COVID-19 update

City of Prospect has taken a number of important and proactive steps to protect our community and staff as we face this unprecedented situation of the global COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic and the nationwide Public Health Emergency.

We need to take all reasonable steps available to protect our community, our Elected Members, our staff and volunteers (and their families) against the spread of this infection while ensuring we deliver services as close to ‘business as usual’ as possible.

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Hazardous Waste

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 Household Chemicals and Paint Drop-off centres

Hazardous household items can be taken to drop-off centres operated by Green Industries SA. This is a free service for all households.

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 queries on where to take paint, and household chemicals, or more details on the opening times please call 8204 2051

For your nearest free paint drop off location, visit PaintBack's website:

Accepted items:

  • Acids and alkalis
  • Brake fluid and coolants
  • Motor oil
  • Cleaning products
  • Fumigants
  • Liquid paints – oil and water-based up to 100 litres
  • Gas cylinders
  • Batteries
  • Pesticides, herbicides, insecticides
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Poisons
  • 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 for locations
  • Household smoke detectors – place in your landfill bin

For more information visit

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 links
  • Transport chemicals in your vehicle’s boot or trailer for easy and safe handling.

Other 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.

Light globes 
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.