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.
Accepted at all of Council’s Resource Recovery Centres and Waste Transfer Stations, excluding Beachport site. Limit of 2 per visit.
Tyres should be returned to your tyre retailer who may charge to receive the waste.
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.
TVs computers and electrical appliances (excluding whitegoods) are accepted at all of Council’s Resource Recovery Centres and Waste Transfer Stations free of charge.
Council participates in the Cartridges for Planet Ark program. Cartridges can be deposited at any of our Council Offices or Visitor Information Centres.
Not accepted by Council. Contact local Waste Management companies for advice.
Cleanaway(08) 8725 3500
Bin it (08) 8724 8121
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
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.
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
Light globes, fluorescent tubes and lamps
Accepted at all Council’s Resource Recovery Centres and Waste Transfer Stations - excluding Beachport site.
Alternatively you can drop them at the counter of your local Mitre 10 or True Value Hardware store.
Gas cylinders are accepted for scrap metal at all Council waste disposal sites but must not contain any gas for safety reasons.
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 is accepted at the Millicent & Penola Resource Recovery Centres and Beachport Waste Transfer Station.
Untreated timber with no paint or laminate can be disposed of and will be mulched with green waste provided it is not contaminated with metal bolts, steel plates etc.
Painted and laminated timber and furniture can not be mulched. This is accepted as general waste. For the Beachport site it must be a smaller size to fit in the front lift skip bins. Penola and Millicent are able to accept large items as a loader is available to crush onsite and load into skip bins.
There is currently no recycling arrangement for treated timber (e.g. CCA treated pine) . Treated timber can not be deposited in landfill due to the heavy metals and chemicals used for treatment. 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