There are certain things that cannot be disposed of in your bins at home. Household, garden and pool chemicals can be harmful to human health and the environment, they risk contamination to landfill and must be disposed of by alternate means.
Please do not
- Place hazardous products out for garbage collection;
- Bury them; or
- Dispose of them in sewer or stormwater systems.
Free hazardous waste drop-off centres
Hazardous household items can be taken to the free Household Chemicals and Paint Drop-off Centres operated by Green Industries SA. This is a free service for all households.
- Acids and alkalis
- Brake fluid and coolants
- Motor oil
- Cleaning products
- Liquid paints – oil and water-based up to 100 litres
- Gas cylinders
- Pesticides, herbicides, insecticides
- Photographic chemicals
- Pool chemicals
- Solvents, varnishes and stains
- Fluorescent light globes
- Other household chemicals
Items not accepted:
- Ammunition or explosives – contact SA Police on 131 444
- Asbestos, tyres or radioactive materials – contact the EPA on 8204 2004
- Fertiliser – use or donate to a community garden
- Pharmaceuticals – dispose of at your local pharmacy or visit returnmed.com.au for locations
- Household smoke detectors – place in your landfill bin
Campbelltown: 6 Newton Road, Campbelltown.
Opening hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 3pm
North Plympton: 181 Morphett Road, North Plympton.
Opening hours: Monday - Friday 7am - 4pm, Saturday 8am - 3pm, Sunday 10am - 3pm
Edinburgh North: Gate 3, Bellchambers Road, Edinburgh North.
Opening hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm, Weekends 9am - 3pm
Heathfield: 32 Scott Creek Road, Heathfield.
Opening hours: Monday - Friday 7.30am - 4pm, Weekends 9am - 4pm
For more information visit greenindustries.sa.gov.au/hazwaste or call Green Industries SA on 8204 2051.
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:
- Keep original labels on containers or label known chemicals
- Package all materials securely to avoid spills
- Place old containers in plastic bags or buckets to avoid leaks
- Transport chemicals in your vehicle’s boot or trailer for easy and safe handling.
Alternative drop-off options for hazardous waste
Aldi Stores may accept batteries for recycling. Find out more here.
Ikea may also accept household batteries for recycling. Find out more here.
Banner, Mitre 10 and True Value hardware stores accept all household globes, tubes and CFLs for recycling for free, find your nearest store here.
A needle disposal service is available for residents at our Customer Service counter. Find out more details here. City of Prospect does not accept commercial quantities.
PaintBack offers a free paint-only drop off service that collects and treats waste paint through participating sites around Australia. For your nearest free paint drop-off location, visit PaintBack.