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Hazardous Waste Disposal

Residents have a range of options for dealing with hazardous waste.

Disposal options

Click on a shaded grey box to view disposal options.

Motor and cooking oil

Cooking oil

Note: Clearly label containers before dropping off. Note: Small quantities of cooking oil can be absorbed in a paper towel and placed into the Organics Bin (green lid).

Preferred method:

Drop off at the Council's Works Depot at 30 Davis Road, Glynde. Phone 8360 9001.

Alternative method:

Drop off at Adelaide and Statewide Tallow, 87 - 89 Wing St Wingfield. Phone 0419 854 656.


Motor oil

Note: Motor oil is banned from landfill and therefore must not be placed in any kerbside bin. Ensure the containers are clearly labelled and well-sealed. Attach your own label if the original has fallen off.

Preferred method:

Drop off at the Council's Works Depot at 30 Davis Road, Glynde. Phone 8360 9001.

Alternative method:

Do not place into any bin. Deliver to the Household Hazardous Waste Depot, Dry Creek. Find out more, visit: Green Industries SA


Batteries (car, mobile, laptop, motorcycle and other rechargeable) Batteries (household, single use)

Preferred method

Participating stores or service stations will accept these types of batteries. To locate a battery recycling centre, visit: Century Yuasa - Recycling Centres Map


Batteries cannot be recycled through kerbside Recycling Bin (yellow lid).

Batteries and light globes contain valuable materials like aluminium nickel, steel, zinc and mercury, all of which can be recovered and reused.


Preferred method

Drop off at the Council Depot at 30 Davis Rd, Glynde, Norwood Town Hall or at either of the three Council libraries



Alternative 1

Drop off rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries (AA, AAA, C, D and 9V sized) at ALDI stores, Ikea stores or Electronics Recycling Australia.

 Mobile phones

Option 1: Mobile Muster Program.

Option 2: Drop off at AllphonesAustralia PostCartridge WorldDick Smith Electronics or Officeworks

Option 3: Drop off at the Norwood Town Hall, our Libraries or Council Depot

Paint, varnish, sealants and adhesives

Paint is only hazardous when it is wet. Harden paint by leaving the lid off or adding a paint hardener purchased at a hardware store.

You can dispose of paint, varnish, sealants and adhesives which have solidified in your normal household rubbish.  

Tap the hardened contents out of the tin and place in your general waste (red lid) bin. The clean, dry empty steel tin can be placed in your recycling (yellow lid) bin.

Alternatively, you can take your waste paint and packaging to your nearest Household Chemical and Paint Drop-off location

Light globes


Recycle at Ikea, Mitre 10, Banner Hardware or True Value Hardware stores.



Commercial quantities of used light globes can be recycled through FluoroCycle. For a list of recyclers near you, visit: FluoroCycle


All chemists will take unwanted medications to dispose of responsibly.

Household hazardous waste - free drop-off days

Please note: The Dry Creek depot is permanently closed.

Free drop-off locations now open:


Campbelltown Council Works Depot

6 Newton Road, Campbelltown

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 3pm 

North Plympton

Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre

181 Morphett Road, North Plympton

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 7am - 4pm, Saturday 8am - 3pm, Sunday 10am - 3pm

Edinburgh North

Northern Adelaide Waste Management Authority - Recovery Centre

Gate 3, Bellchambers Road, Edinburgh North

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm, Weekends 9am - 3pm


Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre

32 Scott Creek Road, Healthfield

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 7.30am - 4pm, Weekends 9am - 4pm

Recycling electronic waste

For electronic waste (e-waste) free drop off and donation options, visit: E-waste page