Recyclers of South Australia

Promotion of the law affecting the operation of collection depots, including: representation in discussion and on Committees.

Keep abreast of improvements in technology which may be adopted to improve handling efficiencies. To act in all respects as a trade body, to guide the industry and preserve its public image.


South Australia introduced the container deposit legislation (CDL) in 1977, and in 2017 celebrates its 40th anniversary. The container deposit scheme has proven to be a highly successful program, resulting in litter reduction and improved resource recovery.