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
Zero Waste SA provides an environmentally safe service for the collection of hazardous household wastes and farm chemicals at a depot located at 181 Morphett Road, North Plympton.
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)
(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:
- Beverley Recycling and Waste Centre, 2-4 Toogood Ave Beverley, phone 1300 390 380
- Hackham Recyclers, 16 Cottage Lane Hackham, phone 8384 8667
- Wingfield -Cleanaway, George Street Wingfield, phone 8344 0900
- NAWMA Resource Recovery Centre, Gate 3 Bellchambers Road Edinburgh North, phone 1800 111 004 or 8259 2110
Gas Bottles can be disposed of at the following two facilities:
- Maxbilt Trading Centre
30 Beulah Road, Norwood
Ph: (08) 8363 1955
(They charge a $3 handling fee)
- Adelaide Fuel
61 Seaford Road,
Seaford Meadows SA 5169
Ph: (08) 8386 1055
(They will take them for free)
Flares, ammunition and explosives:
- SA Police
Ph: 131 444
- EPA Radiation Protection branch
Ph: (08) 8463 7826
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:
- Always handle hazardous wastes carefully and avoid direct contact. Wear protective gear/equipment where possible.
- Prior to transporting, ensure lids are tightly fitted and hazardous wastes are securely packed in a non-returnable crate or box. Place leaking containers into a sealed container prior to transportation.
- If possible retain all labels or label chemicals clearly where known.
- When transporting, put the crate or box on a tarpaulin in the boot of the car.