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Hazardous household waste

Household, garden and pool chemicals are dangerous to the community and the environment. They must not be put in any of your bins at home. Hazardous household waste includes chemicals, insecticides, varnishes and solvents from your kitchen, bathroom, laundry and garden shed.

Please take your hazardous household waste to:

Household Chemicals and Paint Drop-off Depot

Hazardous household waste and farm chemicals can be taken for free disposal to the waste depot operated by Green Industries SA (GISA) located at the corner of Magazine Road and Henschke Street, Dry Creek.

This service is provided free of charge by GISA for all households and farmers.

The waste depot is open on the first Tuesday of every month (excluding public holidays) between 9am and 12noon.

For information on what is accepted, visit the Green Industries SA website (refer to link below).

Temporary drop-off days may be set up through the year.
Visit the Green Industries SA website to find out when a drop-off point is scheduled near you (refer to link below).

Other disposal options for common hazardous waste items

There are numerous local safe disposal options for paint, gas cylinders, batteries, motor oil, light globes, smoke alarms, x-rays, sharps and other hazardous items listed on our Other waste page (refer to link below).

Safe transportation of hazardous household waste to collection facilities

It is important to take the following precautions 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.
  • There will be no decanting facility for fuels on the day.
  • When transporting, put the crate or box on a tarpaulin in the boot of the car.
  • It is suggested that passengers are excluded from vehicles when transporting Hazardous Household Waste to drop-off point.

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