Hazardous waste must NOT be placed in any of your household waste or recycling bins.
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
|Acids and alkalis|
|Brake fliud and coolants|
|Batteries (lead acid/rechargeable ie. NiCad, lithium, mercury)|
|Garden chemicals: insecticides, fungicides & herbicides|
|Paints (up to 100 litres)|
|Solvents (including paint thinners & turpentine)|
|Stains and Varnishes|
Items NOT Accepted
|Ammunition or explosives (contact the Police 131 444)|
|Asbestos (Click here for information on safely and legally removing asbestos or contact EPA or Safe Work SA)|
|Fertilisers (donate to others for garden use, check options on our Tricky waste items list)|
|Medical waste. Medical waste has specific licensing and management requirements.|
|Pressurised 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|
|Radioactive materials (contact the EPA Radiation Branch)|
|Tyres (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.