Why Recycle?

It’s Your Money – Get it Back!

When you purchase items in bottles and cans in South Australia, you automatically pay a 10c deposit per piece, so when you don’t bring it in for recycling, you’re losing that money. It was yours to begin with – get it back!

While 10c might not seem like much, when you think about all the bottles and cans your family uses in a month or a year, the total really adds up. For instance, if your family recycles just 24 bottles and cans per week, you could get receive $125 a year. You wouldn’t throw away $125, would you?

Plus, bringing your recyclables to us has additional benefits over waiting for your monthly kerbside recycling pick-up:

  • You can drop-off any quantity or volume of recycling material – no limitations
  • You can clear space from your home, garage or business
  • You can eliminate the chances of creepy-crawlies taking shelter in your rubbish (and moving into your home)

Benefits for Businesses

South Coast Recycling works with people in the plumbing, electrical, construction/building and automotive industries, among others, to recycle materials used for industrial purposes.

If your business is looking to recycle any of the following, we can help.

  • Electric motors, batteries, radiators
  • Copper
  • PVC
  • Brass
  • Aluminium
  • White goods
  • Steel/stainless steel

Got a question about items for recycling? Call or click here to contact us.

Need a Pick-Up?

We currently offer a pick-up service to over 200 local businesses such as pubs, clubs and restaurants. Pick-ups can be made daily if needed and refunds are paid monthly. New pick-ups are welcome. Contact us to set up an account.

Environmental Benefits

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.