Hazardous waste must NOT be placed in any of your household waste or recycling bins.

Hazardous Waste items grouped
Hazardous Waste does not go in a household bin

Household Chemical and Paint Depots

The Dry Creek depot is now closed 


Northern suburbs: NAWMA Gate 3, Bellchambers Road, Edinburgh North Open Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm and weekends 9:00am-3:00pm. Closed New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Anzac Day and Christmas Day.

Adelaide Hills and Southern suburbs: Heathfield Resrouce Recovery Centre, 32 Scott Creek Road, Healthfield. Open Monday-Friday 7:30am-4pm and weekends 9am-4pm. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day. Good Friday and extreme or catastophic fire danger days.

Eastern suburbs: Campbelltown Works Depot. 6 Newton Road, Campbelltown open Monday-Friday 8:00am-3:00p. Closed weekends.

Western Suburbs: Adelaide Waste & Recycling Centre: 181 Morphett Road, North Plympton. Open Monday-Friday 7am-4pm, Saturday 8am-3pm, Sunday 10am-3pm. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.

This service is only available to householders and farmers. The depot will not accept wastes from businesses.

Items that will be accepted
Green Tick SymbolAcids and alkalis
Green Tick SymbolBrake fliud and coolants
Green Tick SymbolBatteries (lead acid/rechargeable ie. NiCad, lithium, mercury)
Green Tick SymbolCleaning chemicals
Green Tick SymbolFlammable liquids
Green Tick SymbolGas bottles
Green Tick SymbolGarden chemicals: insecticides, fungicides & herbicides
Green Tick SymbolLight globes
Green Tick SymbolPaints (up to 100 litres)
Green Tick SymbolPoisons
Green Tick SymbolPool chemicals
Green Tick SymbolSolvents (including paint thinners & turpentine)
Green Tick SymbolStains and Varnishes
Green Tick SymbolWaste oil
Items NOT Accepted
Red Cross Symbol Ammunition or explosives (contact the Police 131 444)
Red Cross SymbolAsbestos (Click here for information on safely and legally removing asbestos or contact EPA or Safe Work SA)
Red Cross SymbolFertilisers (donate to others for garden use, check options on our Tricky waste items list)
Red Cross SymbolMedical waste. Medical waste has specific licensing and management requirements.
Red Cross SymbolPressurised gas cylinders (contact the EPA your local council), or contact All Pressure Testing at Lonsdale on 8384 6737 or Elgas at Para Hills West on 8368 4700
Red Cross SymbolRadioactive materials (contact the EPA Radiation Branch)
Red Cross SymbolTyres (see details under Tricky Items or contact the EPA)

Click here to download the drop-off locations and information flyer.

What Happens to the materials? Are any recycled?

Some material, such as paint (if unopened) can be re-used. Solvent-based paint are reclaimed for energy-recovery, whilst other materials are treated / neutralised before appropriate disposal.

Hazardous waste queries

For further queries, please contact Green Industries South Australia on (08) 8204 2051 or visit the Green Industries SA website.