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The simple answer is if the label says: ‘10c refund at collection depots when sold in SA’ then we will pay out the 10 cents on that container.
Take a look at the container deposit refund page for more details and examples of containers we often see.
Lids MUST be removed from all plastic bottles before they can be recycled, and we ask that you do this BEFORE bringing them into our recycling depot.
Once the bottles leave our yard they go into a press and the plastic bottles are squeezed at extremely high pressure into a big block. If the lids aren’t removed the bottles either don’t crush down and the blocks fall apart or the pressure caught inside can make the bottles explode.
No you don’t. The rings have no adverse effect on the recycling of the container and are actually made from the same type of plastic as the bottle, so therefore do not need to be removed.
The best way to bring in your bottles and cans is in strong plastic bags or cardboard boxes that are not too heavy. If the containers are separated into different groups (ie cans, glass, plastic) we will get them counted quicker than if they are all mixed.
With many people buying, filling and bringing in large garden wheelie bins, Pooraka Recycling Depot have installed ‘wheelie bin’ lifters, so we can empty the contents out on a conveyor for fast sorting and counting.
Please DO NOT have your containers loose in your boot.
Yes we do accept cans crushed. However when we count cans we seperate softdrink and beer cans into different containers; as they go to different companies. Crushed cans are harder to recognise. So if you plan to crush your cans please place softdrinks in one bag and beer cans in another. This will help us count your order much quicker.
The quickest way for us to process your cans and glass is if they are repacked into their boxes of 12, 24, 30 etc. This doesn’t apply for a lot of containers which are purchased singularly, but anything purchased in bulk and repacked into its original box won’t need to be tipped out and counted by hand, making your visit much quicker.
Yes we certainly do. We pay for scrap steel plus non-ferrous metals such as copper too.
Please see our scrap metal recycling page for more details on metal items you can turn into cash.
Yes we do, and truck batteries too!
Please see our scrap metal recycling page for more details.
Certainly. Washing machines, fridges and freezers, in fact anything made of metal!
Please see our scrap metal recycling page for more examples.
Yes you can. We can swap them over or you can just buy one outright.
Yes you can, as long as it has the standard valve.