Milk and juice carton recycling Adelaide Super Collectors; such as ‘Pooraka Recycling Centre’, pay 10c on all juice cartons & milk cartons that qualify for the South Australian government’s container deposit refund scheme.
Under SA container deposit legislation, milk and juice cartons marked with either:
“10c refund at collection depots when sold in SA” or
“10c refund at SA/NT collection depots in State/Territory of purchase”, can be taken to a recycling centre to collect 10 cents per carton.
Being one of the most popular carton recycling centres Adelaide residents visit, ‘Pooraka Bottle and Can Depot’ handles fruit juice carton recycling and milk carton recycling of both ‘Gable top cartons’ and ‘Aseptic brick cartons’, sending them off to be recycled into other cardboard and paper products.
Liquid Paperboard Cartons (LPB)
Juice and milk cartons are made from a product called liquid paperboard, which comes in two main forms, cardboard sandwiched between two layers of very thin polyethylene plastic and for long life beverage cartons the same but with an additional thin layer of aluminium foil and polyethylene on the inside.
Milk Carton Recycling
Pooraka Recycling Centre is the local milk carton recycling centre Adelaide residents go to take their milk cartons marked with “10c refund at collection depots when sold in SA”.
The most popular type of liquid paperboard carton for milk that qualifies for ‘refund deposit recycling’ is the ‘gable top’ carton used by Farmers Union in their range of 300mL and 600mL iced coffee’s.
Fruit Juice Carton Recycling
Most fruit juice carton recycling conscious Adelaide residents collect are the ‘Aseptic brick’ cartons or ‘Tetra Pak’.
Fruit juice cartons; especially long life fruit cartons contain the 5 layers, helping to prolong the shelf life and seal in the flavour.
Juice & Milk Carton Recycling Facts
Here is a list of facts to support why recycling juice and milk cartons is a good idea.
- Recycling juice and milk cartons is a simple process, taking about half an hour to complete. Water is added to the liquid paperboard cartons in a vat, separating the cardboard from the plastic and foil layers. A thick ‘slurry’ is created as the cardboard fibres ‘swell’ and are scooped out to be later turned into tissue paper, recycled paper and more cardboard.
- Cardboard that ends up in landfill dumps produces toxic methane gas; 21 times stronger than carbon dioxide for producing global warming greenhouse gas.
- Recycling cardboard into other cardboard and paper products saves trees from being cut down, uses less water and energy and dramatically reduces the chemical waste; a by product of making cardboard in the first place.
Apart from helping the environment, you can make money recycling juice and milk cartons; by taking them to ‘Pooraka Bottle and Can Recycling Centre’.
Note: We do not take cardboard boxes, newspaper or old ‘yellow pages’ books; these can be disposed of in your kerbside recycling bin.