through the Mobile Muster Program. Residents can drop off mobile phone, along with its battery, charger and SIM Card (please remove private information first) in the Mobile Muster recycling bins located in our Council Libraries as well as phone retailers and Post Offices. 

Special instructions/More information
Mobile Muster: www.mobilemuster.com.au/

 

 

Batteries (household)

Which Bin
General Waste/Landfill Bin (blue lid)

Alternative 1
Find recycling options near you through the Australian Battery Recycling Initiative. E-Cycle Recovery, ALDI & IKEA Stores also offer a recycling service.

 

Batteries (car)

Which Bin
No Kerbside Bin

Alternative 1
Beverley Waste Management Centre, 2-6 Toogood Avenue Beverley SA 5009

Alternative 2
Recycle through the Century Yuasa nationwide battery recycling locations.

Special instructions/More information
Automotive batteries can be recycled at auto part retailers or service stations. 98% of lead acid batteries can be reclaimed through the Century Yuasa nationwide battery recycling program: www.cyb.com.au/our-priorities/environment/recycling

 

 

Bedding

Which Bin
General Waste/Landfill Bin (blue lid)

Alternative 1
Donate to Charity or an Animal Shelter, if in good condition.

Alternative 2
Use as drop sheets for painting

 

Bike

Which Bin
No Kerbside Bin

Alternative 1
Donate to Bicycle SA, if in good condition, to be provided to refugee families.

Alternative 2
Hard Waste Collection

Special instructions/More information
Bicycle SA: www.bisa.asn.au For more information on your Hard Waste Collection service go to: www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/HardWaste

 

 

Biscuit trays

Which Bin
Recycling Bin (yellow lid)

 

Bones (raw or cooked)

Which Bin
Green Organics Bin (green lid)

Alternative 1
General Waste/Landfill Bin (blue lid)

 

Bottles (plastic and glass)

Which Bin
Recycling Bin (yellow lid)

Bottle tops (metal)

Which Bin
Recycling Bin (yellow lid)

 

Boxes (cardboard)

Which Bin
Recycling Bin (yellow lid)

Alternative 1
Wingfield Waste and Recycling Centre

Special instructions/More information
Wingfield Waste and Recycling Centre: 412 Hanson Road North, Dry Creek SA 5094, www.wingfieldrecycling.com.au

 

Boxes (polystyrene foam)

Which Bin
General Waste/Landfill Bin (blue lid)

Branches

Which Bin
Food and Garden Organics Bin (green lid)

 

Alternative 1
Mulch/Compost in your garden

Alternative 2
Beverley Waste Management Centre, 2-6 Toogood Avenue Beverley SA 5009

 

Bread

Which Bin
Green Organics Bin (green lid)

Alternative 1
Compost/Worm Farm/Bokashi

Bricks / rubble

Which Bin
No Kerbside Bin

Alternative 1
Beverley Waste Management Centre, 2-6 Toogood Avenue, Beverley SA 5009

Broken Glass / Crockery

Which Bin
General Waste/ Landfill Bin (blue lid)

Special Instructions/More information
Wrap in newspaper and place into a bag before placing in the bin.

 

Building material

Which Bin
No Kerbside Bin

Alternative 1
Beverley Waste Management Centre, 2-6 Toogood Avenue, Beverley SA 5009

C

Cake trays (plastic)

Which Bin
Recycling Bin (yellow lid)

Cans (drink/food)

Which Bin
Recycling Bin (yellow lid)

Car/ auto parts

Which Bin
No Kerbside Bin

Alternative 1
Wingfield Waste and Recycling Centre

Special instructions/More information
Wingfield Waste and Recycling Centre: 412 Hanson Road North, Dry Creek SA 5094, www.wingfieldrecycling.com.au

 

Car tyres

Which Bin
No Kerbside Bin

Alternative 1
Beverley Waste Management Centre, 2-6 Toogood Avenue, Beverley SA 5009

 

Cardboard

Which Bin
Recycling Bin (yellow lid)

Alternative 1
Beverley Waste Management Centre, 2-6 Toogood Avenue, Beverley SA 5009

Alternative 2
Wingfield Waste and Recycling Centre

Special instructions/More information
Wingfield Waste and Recycling Centre: 412 Hanson Road North, Dry Creek SA 5094, www.wingfieldrecycling.com.au

 

Carpet and underlay

Which Bin
No Kerbside bin

Alternative 1
Beverley Waste Management Centre, 2-6 Toogood Avenue, Beverley SA 5009

Alternative 2
Hard Waste Collection

Special instructions/More information
The City of Charles Sturt offers all residents up to 2 free at-call hard waste collections per financial year. For more information on your Hard Waste Collection service go to: https://www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/page.aspx?u=464

Cartons (milk/juice)

Which Bin
Recycling Bin (yellow lid)

 

Cartridges (printer/toner)

Which Bin
No Kerbside Bin

Alternative 1
Recycle at Australia Post, JB Hi-Fi, The Good Guys, Harvey Norman and Officeworks stores.

 

 

Cassette tapes

Which Bin
General Waste/Landfill Bin (blue lid)

Alternative 1
Recycle at Adelaide Sustainability Centre, through the Terracycle Recycling Program.

Special instructions/More information
Terracycle public drop-off at Adelaide Sustainability Centre: www.thejoinery.org.au/terracycle_news

Cat litter

Which Bin
General Waste/Landfill Bin (blue lid)

 

Cat poo

Which Bin
Food and Garden Organics Bin (green lid)

Alternative 1
General Waste/Landfill Bin (blue lid)

 

Cellophane

Which Bin
General Waste/Landfill Bin (blue lid)

 

Ceramics

Which Bin
General Waste/Landfill Bin (blue lid)

Alternative 1
If in good condition, dontate them through Freecycle, Freally or at a charity store.

Alternative 2
Use broken ceramics and crockery to make a mosaic artwork

Special instructions/More information
Freecycle: www.freecycle.org/browse/AU/South%20Australia  Freally: www.facebook.com/Freally-110046212353705/

Chemicals

Which Bin
No Kerbside Bin

Alternative 1
Household Hazardous Waste Depot, corner of Magazine Road and Henschke Street, Dry Creek (open from 9am-12pm on the first Tuesday of each month (including public holidays).

 

Chocolate wrappers

Which Bin
General Waste/Landfill Bin (blue lid)

 

Cigarette butts

Which Bin
General Waste/Landfill Bin (blue lid)

 

Cling wrap/plastic film

Which Bin
General Waste/Landfill Bin (blue lid)

 

Clothes

Which Bin
General Waste/Landfill Bin (blue lid)

Alternative 1
Donate to charity if in good condition

Alternative 2
If clothes are worn out, use them as rags for cleaning or mechanical work or donate them to be used as industrial rags.

Special instructions/More information
For more information on industrial rags, go to: www.adelaide-southaustralia.com/money/used-clothes-industrial-rags/

Clothes Line

Which Bin
No Kerbside Bin

Alternative 1
Hard Waste Collection

Special instructions/More information
Please dismantle first.The City of Charles Sturt offers all residents up to 2 free at-call hard waste collections per financial year. For more information on your Hard Waste Collection service go to: www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/HardWaste

Coffee Cups & Lids - Takeaway

Which Bin
Recycling Bin (yellow lid)

Special instructions/More information
Empty/Clean - lids placed separately and loose

Coffee Grounds/Beans

Which Bin
Green Organics Bin (green lid)

Alternative 1
Compost/Worm Farm/Bokashi

 

Coffee Pods

Which Bin
General Waste/Landfill Bin (blue lid)

Alternative 1
Recycle Nesspresso coffee pods at any Nespresso store.

Alternative 2
Recycle at Adelaide Sustainability Centre, through the Terracycle Recycling Program.

Special instructions/More information
Terracycle public drop-off at Adelaide Sustainability Centre: www.thejoinery.org.au/terracycle_news

Compact disc (CD)

Which Bin
General Waste/Landfill Bin (blue lid)

 

Computer

Which Bin
No Kerbside Bin

Alternative 1
Beverley Waste Management Centre, 2-6 Toogood Avenue Beverley SA 5009

 

Compostable Bags

 

Which Bin
Green Organics Bin (green lid)

Special instructions/More information
As supplied through Council. Must specify that it is certified as compostable and not just biodegradable/degradable. For more details on compostable vs biodegradable bags go to: http://jeffries.com.au/compostable-vs-biodegradable.html

Compostable Cutlery, Cups and containers

Which Bin
Green Organics Bin (green lid)

Special instructions/More information
Must specify that it is certified as compostable and not just biodegradable/degradable. For more details on compostable vs biodegradable go to: http://jeffries.com.au/compostable-vs-biodegradable.html

Concrete

Which Bin
No Kerbside Bin

Alternative 1
Wingfield Waste and Recycling Centre

Special instructions/More information
Wingfield Waste and Recycling Centre: 412 Hanson Road North,

Crockery

Which Bin
General Waste/Landfill Bin (blue lid)

Alternative 1
If in good condition, dontate them through Freecycle, Freally or at a charity store.

Alternative 2
Use broken ceramics and crockery to make a mosaic artwork

Special instructions/More information
Freecycle: www.freecycle.org/browse/AU/South%20Australia  Freally: www.facebook.com/Freally-110046212353705/

Cups (foam)

Which Bin
General Waste/Landfill Bin (blue/red lid)

Special instructions/More information
Empty/clean

Cups (plastic)

Which Bin
Recycling Bin (yellow lid)

Special instructions/More information
Empty/clean

Cutlery (metal)

Which Bin
Recycling Bin (yellow lid)

Alternative 1
If in good condition, dontate them through Freecycle, Freally or at a charity store.

Alternative 2

Special instructions/More information
Freecycle: www.freecycle.org/browse/AU/South%20Australia  Freally: www.facebook.com/Freally-110046212353705/

Cutlery (plastic)

Which Bin
General Waste/Landfill Bin (blue lid)

 

Cutlery, wooden/bamboo

Which Bin
Green Organics Bin (green lid)

 

D

Dairy - Milk, Cheese, Yoghurt

Which Bin
Green Organics Bin (green lid)

Alternative 1
Compost/Worm Farm/Bokashi

 

Detergent Bottles

Which Bin
Recycling Bin (yellow lid)

Special instructions/More information
Empty

Deodorant Cans

Which Bin
Recycling Bin (yellow lid)

Special instructions/More information
Empty

DVD

Which Bin
General Waste/Landfill Bin (blue/red lid)

Alternative 1
If in good condition, dontate them through Freecycle, Freally or at a charity store.

Alternative 2
Recycling them at E-Cycle Recovery or drop off at Adelaide Sustainability Centre, through the Terracycle Recycling Program.

Special instructions/More information
Freecycle: www.freecycle.org/browse/AU/South%20Australia 
Freally: www.facebook.com/Freally-110046212353705/ 
E-Cycle Recovery: www.ecyclerecovery.com.au/ 
Terracycle public drop-off at Adelaide Sustainability Centre: www.thejoinery.org.au/terracycle_news

DVD Player

Which Bin
No Kerbside Bin

Alternative 1
Beverley Waste Management Centre, 2-6 Toogood Avenue Beverley SA 5009

Alternative 2
Drop off at E-Cycle Recovery

Special instructions/More information
E-Cycle Recovery: www.ecyclerecovery.com.au/

Door mat

Which Bin
General Waste/Landfill Bin (blue lid)

 

Dog poo

Which Bin
Food and Garden Organics Bin (green lid)

Alternative 1
General Waste/Landfill Bin (blue lid)

 

E

Egg carton

Which Bin
Recycling Bin (yellow lid)

E-Waste (Computers and TVs)

Which Bin
No Kerbside Bin

Alternative 1
Beverley Waste Management Centre, 2-6 Toogood Avenue Beverley SA 5009

F

Fertiliser

Which Bin
No Kerbside Bin

Alternative 1
Donate to neighbours, friends or family members or to a local community garden.

Alternative 2
Household Hazardous Waste Depot, corner of Magazine Road and Henschke Street, Dry Creek (open from 9am-12pm on the first Tuesday of each month (including public holidays).

 

Fluorescent tubes

Which Bin
No Kerbside Bin

Alternative 1
Beverley Waste Management Centre, 2-6 Toogood Avenue Beverley SA 5009

 

Foam Boxes

Which Bin
General Waste/Landfill Bin (blue lid)

 

Foam Cups/trays

Which Bin
General Waste/Landfill Bin (blue lid)

 

Foil wrapping and trays

Which Bin
Recycling Bin (yellow lid)

Special instructions/More information
Scrunch foil wrapping into a fist size ball before placing it in the recycling bin. Ensure foil trays are scraped or rinsed clean before placing them in the recycling bin.

Food scraps

Which Bin
Food and Garden Organics Bin (green lid)

 

Formula Tins

Which Bin
Recycling Bin (yellow lid)

 

Fridge or Freezer

Which Bin
No Kerbside Bin

Alternative 1
Recycle it at your local scrap metal recycler

Alternative 2
Hard Waste Collection

Special instructions/More information
For safety ensure that item has been de-gassed by a licenced professional. Remove doors and place separately. For more information on your Hard Waste Collection service go to: www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/HardWaste.
Find local scrap metal recycling locations here: www.recyclingsa.com.au/?gclid=CMPj1aPh1MwCFYGavAodm8oADA

Fruit and vegetable scraps

Which Bin
Food and Garden Organics Bin (green lid)

Alternative 1
Beverley Waste Management Centre, 2-6 Toogood Avenue Beverley SA 5009 OR Wingfield Waste and Recycling Centre

Alternative 2

Special instructions/More information
The City of Charles Sturt offers all residents up to 2 free at-call hard waste collections per financial year. For more information on your Hard Waste Collection service go to: www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/HardWaste

Furniture

Which Bin
No Kerbside Bin

Alternative 1
If in good condition sell on Gumtree or donate them through Freecycle, Freally or at a Charity store.

Alternative 2
Hard Waste Collection

Special instructions/More information
Gumtree: www.gumtree.com.au
Freecycle: www.freecycle.org/browse/AU/South%20Australia
Freally: www.facebook.com/Freally-110046212353705/
For more information on your Hard Waste Collection service go to: www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/HardWaste

Fuel (petrol/diesel)

Which Bin
No Kerbside Bin

Alternative 1
Household Hazardous Waste Depot, corner of Magazine Road and Henschke Street, Dry Creek (open from 9am-12pm on the first Tuesday of each month (including public holidays).

 

G

Garden vegetation

Which Bin
Food and Garden Organics Bin (green lid)

Alternative 1
Compost or mulch and use on your garden

 

 

Gardening Pots (plastic)

Which Bin
Recycling Bin (yellow lid)

Special instructions/More information
Empty

 

Gas bottle

 

Which Bin
No Kerbside Bin

Alternative 1
Refill through Swap 'n' Go exchange at most service stations

Alternative 2
Household Hazardous Waste Depot, corner of Magazine Road and Henschke Street, Dry Creek (open from 9am-12pm on the first Tuesday of each month (including public holidays).

Special instructions/More information
'Swap 'n' Go locations: www.elgas.com.au/swapngo/where-to-swapng

Glad wrap

Which Bin
General Waste/Landfill Bin (blue lid)

 

Glass bottles and jars

Which Bin
Recycling Bin (yellow lid)

 

Glass - sheet

Which Bin
No Kerbside Bin

Alternative 1
Beverley Waste Management Centre, 2-6 Toogood Avenue Beverley OR Wingfield Waste and Recycling Centre

 

Glasses (drinking)

Which Bin
General Waste/Landfill Bin (blue lid)

Alternative 1
Donate to Charity if in good condition

 

Grass clippings

Which Bin
Food and Garden Organics Bin (green lid)

Alternative 1
Home Compost

 

Guttering

Which Bin
No Kerbside Bin

Alternative 1
Hard Waste Collection

Special instructions/More information
The City of Charles Sturt offers all residents up to 2 free at-call hard waste collections per financial year. For more information on your Hard Waste Collection service go to: www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/HardWaste

H

Hair Dryer

Which Bin
No Kerbside Bin

Alternative 1
Beverley Waste Management Centre, 2-6 Toogood Avenue Beverley SA 5009

 

Hoses

Which Bin
General Waste/Landfill Bin (blue/red lid)

 

Hot water unit

Which Bin
No Kerbside Bin

Alternative 1
Hard Waste Collection

Special instructions/More information
The City of Charles Sturt offers all residents up to 2 free at-call hard waste collections per financial year. For more information on your Hard Waste Collection service go to: www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/HardWaste

Household chemicals

Which Bin
No Kerbside Bin

Alternative 1
Household Hazardous Waste Depot, corner of Magazine Road and Henschke Street, Dry Creek (open from 9am-12pm on the first Tuesday of each month (including public holidays).

 

I

Ice cream containers

Which Bin
Recycling Bin (yellow lid)

 

Irrigation piping/ hose

Which Bin
General Waste/Landfill Bin (blue/red lid)

 

J

Jars (glass and plastic)

Which Bin
Recycling Bin (yellow lid)

 

Jar lids (metal and plastic)

Which Bin
Recycling Bin (yellow lid)

 

Junk mail

Which Bin
Recycling Bin (yellow lid)

 

K

Keyboard

Which Bin
No Kerbside Bin

Alternative 1
Beverley Waste Management Centre, 2-6 Toogood Avenue Beverley SA 5009

 

Kitty Litter - Paper / Sawdust

Which Bin
Green Organics Bin (green lid)

 

Kitty Litter - Stone / Clay / Crystallised

Which Bin
General Waste/Landfill Bin (blue lid)

 

Kitchen Scraps

Which Bin
Green Organics Bin (green lid)

Alternative 1
Compost/Worm Farm/Bokashi

 

L

Which Bin
General Waste/Landfill Bin (blue lid)

 

Laptop (Computer)

Which Bin
No Kerbside Bin

Alternative 1
Beverley Waste Management Centre, 2-6 Toogood Avenue Beverley SA 5009

 

Leaves

Which Bin
Food and Garden Organics Bin (green lid)

Alternative 1
Home Compost

 

Light globes/bulbs

Which Bin
No Kerbside Bin

Alternative 1
Recycle Fluorescent tubes/ globes/ halogens (excluding commercial globes/ quantities) through the Backlight program at Mitre 10, Banner Hardware or True Value Hardware stores

Alternative 2
Beverley Waste Management Centre, 2-6 Toogood Avenue Beverley SA 5009

Special instructions/More information
Find where you can recycle light globes for free near you:  http://recyclingnearyou.com.au/light-globes

Light Fittings

Which Bin
General Waste/Landfill Bin (blue lid)

Alternative 1
Donate to Charity if in good condition

 

Linen/towels/sheets

Which Bin
General Waste/Landfill Bin (blue lid)

Alternative 1
Donate to charity if in good condition

Alternative 2
If linen is worn out, use them as rags for cleaning or mechanical work or donate them to be used as industrial rags.

Special instructions/More information
For more information on industrial rags, go to: www.adelaide-southaustralia.com/money/used-clothes-industrial-rags/

Lolly wrappers

Which Bin
General Waste/Landfill Bin (blue lid)

 

M

Magazines

Which Bin
Recycling Bin (yellow lid)

 

Margarine containers

Which Bin
Recycling Bin (yellow lid)

 

Mattresses

Which Bin
No Kerbside Bin

Alternative 1
Hard Waste Collection

Special instructions/More information
The City of Charles Sturt offers all residents up to 2 free at-call hard waste collections per financial year. For more information on your Hard Waste Collection service go to: www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/HardWaste

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