Household Recycling - Fortnightly Collection.
In addition to the bin for the weekly refuse collection, householders are required to purchase a 240 Litre green bin with a yellow lid for their fortnightly recyclable collection. These can also be purchased from either Wardles Garbage Contractors in Moonta (phone: 8825 3341), the hardware in Wallaroo (phone: 8823 2042), Mitre 10 Kadina (phone: 8821 2445) or any other supplier.
What can go in the recycle bin?
Paper and Cardboard:
Telephone directories, newspapers, magazines, cardboard, cereal and food boxes (not contaminated with food or oil), office paper, letters, envelopes (including window envelopes)
All hard plastic containers, juice bottles, milk bottles, yoghurt containers, plastic meat and vegetable trays and plant pots (remove the dirt). Remove plastic bottle lids because they are usually made from different materials to the bottle itself.
Empty glass bottles and jars - sauce and juice bottles, all clear, green and amber (brown) glass bottles and jars are suitable for recycling.
Remove the lids - steel jar lids can be recycled, but remove them before you put them in the recycling bin.
Don't forget that you can also take most drink containers to your local recycling depot to get your deposit back. Check the label to confirm that the deposit applies in South Australia.
Empty milk, juice, custard and stock cartons are all recyclable.
Aluminium and Steel:
Empty steel cans, aluminium soft drink cans, clean aluminium foil and pie trays, empty aerosol cans, oil and paint cans (empty and dry):
Give cans a quick rinse - they don't need to be spotless or have the label removed. Put steel lids inside other steel cans.
What can't go in the recycle bin?
Plastic bags, bin liners and cling film:
Don't put plastic bags in the recycling bin or put recycling materials inside plastic bags. These plastics can get wrapped around the sorting equipment and damage it.
This includes the spongy black foam trays in which some meat and vegetables come pre-packed at supermarkets.
Prunings, twigs, leaves, small branches and lawn clippings. Kitchen food scraps.
You can compost these at home or put into the green waste bin.
Clothing and linen:
Help out a charity by donating unwated clothing and linen that is still in good condition.
These must go in the rubbish bin.
Use a proper sharps container. These can be purchased from the council office or the chemist and can be disposed of in the bins at the council offices.
Crockery, ceramics, cookware, broken glass, window glass, Pyrex
Don't put out dangerous steel products such as gas cylinders and fire extinguishers for recycling.
PLEASE BE AWARE:
THE BULK OF THE MATERIAL YOU PLACE IN YOUR RECYCLING BIN IS SORTED BY HAND AND LOCALLY EMPLOYED SORTERS DO NOT DESERVE TO HANDLE MATERIAL SUCH AS SOILED NAPPIES, ROTTING FOOD SCRAPS, DEAD ANIMALS/ANIMAL SKINS AND PLASTIC WRAP AND TWINE.
RECYCLING BINS WILL BE RANDOMLY CHECKED IN THE FUTURE. PLEASE ASSIST BY DOING THE RIGHT THING
If your bin has not been collected please contact Wardles on 0418 846 456 or 8825 3341
The 12 Wastes of Christmas
Download the following file for information about what to do with all of that left-over rubbish from the Chrismas period, and other interesting recycling information.
Collection Days are as follows:
COUNCIL WILL NO LONGER BE PROVIDING MAGNETS FOR THE COLLECTIONS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE A PRINTOUT OF THE ABOVE CALENDAR, PLEASE CLICK HERE .
Recycling Other Products
For information regarding recycling other products such as oils, fertalisers, paint, shredded paper and more please download the following file: Recycling Other Products(1535 kb)
Don't put oven-proof glass, drinking glasses or ceramic mugs in your bin. Just 25g of oven-proof glass can contaminate one tonne of normal glass, making it useless for recycling.
When you put materials into your recycling bin, don't ever put them in a plastic bag.
Recycle your printer cartridges. The ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program recycles participating brands of cartridges Australia-wide.
Keep recycling those newspapers and magazines! Last year, Australians recycled the equivalent of 1 billion newspapers into newsprint and other paper materials. When it comes to newspapers and magazines, Australia is arguably the best recyclers in the world.
Rinse out containers, jars and bottles before putting them in your recycling bin. They don't have to be spotless, just give them a quick clean.
Remove the lids from bottles and jars before putting items your recycling bin.
Pizza boxes, paper bags or cardboard boxes containing food also need special treatment before putting them into your recycling bin. Take out all food items before recycling and remember if the cardboard/paper box or paper bag is too soiled or greasy it cannot be recycled.
47% of Australia's household waste is made up of organic waste like food scraps and garden cuttings. That's a huge amount of waste. Consider investing in a compost bin, bokashi bin or worm farm to make good use of your organic waste and keep it out of landfill.