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Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste is not suitable to be placed in your general waste (red lid) bin.

Even though an item is classifed as 'hazardous waste', correct disposal is essential. The resources used to make the product can be recovered and reused to make new items, reducing landfill and protecting the environment at the same time.

If you have a question about a hazardous item not listed below, please contact Council on (08) 8828 1200.

Where can I take Hazardous Waste?

Gas Cylinders

Refill through Swap ‘n’ Go exchange at most service stations.

Light Globes

Compact Fluorescent Light Globe Recycling for Householders


Through the Zero Waste SA BackLight Household Light Globe Recycling Program, Mitre 10 and True Value Hardware stores will take back used or unwanted light globes from householders (not commercial users) for recycling, free of charge.

The nearest Mitre 10 store is Mitre 10 Kadina on Port Road. Customers can bring in their old light globes and give them to staff.

The nearest True Value Store is Wallaroo Hardware at 21 Owen Tce, Wallaroo

Householders are advised not to place compact fluorescent globes or other fluorescent tubes in their kerbside recycling bin. These items need to be recycled with a specific process. The mercury powder contained in them is a significant contamination concern for the broader recycling industry.

The Environment Protection (Waste to Resources) Policy 2010 banned fluorescent and other mercury containing lighting from landfill, from September 2013.

Commercial or Industrial Options

There are fee-for-service options available for commercial and industrial users to ensure their fluoro tubes and globes are diverted from landfill and recycled such as CMA Ecocycle or Lamp Recyclers.

Motor Oil

Motor oil can be disposed of at the Resource Recovery Centre in Wallaroo at no cost.