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Tricky Waste

There are always items that residents are just not sure how to dispose of. Batteries, light globes, paint tins, mobile phones, oil , tyres and mattresses are all examples of ‘tricky waste’ that are items harder to dispose of correctly.

Some of these items are accepted at Council’s Resource Recovery Centres. Suggestions are also made for others that cannot be accepted.*

* Please note the following contacts are only examples and a search in the yellow pages or on the internet is also suggested.

Asbestos

Not accepted by Council. Contact your local licenced asbestos removal company.

South East Asbestos
(08) 8733 1454
www.southeastasbestos.com.au

Batteries (Car/Truck)

Accepted at all of Council’s Resource Recovery Centres and Waste Transfer Stations. Limit of 2 per visit.

Engine & Cooking Oil

Waste engine oil in domestic qualities can be deposited at the waste oil facilities at Council's Resource Recovery facilities or the Southend Industrial Estate and the Beachport Boatyard. For further information visit here.

For commercial quantities of engine and cooking oil contact:

Nationwide on (08) 8344 0900 or Mulhern’s Waste Oil Removal Pty Ltd on (08) 8244 4077.

E-waste

TVs computers and electrical appliances (excluding whitegoods) are accepted at all of Council’s Resource Recovery Centres and Waste Transfer Stations free of charge.

Fridges, stoves and whitegoods

Recommended to take to a local scrap metal dealer or to Council’s Resource Recovery Centres (Millicent/Penola). Ensure fridges are degased.

Scrap metal dealers are situated at:
J & A Valcarcel Fuentes & Sons
Aberle Street, Millicent
(08) 8733 4845

For degasing/whitegoods disposal contact:
Bin it
(08) 8724 8121

Hardwaste (Clean fill)

Domestic quantities of clay, gravel, sand, soil and rock that is not mixed with any other waste can be delivered to Council’s Resource Recovery Centres (Millicent/Penola).

Commercial quantities can be deposited at Council’s Canunda Landfill site by appointment. Charges apply. Contact Council on (08) 8733 0901.

Hazardous Chemicals

Not accepted by Council. Contact local Waste Management companies for advice.

Cleanaway
(08) 8725 3500

Bin it
(08) 8724 8121

Light globes, fluorescent tubes and lamps

Accepted at Council’s Resource Recovery Centres (Millicent/Penola).

Alternatively you can drop them at the counter of your local Mitre 10 or True Value Hardware store.

Lounge Suites

Break down into components such as timber, fabric and springs and place in to separate recycling and waste bins at all of Council’s sites.

LPG Gas Cylinders

Gas cyclinders are accepted but must not contain any gas.

Mattresses

Accepted at all of Council’s sites but must be stripped down and segregated. Alternatively, contact the following companies who will ‘strip down’ and dispose of mattresses on your behalf. Charges apply.

Bedford Industries
(08) 8733 2966

Bin it
(08) 8724 8121

Paint

Liquid paint is not accepted. Solidified paint can be treated as household waste and accepted at all of Council’s Resource Recovery Centres and Waste Transfer Stations.

Dulux and Wattyl have developed paint hardener products that solidify paint. You can also solidify paint by mixing it with clay-based kitty litter.

Steel/Metal

Although it cannot be placed in your kerbside bins, scrap metal can be deposited at any of Council’s Resource Recovery Centres. Alternatively it can be taken to your local scrap metal dealer.

Scrap metal dealers are situated at:
J & A Valcarcel Fuentes & Sons
Aberle Street, Millicent
(08) 8733 4845

Timber

Untreated timber and tree branches are accepted as green waste provided it is not contaminated with metal bolts, steel plates etc.

There is currently no recycling arrangement for treated timber. Treated timber can not be deposited in landfill. It is recommended to store until disposal method is developed. For information on the safe storage of treated timber visit www.epa.sa.gov.au

Toner Cartridges

Council participates in the Cartridges for Planet Ark program. Cartridges can be deposited at any of our Council Offices or Visitor Information Centres.

Tyres

Tyres should be returned to your tyre retailer who may charge to receive the waste.

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