Recycling: bottles, cans, scrap metal and cardboard & paper

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00–16:30

Tuesday 08:00–16:30

Wednesday 08:00–16:30

Thursday 08:00–16:30

Friday 08:00–16:30

Saturday 08:00–16:00

Sunday 08:00–16:00


Good Friday, Easter Sunday, ANZAC Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, & New Year’s Day (subject to change)

Our Lonsdale and Welland recycling depots accept all major recyclable items from general household waste to commercial waste. Our sites are EPA licensed to operate bottle and can collections and offers the 10c cash for cans refund as per EPA container deposit legislation.



We are not just a bottle recycling depot, we also accept Adelaide’s cardboard recycling items such as newspapers, magazines, egg cartons, pizza boxes and paper cups, together with our scrap metal collection services.


We have a strong presence in Adelaide for scrap metal collection and offer cash payment for all non-ferrous metals such as copper, brass, alloys, stainless steel, radiators, electrical wiring, lead, electric motors and car batteries.


Many of the chemicals and metals in batteries can be recovered to make new batteries. This process is cheaper, less energy-intensive, and safer for the environment than manufacturing batteries from scratch.



By recycling our car batteries, we keep chemicals such as lead and cadmium from leaking out of the waste stream and threatening the integrity of our entire ecosystem.


Acceptable items

The range of materials recovered from the waste stream to be recycled includes

  • Ferrous and non-ferrous metals
  • All types of beverage containers
  • Newspaper
  • Cardboard
  • Glass jars and bottles
  • Green garden waste
  • Wood and timber
  • Concrete and bricks etc
  • Household appliances
  • Household goods and other bric-a-brac
  • Oil

When we recycle, we save precious raw materials from being used in the manufacture of new products. Everyday items like aluminium cans, glass and plastic containers, batteries, computer parts, and used engine & cooking oil all have the potential to be recycled and its materials used to make new items.


By closing the loop on the manufacturing process in this way, we’re helping reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfill while saving the environment from being unnecessarily mined for resources.


More about Lonsdale Station Products and Services

Find out more about the Lonsdale Waste & Recycling Depot here