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Cans & Bottles Recycling

Get cash for your cans and bottles! Hackham Recyclers purchases cans, plastic and glass bottles as well as cardboard containers displaying the 10 cent deposit sign. The recycling and reuse process has been set up by the establishment of companies called ‘super collectors’, who enter into contracts with collection depots, beverage manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers in South Australia.

The system guarantees consumers are refunded and depots receive a handling fee.

It also ensures the responsibilities of both producers and consumers are maintained from production to the collection of the empty containers for recycling, reuse, or disposal for energy recovery.

It is important to empty all containers and remove any lids and caps before you bring them in to us for a refund.

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Types of Bottles and Cans Accepted

At Hackham Recyclers, we’re committed to making recycling easy and accessible for everyone in Southern Adelaide. We accept a wide variety of bottles and cans, so you can feel confident that you’re doing your part for the environment when you choose us.

PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles

These are the most common type of plastic bottle, used for beverages like water, soda, and juice. Look for the #1 recycling symbol on the bottom of the bottle.

It’s a clear, strong, and lightweight. Easy to recycle.

HDPE (high-density polyethylene) bottles

These are often used for milk, laundry detergent, and cleaning products. They are usually thicker and sturdier than PET bottles.

HDPE is usually either cloudy white, allowing light to pass through it, or a solid color, preventing light from passing through it.

PVC (polyvinyl chloride) bottles

These are less common, but you might find them used for some food products and cosmetics. Look for the #3 recycling symbol.

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) bottles are durable and resistant to most chemicals. They are ideal for storing products that require long-term storage, such as shampoos and oils.

Glass Bottles

Any clean glass bottles and jars are welcome, regardless of the color or size. Please remove lids and caps before recycling. Rinse out your bottles, This helps to prevent contamination and makes the recycling process easier.

Glass is one of the most recyclable materials on the planet. It’s also reusable and refillable, which reduces waste and saves natural resources.

Aluminum Cans

All types of aluminum cans are accepted, including beverage cans, food cans, and aerosol cans.  Look for the recycling symbol and “ALU” marking to ensure it’s made of aluminum. Crush your aluminum cans, this saves space and makes it easier to transport them.

Steel food cans and Tetra Paks

These are typically used for canned goods like soup and vegetables. Tetra Paks are the cardboard-like cartons used for juice, milk, and other liquid products. Please flatten them before recycling.

Items we do not accept

While we’re passionate about making recycling accessible and efficient at Hackham Recyclers, there are some items that just don’t belong in our mix. Keeping these out of our facility helps ensure the safety of our staff, protects the environment, and keeps the recycling process running smoothly.

Broken or cracked glass

For safety reasons, we cannot accept broken glass. Dispose of it in your general waste bin.

Food-contaminated items

Pizza boxes, greasy containers, and food-stained paper towels contaminate the recycling stream and attract pests.

Ceramic or pottery

These items are not recyclable through our facility. Ceramics have a different melting point and chemical composition than other recyclable materials, so they can contaminate the batch if mixed with them.

Always ask if you’re unsure.

If you’re not sure whether something is recyclable, please ask one of our friendly staff members.