Not everything can be disposed of in your bins at home, including:
Find your nearest oil recycler here by typing in 'Oil' at the Recycle Right search engine.
All chemists will take unused or unwanted pills and medications. See the Return Unwanted Medicines (RUM) Project website
Banner, Mitre 10 and True Value hardware stores accept all household globes, tubes and CFLs for recycling for free, find your nearest store here
Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre, 181 Morphett Rd, North Plympton, ph: 8295 5077.
BatteryWorld stores run a nation-wide battery recycling service in all stores, find your nearest store here.
Unwanted paint can be allowed to harden, then tapped out into the red lidded waste bin and the tin placed in the yellow lidded recycling bin.
For disposal of liquid paint, please visit PaintBack for your nearest location
These can be placed in the waste bin, see the EPA website for more details
LPG Gas bottles
Refill through Swap ‘n’ Go exchange at most service stations. Accepted free at Elgas Ltd.1 Newfield Road Para Hills West, 8368 4700. See below for more details.
Sharps can be disposed of through the Safe Sharps project, visit the website for your nearest location.
Zero Waste SA provides an environmentally safe service for the collection of hazardous household wastes and farm chemicals at a depot located at the corner of Magazine Road and Henschke Street, Dry Creek.
The depot is open on the first Tuesday of every month (including public holidays) between 9.00 am and 12 noon.
No business/commercial wastes accepted.
Alternative arrangements may be made for country patrons.
Zero Waste depot will accept
|Solvents eg thinners|
|Paints/varnishes/stains (liquids only)|
Zero Waste depot will not accept
|Explosives, ammunition, boat flares (contact Local Police Station)|
|Smoke detectors (these can be placed in your waste bin)|
|Asbestos (contact EPA or SafeWork SA for further advice)|
This service is only available to householders and farmers. The Zero Waste depot will not accept wastes from businesses.
Further information may be obtained by visiting Zero Waste, or calling them on (08) 8204 1947.
Dry paint is perfectly safe to dispose of in your waste bin. You can harden paint by simply leaving the lid off or by adding a paint hardener purchased from a hardware store. Tap the dry paint into your waste bin. Empty, dry paint tins can be placed into the yellow recycling bin.
For disposal of liquid paint please visit www.paintback.com.au for your nearest location or contact the below participants:
Gas Bottles can be disposed of at the following two facilities:
Flares, ammunition and explosives:
Safe transportation of hazardous household waste to collection facilities:
It is important to use safe handling procedures when transporting household hazardous wastes to your collection point: