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...

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

Handy Tips

what to do

what we recycle

• Bottles • Cans • Milk cartons eg. Ice coffee cartons • Plastic • Cardboard • Aluminium • Brass • Copper • Steel

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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    About us

    Facts about us

    Justin Castelluzzo has always had the dream to be a business owner since a young age. After finishing high school he made that dream a reality. In 2007 Justin single handedly started his company Metro Waste. Metro Waste has been a integral part of the community for many years specializing in Waste Management. Justin’s main goal is to recycle as much rubbish as possible and reduce the overall amount of waste that goes to landfill. By reducing this we can lesson our Carbon Footprint. This is achieved through sorting waste. Metro Waste is committed on satisfying the community’s needs whilst improving the environment. Over the years he has worked very hard and since then he has expanded his business, staff and clientele tremendously. Due to popular demand Justin Castelluzzo and the team have now built up a respected name for two other businesses that work in conjunction with metro waste these are Thornton’s Recycling and Mini Bins. Not only does Justin Castelluzzo have a booming business but he is a well-respected in all aspects of his community and committed to making a difference through reducing landfill in Australia one step at a time.

    • 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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