Household Hazardous Waste

Batteries

Car and truck batteries, non-ferrous metals can be taken to:

Small quantities of household batteries (e.g. less than 1kg) can be taken to:

  • City of Mitcham Civic Centre, 131 Belair Road Torrens Park, phone 8372 8888
  • Blackwood Library, 215 Main Road Blackwood, phone 8372 8255
  • Mitcham Library, 154 Belair Road Hawthorn, phone 8372 8244 
  • Aldi Supermarkets - Various locations throughout South Australia

Fluorescent Globes and Energy Saving Bulbs

End of life globes can be disposed of at the counter of any Mitre 10 or True Value hardware stores at no cost. This includes compact fluorescent lamps, fluorescent tubes, incandescent gloves and halogen lamps, tubes and bulbs from residential properties. These globes will be recycled and prevent the mercury contained in some globes from harming the environment.

Light globes must not go into any of your bins at home.

The closest Mitre 10 and True Value hardware stores are:

  • Domain Mitre 10, 421 Goodwood Road, Westbourne Park, phone 8272 9311
  • Banner Mitre 10 Blackwood, 191 Main Road, Blackwood, phone 8278 8211
  • Blackwood True Value Hardware, 235 Main Road, Blackwood, phone 8278 2171

Gas Bottles

Empty gas bottles can be taken to any 'Swap and Go' location and replaced at cost with a gas bottle that has been filled correctly and checked by technicians. Click here for 'Swap and Go' locations: http://www.elgas.com.au/swapngo. Many hardware stores and service stations also offer a similiar service.

Empty gas cylinders can be disposed of at:

  • Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre, 181 Morphett Road, North Plymptom
  • Metro Waste Services, 19-25 Murray Street, Thebarton

Oils

Do not place used motor or cooking oils in any kerbside collection bin as it is banned from landfill.

Unwanted oils can be taken to:

Paint

Dry paint is perfectly safe to dispose of in your waste bin.

You can harden paint at home by simply leaving the lid off or adding a paint hardener purchased from a hardware store. Tap the hardened paint out of the tin and place in the waste bin. Empty, dry paint tins can be recycled in the yellow recycling bin.

Alternatively, liquid paint can be recycled for free through the Paintback program. See below for a list of participants or visit www.paintback.com.au for more details:

  • 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

Household Hazardous Waste Depot

Throughout the year Zero Waste SA operate a Household Hazardous Waste Depot to help you safely dispose of unwanted household chemicals in an environmentally safe way. The depot is located at corner Magazine Road and Henschke Street, Dry Creek and is open 9am to 12pm on the first Tuesday of every month.

Accepted products include:

  • Kitchen: Aersol can, floor care products, polishes and oven cleaners.
  • Bathroom: Pharmaceuticals, medicines, bathroom cleaners, nail polish and remover.
  • Workshop: Paint strippers, cutting oil, solvent-based glues, any paints, thinners, acetone, turpentine, varnish, wood preservative and rust remover.
  • Garden: Fertiliser, fungicides, weed killers, insecticides, pesticides and rat poison
  • Garage: Batteries, battery acid, transmission and brake fluids, car wax with solvent, petrol, diesel, kerosene, motor oil, sump oil and coolant.
  • Miscellaneous: Acids, alkalis, artists’ paints, dry cleaning solvents, fibreglass resins (not mixed), mercury batteries, NiCads, mothballs, photographic chemicals, swimming pool chemicals, smoke detectors, fluorescent light tubes, compact fluorescent lamps and gas bottles (empty).

Click here to view Zero Waste SA Household Hazardous Waste Depot flyer

Temporary Drop-off Points

Zero Waste will partner with metropolitan and regional councils to hold temporary household hazardous waste drop off days throughout the year. Residents across South Australia can visit any of these drop-off points to dispose of unwanted household hazardous wastes. Click here for information on these temporary drop-off points.

Further Information

If you require further information visit Zero Waste SA or contact the Waste Management Officer at Council on 8372 8888.

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131 Belair Road, Torrens Park SA 5062
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