Adelaide Rubbish Tip

There are many domestic tasks that simply cannot be finished without a visit to a local Adelaide rubbish tip. The Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre, North Plympton (AWRC) can assist you in disposing of your unwanted waste items, in the most efficient and environmentally friendly way.

The AWRC is the best in the market for waste disposal, whether you’re disposing of an unwanted tree, cleaning up the yard, or just reducing the clutter around the home.

The AWRC is a very busy waste transfer station managed by solo Resource Recovery, an Adelaide based waste company.  There are both commercial and domestic vehicles arriving into the transfer station to dispose of waste daily. 

All waste is sorted by our staff into recyclable or general waste categories. Larger vehicles then haul any non-recyclable waste to the nearest landfill. The bulk haulage of waste to the remote landfill destination improves the overall efficiency of rubbish disposal for residents and councils in Adelaide and the surrounding region.

The bulk hauling of waste from our Adelaide transfer station has a positive impact on the environment, with lower carbon emissions thanks to the transportation efficiencies. In addition, the sorting processes reduce the overall amount of waste destined to landfill. 

Every bottle recycled is one less bottle in our water ways and ocean

Any Recyclable materials are sorted by our staff into multiple waste streams such as glass, cardboard, paper, and plastics. Items such as tyres, electronics, oils and gas bottles are also separated and sent off for recycling. 

Some of the more common recyclable rubbish collected at the Adelaide tip are:

  • Aluminium cans
  • Batteries
  • Cardboard and paper
  • Electronic waste
  • Empty gas bottles
  • Furniture and household items
  • Textiles and wearable clothing
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Metals (both ferrous and non-ferrous)
  • Mobile phones
  • Oil, used mineral engine oil
  • Paint, water or oil-based paint
  • Whitegoods and appliances

The AWRC is effectively providing the residents and business with a local Adelaide rubbish dump option, avoiding costly travel out to remote landfill destinations.

Land Fill
Australians dispose over 20 Million tonnes of waste to land fill per annum

What is Landfill?
Landfill is essentially a large hole in the ground. The final destination for non-recyclable waste. It is often colloquially referred to as a rubbish dump or garbage dump. Rubbish is dumped, and managed into the hole with machinery when all recycling options have been exhausted, and there is no other alternative.

The Waste is bulldozed and compressed as much as possible. Anaerobic processes in the decomposition of waste in landfills generate emissions which can be harmful to the environment, much like the vehicles used to transport the waste. Landfill Waste can take many years to decompose and can produce noxious gases for decades.

Landfills in Australia receive around 20M tonnes of waste every year. At least 1000 landfills are located across the country, thus more than likely, at some stage or another you will have visited an Adelaide rubbish dump. Landfill is usually strategically positioned in rather remote areas, away from residential locations due to the odour, and gases from the anaerobic decomposition of the waste. 

The AWRC is committed to diverting Adelaide waste from Landfill to recycling

For more information, feel free to call the Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre on 08 8295 5077