FAQ

The following are some of the questions we get asked frequently about the services we provide at South Coast Recycling & Scrap Metal Co.

Why should I recycle?

We all know that recycling is good for the environment, but just how much energy is saved when we recycle? Here are just a few statistics:
– The amount of energy saved by recycling aluminium cans is about 96% over producing new cans. In addition, every tonne of aluminium that’s recycled prevents 10 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
– Recycling newsprint saves 45% of the energy of creating new paper, and every tonne prevents 2.5 tonnes of CO2 emissions from being released.
– Recycling soft-drink bottles (made from polyethylene terephthalate, or PET No. 1) saves 76% of the energy needed to produce new bottles, and prevents 1.7 tonnes of CO2 emissions for every tonne of plastic recycled.

Do I need to remove lids from bottles?

Yes. Lids can cause problems with our machinery, leading to jamming and damage.
We ask that you remove the lids BEFORE you drop off your items.
Not removing the lids will mean we will take longer than usual when counting your items.

Can I arrange a pickup of my recycling?

South Coast Recycling & Scrap Metal Co does NOT offer collection services for domestic recycling items, but there are many local businesses that can collect items and bring them in on your behalf.
If you are a hospitality business please contact us via email recycle@southcoastrecycle.com.au or phone 8552 1716 to find out about our collection services for commercial quantities of bottles and cans.

Do you pay cash for ALL recycling?

No. We only pay cash for selected deposit bottles and cans and some scrap metal items. For the full list visit the DOMESTIC tab on our website.
The latest prices for all our scrap metal items can be found on the HOME page.

When are your depots open?

The opening times for our depots can be found on this page. The Goolwa depot is open 7 days a week while the Yankalilla and Victor Harbor depots trade Monday to Saturday only.
All depots are closed on public holidays.