Free recycling centre in Adelaide

A free drop-off service for recyclable batteries and light globes has opened in the Adelaide CBD.

The free recycling service – at the offices of the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources and Green Industries SA – is a South Australian Government first.

Two distinct recycling mascots in the form of a giant light globe and battery will take centre stage in the ground floor of the Waymouth Street building for recycling ease.

Materials like light globes and batteries cannot be recycled through kerbside yellow recycling bin, but they can be diverted from landfill when handled separately.

South Australia leads the nation with a waste diversion rate of 81.5 per cent.

Green Industries SA works closely with businesses and the resource recovery sector to improve recycling and waste management systems, teaming up with the DEWNR accommodation and asset management team to roll out the trial recycling programme on Waymouth Street.

Householders can also recycle light globes at Mitre 10 stores across South Australia. Many councils provide a drop off option for battery recycling, and householders can drop off batteries at ALDI stores, Ikea and Electronics Recycling Australia.

“Many workplaces now have recycling systems similar to the yellow and green lids most householders are familiar with, and South Australia’s nation leading waste diversion rate of 81.5 per cent is a result of constantly seeking new ways to recycle and recover resources through trials like this,” said Environment Minister Ian Hunter.



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