At Thorntons Recycling, we are located 5kms from Adelaide in Thebarton. we are a family owned business. We are very keen on recycling and our main objective is to reduce waste in our local community. think green... think Thorntons...

Care For the environment and be rewarded

Where to find us Thorntons gallery

What we do


  • opening times

    We are open 7 Days
    MON-FRI: 8:00 AM To 4:30 PM
    SATURDAY: 8:00 AM To 4:00 PM
    SUNDAY: 10:00 AM To 4:00 PM
    Closed on Public Holidays

  • SA

    find out what containers you can make money on by taking advantage of the South Australian Governments container deposit legislation see if they have ‘10c refund at collection depots when sold in SA’ on it.

  • handy info

    Every bottle and can you recycle eases the strain on our natural resources and reduces greenhouse gases in our skies. Here, you can help the environment and also earn some cash while doing it

  • Service

    We recycle bottle and cans for our local community. and our friendly team of recycling experts will count your items quickly and hand you cash for your efforts. drive-thru, drop off, mobile deport and pick-up

  • Pick-ups

    We do pick-ups for Pubs, Clubs, Function Centers, RSL, Restaurants, Cafes

Want to get in and out quickly?
Removing your bottle caps makes the process faster which means you get paid faster.

Handy Tips

what to do

what we recycle

• Bottles • Cans • Milk cartons eg. Ice coffee cartons • Plastic • Cardboard

What we don’t take

• Large amount of newspaper

Recycling helpful tips

make your trip to Thorntons quicker • Take top off plastic bottles • Wash out milk containers • No fluid in the containers • Bags of bottles not too heavy

Other Service

- 7 day pickup servicing - 2 types of wire baskets - Wheelie Bins with locks or not - Wooden Crates - Bale Frames and cardboard


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    Thornton’s Recycling Adelaide

    Thornton’s Recycling offer a state of the art recycling facility within 10 minutes of the Adelaide CBD.

    Offering a convenient drive thru and drop off service, and a pick-up service for business clients, Thornton’s has become an effective collection point for all your recycling requirements.

    We are passionate about the environment and reducing our carbon footprint, and recycling eases the strain on our natural resources. We pay cash for recyclable items including bottles and cans and our friendly staff will help you sort and count your materials so you can get in and out in the quickest possible timeframe.


    Our History

    Thornton’s Recycling was established in Adelaide over 40 years ago as a collection depot with a vision to provide residents and business an easy and effective recycling service to reduce landfill.

    Beginning as a bottle and can recycling depot we have expanded our service over time and now recycle significant amounts of recyclable materials offering a service that is simple and convenient to our customers.

    What recycling items
    do we accept?

    Thornton's Recycling accept the following items and materials for recycling:

    • Bottles
    • Cans
    • All types of beverage containers and cartons
    • Cardboard
    • Plastic

    Pick Up Services

    Whether your business requires a once off pick up of recyclable materials or a regular collection we offer a convenient service to ensure your needs are met.

    We can also supply a range of recycling bins, baskets and bale frames.

    With affiliations to Metro Waste and MiniBin Waste Services in Adelaide we can organise scheduling pick-up's that suits you.

    • The staff at thorntons are very friendly, and good service. Quick and easy drive-thru


    • Thorntons is my local recycling depot. They refund bottle and cans for cash also they take scrap metal which is a bonus.


    • The guys at thornton's are nice a helpful, there pick up service is always on time which is great. I've been using thorntons pick-ups for a while and they are very good.


    • Just moved to Thebarton from down south and the service here at thorntons are one the best I've seen. These guys know what there doing, great staff too. Highly recommend them.



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