Plastic bags and expanded polystyrene recycling.
Plastic Bag Ban
South Australia is leading the nation with the single use lightweight plastic bag phase out.
The Plastic Bag phase out runs between 1st January and 3rd May 2009.
From May 4th 2009 single use lightweight plastic bags will be banned across South Australia.
Please visit www.byobags.com.au for further details on South Australia's Plastic Bag Ban.
Plastic Bag Disposal
If you would like to dispose of your plastic bags in an environmentally friendly way, you can bring them into Coles Supermarket at Burnside Village Shopping Centre.
This store, along with the other 700 Coles stores nationally, is collecting plastic bags to recycle into other plastic products.
Coles is working with its manufacturers to provide goods in packaging that is minimal, recyclable and reusable.
Miscellaneous Plastics recycling
A collection centre has opened for the collection and recycling of expanded polystyrene packaging.
Call the centre on 8262 6248 to arrange a time to deliver your packaging.
A service fee is charged for all material, excluding produce boxes, and it must be clean and relatively free from contaminants. As 95% of polystyrene consists of air, compaction reduces it to a very small parcel.
The recycling centre is near the Pooraka Wholesale Fruit and Vegetable Market.
Last Updated : 06/09/2012