Waste management in South Australia is based on the internationally accepted waste management hierarchy of avoid, reduce, reuse, recycle, recover, treat and dispose.
The hierarchy prioritises waste management activities to optimise benefits to the environment.
The following websites contain useful information on waste and recycling:
South Australia is one of the leaders when it comes to recycling, with more than 70% of our waste sent to recycling facilities each year. However there is still room for improvement. Putting the wrong items in your recycling bin can contaminate the whole load, meaning valuable material that could be recycled, ends up being sent to landfill instead.