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5 Things You Didn`t Know You Could Recycle!

November 04, 2020

No one can deny that recycling, whether in Adelaide or elsewhere, is essential for the environment and for the future of our planet. That is why our local Adelaide community has been taking a particular interest in recycling. When most of us hear the word 'recycling', we think about soda cans, milk cartons or plastic water bottles. Surprisingly, there are plenty of other products that can also get recycled. Here are some of them:


Christmas Trees


With the holidays fast approaching, there is no need to feel guilty about buying a Christmas tree this year. Real Christmas trees should not end up in the trash. Just like other plants, real Christmas trees are biodegradable. They can be easily used as mulch or sent to an Adelaide recycling facility.


To give your Christmas tree a second life, you can place it in the backyard or garden of your Adelaide home. It can be upcycled and used as a bird feeder. Throw some orange slices or strung popcorn on it, and the birds will come and seek shelter in your old Christmas tree.


Holiday Lights


After the holidays, you will not just be left with an old Christmas tree. There will also be the holiday lights decorating your Adelaide house. There is no need to throw your old, non-functional holiday lights in the garbage just like in previous years.


Just like most electronics, holiday lights are not biodegradable. They will not decompose over time. To keep them out of Adelaide landfills, send your holiday lights to a recycling facility. There, the lights will be processed. Any non-recyclable materials will be discarded.


Running Shoes


After your old sports shoes get worn out, you do not have to put them in the trash. Instead of them just gathering dust at the back of your closet, you can send them to an Adelaide recycling facility. Running shoes contain plastic, cotton, nylon and other materials. Many of these components can get recycled.




We all use toothbrushes daily. Instead of throwing all these toothbrushes away, consider sending them for recycling. Toothbrushes contain many materials that can get recycled. The old plastic hold and bristles can be used for many purposes.


Mobile Phones


Many of us are starting to pile up old mobile phones and gadgets at our Adelaide homes. We do not know what to do with them. Surprisingly, mobile phones are on-demand in the recycling field. Most materials on mobile phones are fully recyclable. If your old mobile phone is still working, you can also get it refurbished and donate it.


At Thorntons Recycling, we have a state-of-the-art recycling facility within ten minutes of the Adelaide CBD. You can send us your bottles, cans, beverage containers and plastic. We will pay you cash for recyclable items, such as bottles and cans. Our friendly team will help you sort and count your items to make your visit go as quickly as possible.


Get as many items of your waste recycled as possible. Visit our Adelaide recycling depot today!




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