Hazardous and Tricky Waste

Light Globes

Light globes can be taken to the following locations for recycling

Mitre 10
True Value Hardware
Household Hazardous Waste Depot Corner Magazine Rd & Henschke St Dry Creek. Open first Tuesday each month 9am - 12 noon
Delights* 37 Anzac Highway Ashford, 730 North East Road Holden Hill or 196 South Road Morphett Vale
IKEA 397 Sir Donald Bradman Drive Adelaide Airport

*small charge may apply if not making a purchase at the point of disposal.

Wide range of globes accepted including flurouscent lamps and tubes, halogen lamps, tubes, bulbs and incandescent globes (excludes commercial quantities). It maybe advisable to call before taking globes to any of the above locations, if the evet of any issues please let us know by sending us an email at service@cityofpae.sa.gov.au 

Oil

There are more than 85 locations across South Australia where used oil can be taken to be recycled. Oil needs to be taken in a clean plastic container with a lid (original container is ideal). Avoid using paint cans or non plastic containers. Please refer to the "ZeroWaste SA" website to search for nearby locations to recycle oil.

Soft Plastics Recycling (Plastic Bags)

Plastic bags and other soft plastics can be recycled at all Coles and Woolworths Supermakets.

What Is Accepted

  • Biscuit packets (outer wrapper only)
  • Bread bags (without the tie)
  • Bubble wrap (please cut large sheets into A3 size pieces)
  • Cat and dog food pouches (as clean and dry as possible)
  • Cereal box liners
  • Chip and cracker packets (silver lined)
  • Chocolate and snack bar wrappers
  • Cling Wrap - free of food residue
  • Confectionery bags
  • Dry pet food bags
  • Fresh produce bags
  • Frozen food bags
  • Green bags (Polypropylene Bags)
  • Ice cream wrappers
  • Large sheets of plastic that furniture comes wrapped in (cut into A3 size pieces)
  • Netting produce bags (any metal clips removed)
  • Newspaper and magazine wrap
  • Pasta bags
  • Plastic Australia Post satchels
  • Plastic carrier bags from all stores 
  • Plastic film wrap from grocery items such as nappies and toilet paper
  • Plastic sachets
  • Potting mix and compost bags - both the plastic and woven polypropylene types (cut into A3 size pieces and free of as much product as possible)
  • Rice bags - both plastic and the woven type (if large, cut into A3 size pieces)
  • Snap lock bags / zip lock bags
  • Squeeze pouches with lid on (e.g. yogurt/baby food)

Please make sure your plastic is dry and as empty as possible.

 What Is NOT Accepted

  • Plastic bottles
  • Plastic containers
  • Any rigid plastic such as meat trays, biscuit trays or strawberry punnets
  • Adhesive tape
  • Balloons (of any kind)
  • Blister packs, tablets and capsule packaging
  • Blow up pools and pool toys - plastic or PVC
  • Bread bag tags
  • Cellophane (from flowers etc)
  • Christmas tinsel and Christmas trees
  • Coffee bags
  • Cooler bags
  • Disposable food handling gloves of any variety
  • Drinking straws
  • Film negatives and x-rays
  • Foam or polystyrene of any kind
  • Foil / Alfoil
  • Food waste
  • Glass     
  • Laminated materials and overhead transparencies
  • Medical waste
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Paper post packs
  • Plastic/clear vinyl packaging from sheets and doonas etc.
  • Plastic packaging that has contained meat
  • Plastic strapping used for securing boxes and pallets
  • Powdered milk packets, made of foil
  • Rubber, rubber gloves, latex
  • Tarpaulins     
  • Tin cans
  • VHS Tape
  • Wet plastic materials as mould is a problem
  • Wine bladders - foil based
  • Wrapping paper and cardboard, ribbons or bows

For more information or locations to recycle soft plastics, please visit REDcycle.

Paint

Residents and painters can dispose of paint free of charge at Paintback sites. There are 2 sites currently in SA. Maximums: 100 litres per visit and 20 litre containers.

Cleanaway Liquid Processing
20 George Street Wingfield
Monday - Friday 9am - 2pm

NAWMA Resource Recovery Centre
Gate 3 Bellchambers Road Edinburgh North
Closed Monday
Tuesday – Friday 8am - 4pm
Saturday-Sunday 9am-3pm

Accepted:

  • Deck coating
  • Floor paint
  • Interior and exterior architectural paint (water and solvent based)
  • Primers, undercoats and sealers
  • Stains and shellacs
  • Varnishes and urethanes (single component)
  • Wood coatings (containing no pesticides)

Paintback are aiming to collect over 45,000 tonnes of paint within 5 years. Please visit www.paintback.com.au to find out more.

Dry paint  can go in the blue lid general waste bin. Paint can be dried by leaving the lid off or with a paint hardener available for purchase from hardware stores. Tap dry paint into the general waste bin and recycle the empty tin in the yellow lid bin.

Syringes

For information on sharps and syringes please click here.

Batteries

Many batteries contain heavy metals and harmful elements such as nickel, cadmium, lead and mercury. Please refer to the "ZeroWaste SA" website to search for nearby locations to recycle batteries.

Printer Cartridges

Printer cartridges can be recycled via collection boxes located at all Officeworks and JB HiFi stores, and participating Australia Post, Harvey Norman, Good Guys and Office National outlets.

Australia Post

132 Muller Road Greenacres
430 Prospect Road Kilburn
12 Clementina Drive Port Adelaide
200 Commercial Road Port Adelaide (Port Canal Shopping Centre)
12-14 Taminga Street Regency Park
38 Semaphore Road Semaphore

Officeworks - 621 North East Road Gilles Plains

Good Guys - Gepps Cross Homemaker Centre - 720 Main North Road Gepps Cross

For more cartridge recycling locations, please click here.

For further information on this topic, or if you have any questions, please call our helpful Customer Services team on 8405 6600 or email us at service@cityofpae.sa.gov.au.
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