Council in conjunction with Zero Waste SA, has a partnership arrangement with the Cities of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters and Burnside to provide regional local household hazardous waste drop-off days. To find out when these drop-off days occur, please refer to the Zero Waste website http://www.zerowaste.sa.gov.au/at-home/hazardous-waste/household-hazardous-waste-collection-timetables.
If you have oil, paint or batteries to dispose of please read this information on alternative ways of disposal.
On a drop-off day licensed professional waste management contractors set up a temporary collection point. Householders can deliver their unwanted chemicals to the collection point free of charge.
Over the last few years Zero Waste SA Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off days have resulted in the collection and proper disposal of large amounts of hazardous waste. Council is pleased that residents are choosing this environmental responsible way of dealing with hazardous waste.
Many people bring in oil, paint and batteries; they make up about 80% of the volume collected of Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off days.
We are happy that our residents are keen to recycle these materials. But did you know that there are other options for paints, batteries and oils? They don't really need to be handled by chemical experts because they are of a lower hazardous nature. To avoid having to line up in a chemical drop off day we want to remind you of these options.
Oil: Householders can drop off used cooking and motor oils at any time and at no cost at the Newton Transfer Station. This service is provided free to Campbelltown Council residents in an effort to remove waste oil from the waste stream and reduce the leachate problem associated with waste oil in landfills. Once properly collected, the oil may be refined for re-use.
Batteries: Householders can bring all types of batteries to Battery World and some of the local recycling facilities like Newton Transfer Station, Magill Recycling & Salvage or Newton Bottle Yard.
Paint:Carefully calculate the right amount of paint to buy, ask for advice at the store and remember you can always return to buy another can if required.
Give the paint to someone who can use it (i.e., friends & neighbours, recreation departments, theatre groups, housing assistance groups).
Dried and hardened paints can be disposed of in the general rubbish bin. There are a number of ways you can dry up excess paint
For small amounts of paint you can:
For larger amounts you can:
Also consider alternatives to chemicals. Please click here for Zero Waste Fact Sheets.
Zero Waste provides a Hazardous Waste Disposal Service for households FREE of charge. All waste received by the hazardous waste depot is sorted to identify the most appropriate recycling, treatment or disposal option.
The normal opening hours of the depot are between 9.00 am and 12 noon on the first Tuesday of the month. This service is only available to householders and farmers. The depot will not accept wastes from businesses.
|Zero Waste SA will accept:
The Depot will not accept:
The depot is located at the corner of Magazine Road and Henschke Street, Dry Creek. For further information, please contact Zero Waste SA on 8204 1947 or visit www.zerowaste.sa.gov.au