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Drop off Hazardous Waste Day - 9am -3pm Saturday 27 October

The household chemicals and paint drop-off event will be held from 9am – 3pm on Saturday 27 October 2018 at the Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre, 181 Morphett Road, North Plympton.

This service is free to all South Australian householders and trade painters. The service is supported by Paintback, the Cities of West Torrens, Holdfast Bay and Marion and funded by Green Industries SA. All South Australian householders and trade painters may use this service, regardless of your suburb or council area.

This service is only for household chemicals. Up to 100 litres of paint will be accepted from householders and trade painters.

Large quantities and commercial chemicals from businesses WILL NOT be accepted. For more info on what will and will not be accepted click here

Household Chemicals and Paint Drop-off Depot at Dry Creek

The Household Chemicals and Paint Drop-off Depot (run by Green Industries South Australia) offers a free safe hazardous wastes disposal service. This service is available to households and farmers (not businesses) and operates on the first Tuesday of every month between 9 am and 12 noon.

Where is the Household Chemical and Paint Drop-off  Waste Depot?

 Corner of Magazine Road and Henschke Street in Dry Creek (location map).

What can I dispose of free of charge?


  • Pesticides
  • Solvents
  • Acids and alkalis
  • Liquid paints (up to 20 litres)
  • LPG cylinders (that hold up top 9.0 kg of gas)
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Batteries
  • Coolants
  • Pool chemicals
  • Other household chemicals

What can’t I dispose of?


  • Waste generated by business and government agencies
  • Any hazardous waste collected for a fee or reward.
  • Explosives and ammunition - contact your local police station
  • Any household hazardous waste collected for fee or reward
  • Asbestos and tyres - contact the EPA on (08) 8204 2004
  • Fertiliser
  • Empty containers
  • Radioactive materials

For more information

Green Industries  SA
Tel: (08) 8204 2051


City of Holdfast Bay Customer Service
Tel: (08) 8229 9999

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