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Mount Laura Waste & Resource Recovery Centre

The Whyalla Mount Laura Waste and Resources Recovery Centre opening hours are as follows:

Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm
Weekends and Public Holidays 10am - 4pm
Good Friday CLOSED
Christmas day CLOSED
Proclamation day CLOSED
New Year's Day CLOSED
   

Address: Lot 20, Iron Knob Rd Whyalla, SA 5600

Phone: 8645 5016

Fees and charges are as at the beginning of the financial year.

Resource Recovery - Where does it all go?

Waste oil
Goes to the refinery in Adelaide, processed and then used as a low grade oil.

Garden Organics
Comes out to the landfill site for mulching.  Each year Council produces approximately 6000 cubix metre of mulch.

In the past 3000 tonnes of this valuable resource would have gone to landfill taking up valuable airspace and producing greenhouse gasses as the organics breakdown.

Metals
Onesteel recycling now pick up and recycle approx. 800 tonne of steel/metal.

FERROUS METALS
Metals that contain iron.

NON-FERROUS METALS  
Metals that do not contain iron.

Concrete and Rock
All concrete, rock and rubble are stock piled together only one that is separate is bitumen. Approx. 10000 tonne.

Batteries
We recycle any type of batteries, Car batteries get recycled by Onesteel Recycling and Veolia recycle all other types of batteries. There will be battery bins in place for the public to drop off at the Council building and library (car batteries cannot be dropped off in these bins)

Cardboard
We recycle cardboard which Veolia pick up and recycle. Cardboard fees are on our fees and charges.

Hazardous waste
We now take up to 5 litres. Check the updated fees and charges for more information on July 1st.

Light Globes
We now recycle any type of light globes which mitre 10 recycle for us.

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City of Whyalla
PO Box 126
Civic Building, Darling Tce
Whyalla SA 5600
Tel: (08) 8640-3444
Fax: (08) 8645-0155