General waste for landfilling is accepted at our Waste & Recycling Depots. Charges apply.
Green waste is accepted at our Waste & Recycling Depots and is made into garden mulch. Charges apply, except for lawn clippings and weeds (domestic customers only).
To minimize charges, please sort your load in your trailer so that recyclable items are clearly identifiable.
For details of fees & charges and items accepted, refer to the price list for your local Waste and Recycling Depot – CLICK HERE
The following recycling programs are in operation at all of FRWA’s Waste & Recycling Depots.
NEXT FREE E-WASTE DROP OFF at GOOLWA WASTE AND RECYCLING DEPOT is JULY 2017
eWaste is anything that needed a plug or a battery to work. Households and offices now have numerous electronic gadgets, many of which will only last a few years. These include everything from computers, TVs, printers and DVD players, to vacuum cleaners and electric toothbrushes.
eWaste is the fastest growing waste stream in Australia. It contains many materials that should not be sent to landfill. eWaste can include hazardous substances such as lead, mercury, chromium and brominated flame retardants. These can contaminate the landfill and leach into soil and water. eWaste also contains small amounts of precious metals such as gold, copper and silver. These materials are valuable for re-use.
The following eWaste items are accepted at our Waste & Recycling Depots:
- Currently, TVs and computer e-waste, including computer screens, systems units, printers and other peripherals, are collectedunder the TechCollect product stewardship scheme at all of our Waste & Recycling Depots charges may apply. For detailed information on what is accepted under the TechCollect scheme, refer to the TechCollect website
- Whitegoods (including fridges, dishwashers and microwaves) are also accepted free at our Waste & Recycling Depots. Other types of e-waste are also accepted at our Waste & Recycling Depots, although they may incur a charge.
- Printer cartridges are accepted free in the bin provided at the Waste & Recycling Depot.
- Batteries of all types are accepted free in the bin provided at the Waste & Recycling Depot.
eWaste items with a high plastic component not included in the list above are not yet covered by national eWaste schemes and are accepted at our Waste & Recycling Depots for a charge. Broken TVs and computer monitors are also accepted for a charge.
Mobile Muster is the official recycling program of the mobile phone industry. Initiated voluntarily by the Australian telecommunications industry in 1999, its overall aim is to prevent mobile phones ending up in landfill. The program collects and recycles mobile phone handsets, batteries and accessories from a network of over 3,500 mobile phone retailers, local councils, government agencies and business drop-off points across Australia.
You can deposit your used mobile phones for free in the Mobile Muster bins provided at any of FRWA’s Waste & Recycling Depots.
Fluorescent Tubes and Light Bulbs
All types of light bulbs and tubes, including incandescent, fluorescent and halogen, are accepted free for recycling at our Waste & Recycling Depots.
A number of shops including Mitre 10, Banner, True Value and IKEA also take in used globes for recycling.
X Ray films
X ray films are accepted free for recycling at our Waste & Recycling Depots. Be sure to remove the film from its envelope before placing it in the X ray bin.
All types of domestic batteries and car batteries are accepted free for recycling at our Waste & Recycling Depots.
Battery World stores accept domestic batteries for recycling. Most garages will take in old car batteries.
All types of oil, including used motor oil and cooking oil, are accepted free for recycling at our Waste & Recycling Depots.
Liquid paint is not accepted at Waste & Recycling Depots. Old paint can be dried out using kitty litter, newspaper or a paint hardener bought from a hardware store. Dispose of the dried paint in your kerbside general waste bin or bring it to a Waste & Recycling Depot (landfill charges apply). The empty, dry paint tin can go in your kerbside yellow lidded recycling bin or will be accepted free for recycling at the Waste & Recycling Depot.
Tip: Paint can be expensive – if you have near full tins, perhaps give them to a friend to use.
DrumMuster is the national program that for the collection and recycling of eligible, cleaned agvet chemical containers. Click here to find out if your chemical containers are eligible for Drum Muster. Click here to view the Agsafe Effective Drum Rinsing Standards.
You can deposit DrumMuster eligible containers for free in the DrumMuster enclosure at any of FRWA’s Waste & Recycling Depots.
ChemClear provides Australian agricultural and veterinary chemical users with a collection and disposal pathway for their unwanted chemicals. Chemical users should register with ChemClear at www.chemclear.com.au or by phoning 1800 008 182. ChemClear will then contact you to advise of the next collection date and location.
Eligible chemicals are collected for free. To be eligible, chemicals must:
- be in original containers (drumMUSTER eligible)
- have readable product labels
- not be mixed with any other product
Collection is also available for chemicals that do not meet these requirements; a per lt/kg fee is applicable.
For more information, please go to the ChemClear website
Items NOT accepted at Waste & Recycling Depots
Asbestos is only accepted at the Goolwa Waste & Recycling Depot and Kangaroo Island Resource Recovery Centre – it must be dampened, covered and sealed in 220 micron builders’ plastic and placed on a pallet or bearers.
Liquid waste (except oils and coolant) and hazardous waste are not accepted at any of our Waste & Recycling Depots.
Zero Waste SA provides free hazardous waste collection days in different areas of the state. These collections are open to all residents for disposal of domestic hazardous waste. Collections are organised to cover different areas of South Australia, so keep an eye on the Zero Waste website to see when one will occur in your area. Zero Waste SA also operates a hazardous waste depot at Dry Creek that opens once a month. The Zero Waste SA website will tell you all you need to know about disposing of hazardous household waste, including:
- Timetable for free hazardous waste collection days
- Operating days and times of the hazardous waste depot
- Lists of items accepted and not accepted
- Safe options for transporting hazardous waste