Owning a property

Hazardous household waste depot

The hazardous household waste depot is a service provided for householders and farmers to dispose of hazardous wastes free of charge.

All waste received at the depot is sorted and classified to identify the most appropriate recycling, treatment or disposal option. 

No business or commercial wastes are accepted. 

Alternative arrangements may be made for people living in the country. 

Location and opening hours

The depot is located at the corner of Magazine Road and Henschke Street, Dry Creek.

The depot is open on the first Tuesday of every month (excluding public holidays) between 9.00 am and 12.00 midday.

What you can you bring to the depot

You can bring the following items to the depot:

  • acids and alkalis
  • agricultural and veterinary chemicals
  • solvents
  • cleaning chemicals
  • fluorescent light tubes
  • pharmaceuticals
  • fertilizers
  • oils
  • pool chemicals
  • gas cylinders
  • garden chemicals
  • paints
  • batteries
  • photographic chemicals
  • smoke detectors.

When bringing waste to the depot:

  • leave labels on containers
  • pack tins and bottles in secure containers
  • preferably transport chemicals in a trailer or ute, not in the passenger compartment of the car.

What you can't bring to the depot

  • waste generated by business and government agencies - instead, contact waste companies in the Yellow Pages
  • explosives and ammunition - contact your local police station
  • empty pesticide containers - contact your local council for information on the drumMUSTER program
  • asbestos 
  • tyres - contact the Environment Protection Authority on 8204 2004 for advice.

Related information

Other Websites

Zero Waste SA


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Page last updated 14 May 2015

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Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
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