Recycling Programs

We have partnered with a number of organisations to provide a drop off point for items that are not easily recycled in your kerbside recycling bin.

The programs we support are:

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Terracycle Colgate Oral Care Program

Accepted items include ANY BRAND:

  • Toothpaste tubes and caps – please cut in half and rinse out
  • Floss containers
  • Toothbrushes
  • Electric toothbrush heads

Items NOT accepted

  • Toothbrush outer packaging and boxes – place these in your kerbside recycling bin

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Terracycle Bausch & Lomb Optical Recycling

Accepted items include ANY BRAND

  • Used contact lenses
  • Used contact lens blister packs
  • Used contact lens cases

Items NOT accepted

  • Contact lens cardboard boxes – place these in your kerbside recycling bin

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Terracycle Writing Instruments Recycling

Accepted items include ANY BRAND regardless of their composition:

  • Pens
  • Felt tips
  • Highlighters
  • Markers
  • Correction fluid pots (must be empty)
  • Correction tape
  • Mechanical pencils
  • Eraser pens 

Items NOT accepted

  • Wooden pencils
  • Crayons
  • Chalk
  • Glue sticks
  • Erasers
  • Rulers
  • Other cutting objects

Terracycle Razor Recycling Program

NEW – Terracycle Razor Recycling Program

A new recycling program for razors has been launched by Terracycle. The program can accepts all brands of blades and razors (refillable and disposable products, and replaceable-blade cartridge units). Once collected, the razor blades and their packaging are separated in to their component materials. Plastics are cleaned and pelletised to be recycled into new products, and metal materials are sent for smelting and conversion to new alloys.

Items accepted include ANY BRAND:

  • All brands of blades and razors (refillable and disposable products, and replaceable-blade cartridge units)
  • Rigid plastic packaging
  • Flexible plastic packaging

Items NOT accepted include:

  • Cardboard and paper packaging which is recyclable through kerbside collection

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Aussie Bread Tags For Wheelchairs

All our stores are approved collection points for the Aussie Bread Tags For Wheelchairs program. The tags are sent to Robe, South Australia where Transmutation turns them into bowls, serving platters and coasters. We then buy the completed products back from Transmutation for sale in our stores … talk about circular economies!!

The money Transmutation pays Aussie Bread Tags For Wheelchairs for the bread tags is used to purchase wheelchairs for people in need in South Africa.   

Items accepted include ANY BRAND:

  • Any size PLASTIC Kwik Lok bread bag closures

Items NOT accepted include:

  • Bread bag closures made from materials other than plastic
  • Wire based (freezer bag style) ties

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Terracycle Electric Toothbrush Recycling

Items accepted include ANY BRAND:

  • Electric toothbrush handles and electric toothbrush bases. 

Items NOT accepted include:

  • Electric toothbrush heads,  please place these in the Dental Program collection bin 
  • Extra batteries

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Drink Bottle Lids Recycling Program

Lids need to have have foam inserts removed and must be cleaned/washed and dried. Lids are recycled in Adelaide at YCR Recycling

Items accepted include:

  • Plastic lids from  soft drink bottles, milk bottles, and juice bottles displaying #2 ♴ and #4 ♶

Items NOT accepted include:

  • Metal bottle lids, vegemite and jar lids, pop tops, any non #2 and #4 bottle lids

Ecolateral ANY BRAND Beauty Recycling

Items accepted include ANY BRAND beauty packaging:

  • Mixed materials pumps and containers 
  • Lids for glass,  plastic and tin jars and pots
  • Pump units
  • Spray units
  • Droppers
  • Empty lipstick tubes
  • Compacts
  • Colour pallets
  • Mascaras 

Items NOT accepted include:

  • Single material plastic or glass bottles 
  • Cardboard and paper packaging
  • Plastic tubes (single materials) including caps and lids (you will need to cut in half and rinse before putting in kerbside recycling)

Place these in your kerbside recycling bin

Preserve Shaving Handles

Preserve Shaving Handles are made from #5 polypropylene, and are recyclable through Preserve’s Gimme Five program.

Items accepted include:

  • PRESERVE BRAND shaving handles

Items NOT accepted include:

  • Razor blades of any type

No Pong tin containers

Return your empty No Pong tins to us for recycling through the No Pong recycling program. 

Accepted items include:

  • Empty, clean No Pong containers

Items NOT accepted include:

  • Dirty No Pong containers, or containers with product still inside

Essential Face glass jar return and discount

Return your Essential Face glass jars and receive a $1 discount on your next Essential Face purchase

SCR Textiles

SCR Textiles collect textiles that would otherwise not be suitable for donating to op-shops. These textiles are sent to Malaysia and sorted. Clothes that are wearable are distributed through SE Asia to disadvantaged people. Clothes and textiles that are not wearable are distributed for multiple uses including being used for industrial rags, being converted in to Biofuels etc)

Acceptable items include:

  • Clothing and textiles that are clean but damaged and not suitable for donation to op-shops 

Items NOT accepted:

  • Resaleable  second hand clothing suitable for resale through op-shops
  • Dirty, smelly or greasy textiles
  • Shoes

NO coffee pods

We used to be a collection point for a variety of coffee pod brands. We made the decision to cease accepting coffee pods in 2019, and instead have chosen to educate people about the alternatives to resource-heavy single-use pods. 



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