Did you know you can recycle your polystyrene at the Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre seven days a week for free?
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What kind of polystyrene can be recycled at the Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre?
Clean, white and dry packaging polystyrene foam (e.g. packaging from appliances and fruit and vegetable boxes)
What do I need to do before bringing my polystyrene to the Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre?
- Remove all stickers and tape
- Keep it in one piece (please don't break it up)
- Choose white, clean and dry materials
What kind of polystyrene can't be recycled at the Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre?
- Wet or dirty polystyrene
- Coloured polystyrene
- Food packaging (e.g. meat trays, cups)
- Tape or strapping
- Bean bag beans
- Loose peanut shaped packaging
How is polystyrene processed at the Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre?
After polystyrene is collected in the dedicated bins, it is processed in a machine which heats it to a soft consistency that is shaped into blocks ready for recycling. The hardened blocks are transported off-site and recycled into a new products such as cornices, photo frames and phone cases.
Which bin can I place polystyrene in at home?
If you are unable to visit the Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre or only have dirty polystyrene, you should place it in your blue kerbside bin as a last alternative – it must never be placed in your yellow lidded recycling bin or green lidded garden organics bin.
What else can I recycle at the Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre?
The Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre is a multi-stream recycling facility which accepts items such as general waste, paper and cardboard, green garden organics, construction and demolition materials, metals, whitegoods, oils, tyres, asbestos, electronic waste, gas cylinders, unwanted paint and household chemicals and mattresses. The facility also offers the sale of recycled products including mulch.
The Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre is operated by the Adelaide Hills Region Waste Management Authority on behalf of Adelaide Hills Council.
For more information on waste management in the Adelaide Hills Council area, visit our Waste and Recycling page.