Other

Waste to Landfill Adhesive tape / Sticky tape

Put all paper, plastic, cloth and metal based adhesive tape in the red/waste to landfill bin

Where possible please remove as much adhesive tape from any items going in the yellow/recycling bin

Hardwaste Air conditioners

Contact your local scrap metal merchant.

Hazardous waste Ammunition

Contact your local police station for appropriate disposal options.

These items can NOT go in your household bins or taken to landfill. Safe disposal is essential to prevent any injury from unintended, or deliberate ignition in a non-emergency situation.

Other Balloons

Put in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Please consider alternatives to balloons.

Party balloons are mostly made from latex tapped from rubber trees or metallised films such as Mylar (BoPET). Release of balloons into the atmosphere is considered harmful to the environment.

Metallised nylon balloons do not biodegrade or shred as rubber balloons do. The metallised balloon can also conduct electricity on its surface and released foil balloons can become entangled in power lines and cause power outages.

Latex balloons can take up to a year to degrade if it lands in the sea and during this time it is possible for a marine animal to ingest the balloon and die from slow starvation if its digestive system is blocked.
 

Other Building materials

These items cannot go in your household bins. Contact a waste disposal site.

Hazardous waste Cooking oil

Waste to landfill icon Small amounts – soak into newspaper and put in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Other icon Larger amounts – contact a commercial oil recycler OR council’s Waste & Recycling Education Officer on 8384 0666 for a local reuse option.

Hardwaste Exercise equipment

Contact your local scrap metal merchant.

Hardwaste Fencing - metal

Contact your local scrap metal merchant.

Hardwaste Fencing - wood

Hardwaste icon Non-treated - book a hard waste collection.

Other icon Treated - cannot go in your household bins or be collected in a hard waste collection. Please contact a waste disposal site.

Hazardous waste Firearms

Contact your local police station for appropriate disposal options.

Place the firearm in a gun bag or wrap it in a blanket prior to taking it to a police station. Ammunition can be taken to a police station at the same time as the firearm but it should be in a separate bag, box or container.
These items can NOT go in your household bins or taken to landfill. Safe disposal is essential to prevent any injury from unintended, or deliberate ignition/firing in a non-emergency situation.

Hazardous waste Flares

Expired flares need to be handed in to your local police station for safe disposal.

Place flares in a heavy plastic bag or spark proof container.

These items can NOT go in your household bins or taken to landfill. Safe disposal is essential to prevent any injury from unintended, or deliberate ignition/firing in a non-emergency situation.

Further details are available from the SafeWork SA website
 

Hardwaste Furniture - metal

Contact your local scrap metal merchant.

Hardwaste Hot water service

Contact your local scrap metal merchant

Hardwaste Lawn mower

Remove all fuel and oil.

Contact your local scrap metal merchant.

Other Printer cartridge

Contact these stores for participating outlets:

  • Officeworks
  • Harvey Norman
  • Australia Post
  • Dick Smith
  • JB HiFi
  • The Good Guys
Waste to landfill Smoke detector

Put in the red/waste to landfill bin.

This is approved by the Environmental Protection Authority (SA).

Hazardous waste icon Hazardous waste icon Tyres and tubes (bicycle)

Other icon Bicycle tyres - these items should not go in your household bins. Contact a waste disposal site or vehicle tyre recycler.
(fees may apply)

Waste to landfill icon Tyre inner tubes – Put these in the red/waste to landfill bin

Some tyre service centres will accept bicycle tyres.

Tyre Stewardship Australia: http://www.tyrestewardship.org.au/

Tyre Service Centres: http://recyclingnearyou.com.au/tyres/AdelaideSA

 

Other Tyres (car/vehicle)

These items cannot go in your household bins. Contact a waste disposal site (fees apply).

When disposed of via these sites, tyres and their component materials can be used to make a wide array of new products including:

  • rubber products such as soft fall surfaces, artificial turf and conveyer belts
  • road construction and surfacing
  • or as an alternative fuel source for producers of energy and cement

If end-of-life tyres are not managed properly they create a number of issues, including:

  • the cost of monitoring and removal
  • taking up valuable landfill space
  • if ignited, they release toxic chemicals
  • providing breeding grounds for mosquitoes and other vermin.

View the Planet Ark Tyre Recycling factsheet for more information.

 

Recycling icon yellow / recycling bin
Green organics bin icon green organics bin
Waste to landfill icon red / waste to landfill bin
Hardwaste icon hard waste collection
Hazardous waste icon hazardous material - dispose of properly
Other icon other disposal options apply

 

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