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Procedures For Delivering Waste to the Waste Depot

Gas Cylinders - Cylinders must be emptied by the depositor before they will be accepted. They must be put in their own segregated area, and not put in with scrap metal. Scrap metal is recycled in Adelaide and any hidden cylinders will explode when fed into machinery, which cause damage to machinery and there is a high risk of injury to operators. Gas cylinders must not be deposited of via the kerbside collection or landfill.
Paint Tins - If paint tins are empty they go into the scrap metal segregation; if they contain paint they must be segregated separately. This is to avoid paint spilling over Council machinery when being loaded onto trucks and into skips. Unwanted paint should be brushed out onto newspaper and allowed to dry, then disposed of via domestic waste. Empty paint containers should be left open in a well ventilated area to dry out. When dry, recycle the containers via steel can recycling programs.
Smoke Detectors - Smoke detectors contain a small amount of a radio active element. If a smoke detector is damaged it may release this element into the atmosphere. Therefore they should not be put in household waste (kerbside collection) or to landfill. Council has containers at the waste depots to