Our number one goal is to do our part in helping Adelaide, and it’s locals to live in an environmentally conscious and litter-free city. Thankfully, we have a dedicated team that works at our bottle and can depot daily to achieve this goal with us, and the Adelaide locals aren’t too bad either!
Since we have had the 10 cent refund on single bottles and cans in Adelaide, that has finally spread to other parts of the country, we have thankfully been inundated with recyclables to sort through at our bottle and can depot. Everyone now knows how beneficial recycling can be of course, but there are some frequently asked questions regarding how you can best help out a bottle and can depot.
WILL THORNTONS REFUSE TO ACCEPT ANY CONTAINERS?
The simple answer is no we won’t decline any of the containers you have sought to recycle, however, if they still contain liquids we will need to wash them on site, which can take extra time and will keep you waiting for longer. We ask if you could to please be vigilant and wash out your recyclables to help out our bottle and can depot team!
Do I need to sort my containers before arriving at the bottle and can depot?
You aren’t required to have sorted all of your recyclables before you arrive at our bottle and can depot as we know it can be a time-consuming process. However, if you can make any effort to categorise your recyclables before arriving it will make the entire process easier for our bottle and can depot team.
CAN WE CRUSH OUR CANS?
We ask you to please refrain from crushing your cans if possible. We understand that by doing this, you can fit more into your vehicle but it does create a handling risk for our workers, and it can make it difficult to identify the deposit marking.
DO WE NEED TO REMOVE LABELS OR THE PLASTIC RINGS?
No, you don’t. However, removing the lids from your plastic bottles will help us much as they can become a hazard for our workers as they create pressure in the containers when they are crushed.
What does the bottle and can depot do with our plastic bottles?
We transfer them to the correct recycling station where they gain new life recycled into new plastic items including pipes, buckets, carpet and you guessed it, more plastic bottles!