In 1975 the South Australian Government introduced container deposit legislation (CDL).
The primary aim of SA container deposit legislation was to try to reduce the amount of containers; bottles, cans and plastic drink containers from entering rivers and landfill dumps. An amount of 5 cents was added to the price of certain drink containers that could be collected when returning the container to a collection depot for recycling.
The goal of reducing waste in landfills and litter in parks and rivers was a success and in 2003 the South Australian Government widened the list of containers covered.
The containers that are covered can be viewed at the container deposit refund page of our website.
Now the refund is 10 cents and the scheme has become a thriving employer for the waste and recycling industries.
Pooraka Bottle and Cans Pty. Ltd. located at 10 Ween Road Pooraka also accepts and pays money for many recyclable items in addition to the 10 cent container deposit refund products including scrap metal and glass.
Read more about Pooraka Bottle and Can Recycling Depot; one of the most popular, public recycling centres Adelaide has and the services that are offered.