Household Hazardous Waste


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:

  • 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: 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


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:


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 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

Green Industries 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).

Further Information

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

Contact Us

Tel 08 8372 8888

Fax 08 8372 8101

Email Us

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Locate Us

PO Box 21

Mitcham Shopping Centre

Torrens Park SA 5062

131 Belair Road

Torrens Park SA 5062


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