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What You Can Bring to Thorntons!

September 02, 2020

Save Adelaide landfills by recycling. Landfills in Adelaide are taking up valuable spaces that could be used for better purposes. They are also a source of air and water pollution. That is why you should avoid using them.


Thornton’s Recycling has a state-of-the-art recycling facility. It is located within ten minutes of the Adelaide CBD. There, we offer a convenient drive-thru and drop-off service. For businesses across Adelaide, we can arrange a waste pick-up service. We can also supply a range of recycling bins, baskets, and bale frames to meet all needs.


Whether it is a drop-off or pick-up service, here’s how it works:


Acceptable Materials


As a family-owned business, we are very keen on recycling. That is why we established our collection depot in Adelaide over forty years ago. We wanted to reduce the waste and adverse effects of landfills on our local Adelaide community.


Today, Thorntons Recycling has become an effective collection point for all your recycling needs. First, we started out as a bottle and can recycling depot in Adelaide. Over time, we have expanded our services. Now, we accept significant amounts of recyclable materials. You can send us all types of beverage containers, from bottles and cans to milk cartons and plastic containers.


Turn Your Trash Into Cash


To encourage recycling in Adelaide, we pay cash for recyclable items, such as bottles and cans. Our friendly team will help you sort and count your items. They will make your visit to our Adelaide recycling depot quick and convenient. You can find out which of your drinking containers is eligible for a refund. All you have to do is check their label. It should say ‘10c refund at collection depots when sold in SA’.


Get Your Recyclables Ready


By preparing your items before going to the recycling depot, you will make your visit quicker and smoother. You can take the lids off all your plastic bottles. By leaving the caps on, they will create pressure in the bottles when they are crushed. Therefore, they pose a safety hazard to our staff.


You need to make sure all your bottles and cans are clean and dry before sending them to our Adelaide recycling depot. Any food or drink residues can contaminate the entire recycling batch. After all that, they might end up in landfills anyway.


Just give them a quick rinse, not a thorough washing. Otherwise, you will have to wait for our team to wash them on site. This could take some time.


Many people think that crushing cans is the best way to send them out for recycling. However, we ask you not to do that. Crushed cans have sharp edges that can injure our workers.


Recycling does not have to be a hassle. Visit our Adelaide depot today!




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