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New E-Waste & Chemical Waste Drop Off Facility

Thanks to funding from Green Industries SA, Campbelltown Council now has a FREE self-service household TV, computer and chemical drop off facility at:

Campbelltown Works Depot, 6 Newton Road, Campbelltown

Open Monday to Friday 8am – 3pm. 

This facility is a self-service, user friendly way to drop off unwanted household chemicals and electronic goods (TV’s and computer items). 

Televisions, computers and other electronic equipment contain valuable non-renewable resources, including gold and other precious metals, some of which are quite rare. They also contain hazardous materials including lead, bromine, mercury and zinc that are harmful to humans and to the environment. By recycling these products we can not only recover useful material, but also reduce health and environmental risks.

Before heading down, check to see if you really need to dispose of the item at the facility. Can someone else use it? Can it be re-purposed? Items such as household cleaners or chlorine are best put to their original intended purpose.

What Items Are Acceptable?

Acceptable items include household quantities of:

green check (tick)Items Accepted

  • Electronic waste (i.e. TV’s and computers)
  • Cleaners, acids and bleaches
  • Oils (motor and cooking)
  • Garden Chemicals, and poisons
  • Paints
  • Solvents
  • Batteries (car and household)
  • Engine coolant
  • Flammable liquids (fuel, turpentine)
  • Fluorescent lights
  • Gas cylinders, aerosols, fire extinguishers
  • Smoke detectors

Red cross markItems NOT Accepted 

  • Ammunition
  • Asbestos
  • Explosives
  • Flares
  • Fertilisers
 Important Points to Remember
  1. Leave materials in their original container and place the whole container into the respective cage or drum.
     DO NOT EMPTY/POUR CONTENTS INTO CONTAINER
  2. Leave labels on containers where possible. Staff will need to identify the product.
  3. Place the container/item into the associated marked cage. The facility and cages/drums are all clearly marked to help identify.

If you do not know what is inside a container and want to dispose of it safely (e.g. cleaning up an old shed), Council staff can assist with sorting miscellaneous material before material is analysed by trained chemists.

Alternative Drop Off Locations

Not free during weekdays to attend the depot? There are other facilities available that are open on weekends. 

E-waste can also be disposed of at:

For additional household chemical drop off locations please refer to https://www.greenindustries.sa.gov.au/hazwaste.

For alternative options for disposal and treatment of a range of household chemicals visit www.campbelltown.sa.gov.au/hazardouswaste.

What Happens to the Materials Once Disposed Of? Are Any Recycled?

Some material, such as paint (if unopened) can be re-used. Solvent-based paint are reclaimed for energy-recovery, whilst other materials are treated / neutralised before appropriate disposal.

PO Box 1, Campbelltown SA 5074 | 172 Montacute Rd, Rostrevor SA 5073
(08) 8366 9222|mail@campbelltown.sa.gov.au| ABN 37 379 133 969
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