Hazardous Household Waste

Free Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day

City of Marion is hosting a household hazardous waste drop-off day on Saturday 2 December at Council’s City Services. Hazardous waste drop off day

Date: Saturday 2 December
Time: 9am - 3pm
Location: Marion City Services depot, 935 Marion Road, Mitchell Park
Cost: Free

This service is being held in partnership with the Cities of Holdfast Bay and West Torrens and is funded by Green Industries SA.

What can be accepted

  • acids & alkalis
  • brake fluids & coolants
  • car care products
  • cleaning products
  • other household chemicals
  • paint (liquid only, up to 100 litres)
  • pesticides, insecticides, rodenticides, herbicides & other garden chemicals
  • photographic chemicals
  • polishes
  • pool chemicals
  • solvents (including paint thinners, turpentine)
  • varnishes & stains

Not Accepted

  • Ammunition or explosives (contact your local police station)
  • Asbestos or tyres (contact the EPA on 8204 2004)
  • Batteries (see Council website)
  • Fertiliser (use or donate to local community garden)
  • Gas cylinders (see Council website)
  • Light globes (see Council website)
  • Oil (see Council website)
  • Pharmaceuticals (return to local pharmacy)
  • Smoke detectors (place in the red-lidded waste bin)


Green Industries SA (GISA) Household Hazardous Waste Depot

Hazardous household waste and farm chemicals can be taken to the waste depot operated by Zero Waste SA (ZWSA) located at the corner of Magazine Road and Henschke Street, Dry Creek.

This service is provided free of charge by GISA for all households and farmers.

The waste depot is open on the first Tuesday of every month (excluding public holidays) between 9am and 12noon.

For information on what is accepted, visit the Green Industries SA (GISA) website.


Other disposal options for common tricky waste items

Find out about recycling and disposal options for paint, gas cylinders, batteries and other items tricky to dispose of on our Other Waste page.   


Safe transportation of hazardous household waste to collection facilities

It is important to take the following precautions when transporting household hazardous wastes to your collection point:

  • Always handle hazardous wastes carefully and avoid direct contact. Wear protective gear/equipment where possible.
  • Prior to transporting, ensure lids are tightly fitted and hazardous wastes are securely packed in a non-returnable crate or box. Place leaking containers into a sealed container prior to transportation.
  • If possible retain all labels or label chemicals clearly where known.
  • There will be no decanting facility for fuels on the day.
  • When transporting, put the crate or box on a tarpaulin in the boot of the car.
  • It is suggested that passengers are excluded from vehicles when transporting Hazardous Household Waste to drop-off point.


Further information

Find out more about Asbestos

Flares, ammunition and explosives
SA Police
Phone: 131 444

Radioactive materials
EPA Radiation Protection branch
Phone: 8463 7826