Recycling Near You - Recycling Whitegoods in the Adelaide City Council area
Whitegoods Recycling Hotline

Whitegoods are large domestic appliances used for routine chores. Generally speaking they aren’t easily transportable, which separates them from appliances like toasters and mixers. Examples of a common whitegood include a fridge, freezer, microwave oven, stove, dishwasher, washing machine, clothes dryer and air conditioner.

Depending on the condition of the product, it may be accepted by a second-hand dealer or at a reuse centre. Whitegoods are generally disposed of through collection in metal recycling programs, where they are shredded and their metal is recovered. Some charities may accept whitegoods for recycling but many can’t as there is a significant cost in ensuring they are functioning and safe.

Council services for Whitegoods

Adelaide City Council has not listed any locations where you can recycle your whitegoods.

Drop off locations for Whitegoods

10 drop off businesses match on Whitegoods within approx 60km of Adelaide SA

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
E-Cycle SA /business/11748 12-14 Baulderstone Road Gepps Cross, SA, 5094 138.5895390 -34.8468580 Gepps Cross SA 5094 138.5895390 -34.8468580
South Coast Recycling & Scrap Metal Co /business/11797 Goolwa Landfill Goolwa, SA, 5214 138.75468964211427 -35.507747328690904 Goolwa SA 5214 138.75468964211427 -35.507747328690904
Electronic Recycling Australia (Formerly Aspitech) /business/12798 149 Holbrooks Road Underdale, SA, 5032 138.54894876480103 -34.9175724580539 Underdale SA 5032 138.54894876480103 -34.9175724580539
Advanced Recycling Technologies /business/12837 Shed 3 Number, 13 Chrysler Road Lonsdale, SA, 5160 138.4883240 -35.0972687 Lonsdale SA 5160 138.4883240 -35.0972687
Southern Region Waste & Recycling Centre /business/15130 12 Christie Road Lonsdale, SA, 5160 138.492486 -35.1022198 Lonsdale SA 5160 138.492486 -35.1022198
City of Salisbury Waste Transfer Station /business/15182 61 Research Road Pooraka, SA, 5095 138.6345520 -34.8166560 Pooraka SA 5095 138.6345520 -34.8166560
Hackham Recyclers /business/15866 16 Cottage Lane HACKHAM, SA, 5163 138.5277272 -35.1503588 HACKHAM SA 5163 138.5277272 -35.1503588
Integrated Waste Services /business/16319 Lot 254 Cnr Hines and Wingfield Roads Wingfield, SA, 5013 138.5502994 -34.8365330 Wingfield SA 5013 138.5502994 -34.8365330
S.A. Waste Management Pty Ltd /business/16745 42 Musgrave Ave Welland, SA, 5007 138.5582040 -34.9104970 Welland SA 5007 138.5582040 -34.9104970
Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority - Waste and Recycling Depot Goolwa /business/22917 1226 Port Elliot Road Goolwa, SA, 5214 138.7546732 -35.5066684 Goolwa SA 5214 138.7546732 -35.5066684
E-Cycle SA /business/11748 12-14 Baulderstone Road Gepps Cross, SA, 5094 138.5895390 -34.8468580 Gepps Cross SA 5094 138.5895390 -34.8468580

Pick up locations for Whitegoods

27 pick up businesses match your query on Whitegoods

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Business Name Details Picks up Fees Approved Provider
E-Cycle SA If required, please telephone or email for indicative p... SA May apply
Electronic Recycling Australia (Formerly Aspitech) Pickup services are available across all of SA. Please ... SA May apply
Advanced Recycling Technologies Click Business Name for details SA (Metro Area Only) May apply
Oz Recycle - Australian Online Recyclers Community Our service is Internet based. All Pick-ups are arrange... Nationally Free
SRS Recycling Pty Ltd Pick up of bulk quantities only. Nationally SA (Metro Area Only) May apply
Total Metal Recyclers Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Bettatrans Click Business Name for details SA May apply
2ndLease Goods must be in good working order, and we would need ... Nationally (Metro Area Only) May apply
Ewaste & Metal Recycling Click Business Name for details SA May apply
Sims Metal Management Kwinana Beach Call or send a message using our website to contact us ... Nationally (Metro Area Only) Free
Sims Metal Management Port Hedland Click Business Name for details Nationally (Metro Area Only) Free
Sims Metal Management Welshpool Click Business Name for details Nationally (Metro Area Only) Free
Sims Metal Management Malaga Click Business Name for details Nationally (Metro Area Only) Free
OneSteel Recycling Click Business Name for details SA (Metro Area Only) Free
OneSteel Recycling Click Business Name for details SA (Metro Area Only) Free
OneSteel Recycling Pick-up in metro and regional areas subject to quantity... SA (Metro Area Only) Free
South Coast Recycling & Scrap Metal Co Pickup services are available for businesses located in... SA (Metro Area Only) May apply
South Coast Recycling & Scrap Metal Co A recyclable collection service is available to busines... SA (Metro Area Only) May apply
Egans Asset Management Pty Ltd Egans provides pickup services at an hourly rate charge... SA (Metro Area Only) May apply
Southern Region Waste & Recycling Centre Front lift bins for paper and cardboard recycling are o... SA May apply
Metalcycle Bulk quantities only. SA (Metro Area Only) May apply
eCycleCorp Pty Ltd Bulk quantities Nationally May apply
Hackham Recyclers Commercial load scrap metal pick up only SA (Metro Area Only) May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r... Nationally May apply
S.A. Waste Management Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details SA May apply
1800-GOT-JUNK? (Australia) Pty Ltd. We cover the following suburbs: Adelaide area Edwards... SA (Metro Area Only) May apply
Endeavour Foundation Regular weekly pick up SA (Metro Area Only) May apply

How to recycle Whitegoods at work

To find a commercial recycling service for a fridge, microwave, dryer, air conditioner or other whitegood visit BusinessRecycling.com.au.

Why recycle Whitegoods?

They contain significant amounts of metal, plastic, insulating material, refrigerant (gases) and other non-renewable and valuable material. Recycling keeps these materials in the economy. It also helps prevent toxic substances such as flame-retardants from entering the environment.

The estimated refrigerant recovery rate for air conditioners is >80% whilst for refrigerators it’s 30-40% (Department of the Environment 2014). Reliable recovery rates across all whitegoods are not currently available in Australia, however these products are a common component of metal recycling programs.

Recycling options for Whitegoods

Some companies operate take-back schemes for their products with the costs built into the purchase price. Service personnel may also remove appliances such as air conditioners as part of new installations.

Additionally there are organisations and second-hand dealers that will accept whitegoods for refurbishing and/or resale.

What happens when Whitegoods are recycled?

Refurbishment: Operational but unwanted whitegoods can be collected and where needed, refurbished for re-use.

Recycling: To safely recycle a fridge, dishwasher, dryer or other appliance hazardous materials such as gases, chemicals or heavy metals need to be removed. The appliance is then crushed or shredded for recycling. Steel, copper and plastics are recovered and reprocessed into new products.