Nowadays the whole family is getting involved in recycling.
Plus there are people who collect recyclable items for a living.
Lots of people now recoup money from recyclable items, and help the environment in the process.
Container Deposit Refund
Check that “10c refund at collection depots when sold in SA” is marked on the label or container.
The South Australian Governments Container Deposit Legislation (CDL) adds a 10c deposit to the price of certain drinks sold in South Australia.
The 10c deposit can be refunded when the empty container; bottle, can or carton, is returned to AAA Recycling.
This is how many Adelaide people make money recycling.
Beverages covered by the legislation MUST be purchased in South Australia and show on the label one of these markings:
- “10c refund at collection depots when sold in SA”
- “10c refund at SA/NT collection depots in State/Territory of purchase”
The 10c refund is often referred to as a ‘container deposit refund’.
Some products covered by Container Deposit Legislation:
- Carbonated soft drinks
- Non–carbonated soft drinks
- Water (plain, still or carbonated)
- Fruit drinks and some juices
- Sports drinks
- Ice teas
- Flavoured milk up to and including 600 mL
- Yakult bottles
- Beers, ales and stout
- Non alcoholic wine
- Pre mixed spirit drinks
Important Note: Please empty the containers, and remove the lid or cap.
People also turn scrap into cash !
Before you throw your metal containers, scrap metal, or other metal items away – consider bringing them in to AAA Recycling to be receive some money for them.