Recycling at our Facilities

Facilities are located within each of our Member Council areas, and residents can recycle and dispose of a range of items and materials.

What can be taken to the Facilities for recycling?

Cardboard, paper and some hard plastics (such as milk containers) sorted from general waste will be accepted at the facilities at no charge.

X-Ray film can be received of at our facilities for FREE! X-Ray films are processed in a refinery to extract the silver. They are heated using temperatures of over 1000 degrees Celsius. The silver is extracted and converted into a purer silver form. The silver can then be used for things such as silver solder, jewellery, the silver plating of utensils, electrical components and film manufacture.

The Murray Bridge, Mount Barker and Adelaide Hills facilities are now providing all residents with a free drop off service for all electronic waste (e-waste) items. This program is provided under the National Product Stewardship Scheme.

The free e-waste drop off service is available to all our Member Council Residents.

Please note the Alexandrina Council's Waste and Recycling Depots accept E-waste, however charges may apply.


Computer towers
and monitors





DVD players

VCR players

Data storage drives

Other computer equipment (cords etc.)

Other e-waste (any item with a cord or a battery)

Items made of steel, aluminium, copper, etc (wire, fridges, ovens, steel cabinets, scrap steel, etc).

Residential quantities of motor oil, coolant, oil filters and empty oil drums are accepted at our facilities for free.

The oil needs to be clean with no outside residues or contaminants.

Car batteries are accepted free for recycling at our facilities.

If you have hard waste that can be reused or resold you may be able to donate it to the ReUse shops located at some of the facilities.

Donated or salvaged goods are recycled and sold back into the community, by way of these low cost, environmentally friendly retail shops.

For further information visit the Brinkley ReUse Centre and visit the Goolwa & Windmill Hill Mobogroup website.

Eligible drumMUSTER chemical containers are accepted at our facilities.

drumMUSTER provides Australian agricultural and veterinary chemical users with a recycling pathway for eligible empty agvet chemical containers.

Acceptable containers are required to be triple washed and dried before being taken to the facilities.

For more information about the drumMuster program please visit the drumMUSTER website.

Residents can deliver their old mobile phones to our facilities for recycling through the MobileMuster scheme. For alternative drop off points please visit the MobileMuster website.

MobileMuster is the Australian mobile phone industry's official product stewardship program. It's a free mobile phone recycling program that accepts all brands and types of mobile phones, plus their batteries, chargers and accessories. It’s the industry's way of ensuring mobile phone products don't end up in landfill and instead are recycled in a safe, secure and ethical way.

MobileMuster works with partners like mobile phone retailers, Local Councils and Australia Post to collect phones from the general public. We encourage people to return their old phones, either by dropping them off, or posting them to MobileMuster. It’s free for consumers, schools, businesses, councils and government agencies.

For further information please visit the MobileMuster website.

ChemClear is Australia’s only Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) program operating for agvet chemicals and is an initiative of the Industry Waste Reduction Scheme (IWRS).

ChemClear is funded by a 4c per lt/kg levy collected under the Industry Waste Reduction Scheme (IWRS). The levy also supports ChemClear’s sister program drumMUSTER.

Their goal is to reduce the quantity of agvet chemicals stored on properties and in businesses across Australia, thereby reducing negative impacts on the environment, people and trade in the future.

For more information please visit the ChemClear website.