Hazardous household waste
Most households contain a wide variety of substances in the kitchen, laundry, garage and garden shed that are potentially hazardous to human health and safety and/or the environment.
Household hazardous materials are products that are likely to be:
- poisonous (toxic)
Paints, pesticides, waste oils, cleaners, solvents, pool chemicals, drain cleaners, degreasers and other car care products, batteries and polishes are all examples of household materials that could be hazardous if stored, used or disposed of improperly.
The used containers and leftover contents of such consumer products are known as ‘household hazardous waste’. In the same way that the products should be used carefully, it is extremely important for everyone to manage these hazardous wastes in a responsible way to minimise any risks.
EPA household hazardous waste depot
The EPA operates a depot where householders and farmers can deliver hazardous waste for disposal free of charge. All waste received at the EPA depot is sorted and classified to identify the most appropriate recycling, treatment or disposal option.
Location & opening times
- Corner of Magazine Road and Henschke St, Dry Creek, SA (enter Magazine Road from Cormack Road).
- The first Tuesday of every month (except public holidays).
- Opening hours: 9 am - 12 noon.
- Special weekend openings are arranged several times each year.
Check out the timetable for alternative opening time and collection depots