The AWRC is the best waste disposal service on the market, whether you’re removing an unwanted tree, cleaning up the yard, or simply reducing clutter around the house.

The AWRC is a very busy waste transfer station managed by Solo Resource Recovery, an Adelaide based waste company. Every day, commercial and domestic vehicles arrive at the transfer station to dump waste.

Our staff sort all waste into recyclable or general waste categories. Larger vehicles transport any non-recyclable waste to the nearest landfill. The bulk haulage of waste to the remote landfill location improves the overall efficiency of rubbish disposal for residents and councils in Adelaide and the surrounding region.

The bulk hauling of material from our Adelaide transfer station has a positive environmental impact as well, with lower carbon emissions due to transportation efficiencies. Furthermore, the sorting processes reduce the overall amount of waste that is destined for landfill.

Our staff sorts recyclable materials into multiple streams such as glass, cardboard, paper, and plastics. Tyres, electronics, oil and gas bottles, and other items are also separated and recycled.

Some of the more common recyclable rubbish collected at the Adelaide tip are:

The AWRC is effectively providing the residents and business with a local Adelaide rubbish dump option, avoiding costly travel out to remote landfill destinations.

What is Landfill?

Landfill is essentially a large hole in the ground. It is the final destination for non-recyclable waste when all recycling options have been exhausted and there is no other alternative. It is often colloquially known as a rubbish dump or garbage dump.

Rubbish is dumped and managed into the hole with earth moving machinery. The Waste is bulldozed and compressed as much as possible and covered. The decomposition of waste in landfills is an anaerobic process and thus generates emissions which can be harmful to the environment, much like the vehicles used to transport the waste. Landfill Waste can take many years to decompose and can emit noxious gases for decades.

Every year, approximately 20 million tonnes of waste are disposed of in Australian landfills. There are at least 1000 landfills located throughout the country, so you have most likely visited an Adelaide rubbish dump at some point. Due to the odours and gases produced by the anaerobic decomposition of waste, landfills are typically strategically located in remote areas, away from residential areas.

For more information, feel free to call the Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre at 08 8295 5077.

Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre

Our friendly operators are available at the AWRC if you need to clarify any further information.

08 8295 5077