Waste & recycling

The City of Onkaparinga offers several options for recycling and waste disposal; including kerbside collections, green organics alternatives, hard rubbish and mattress collections and a range of other services to support our community.




Household chemicals and paint drop-off event

Household chemicals and paint drop-off event mapIn conjunction with Green Industries SA and Paintback, we are hosting a free household chemicals and paint drop-off event to help you dispose of your unwanted chemicals and household paint in an environmentally safe way.

Household chemicals can be dangerous if they are not stored or disposed of safely. If dumped, they can contaminate the ground and water.

When: Saturday 17 November 2018, 9am - 3pm
Where: City of Onkaparinga, Field Operations Centre, Seaford Meadows (access via Eric Road)
Cost: FREE

Please note:

  • no electronic waste
  • no empty containers
  • no decanting will be undertaken on site
  • some waiting time may be experienced

What we WILL accept

  • pesticides and insecticides
  • herbicides
  • pharmaceuticals
  • solvents (including paint
  • thinners, turpentine)
  • acids and alkalis
  • household paints
  • varnishes and stains
  • LPG gas cylinders (that hold up to 9kg)
  • photographic chemicals
  • batteries (nickel/cadmium, mercury, lithium, lead/acid)
  • motor oil, coolants
  • pool chemicals
  • other household chemicals
  • fluorescent light globes/tubes (unbroken only)

What we will NOT accept

  • any hazardous waste generated by a business (other than paint), industry or government agency
  • any household hazardous waste collected for fee or reward
  • explosives, ammunition and flares (contact your local police station)
  • asbestos
  • tyres
  • empty containers
  • radioactive materials
  • fertilisers

More information

City of Onkaparinga - phone 8384 0666

Green Industries SA - phone 8204 2051 or www.greenindustries.sa.gov.au


Beyond the Bin

The average Australian throws away 1.5 tonnes of waste per year and most of it goes in our kerbside bins. So when you wheel your bins out to the kerb, do you ever think about what happens to its contents?

There is no ‘away’ when we throw stuff away, so where does it go? What happens to it? Where does it end up?

Watch our Beyond the Bin clip to find out.

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