Disposal Methods for Recyclable Items


Most batteries can be recycled. 

  • The City of Burnside will accept some batteries for example, button, lithium and rechargeable batteries at the Customer Desk in the Civic Centre. City of Burnside will not accept large, lead based batteries (car/truck) at this facility.

Fluorescent light globes

A wide range of globes, bulbs, lights and fluorescent lights can now be recycled.  Drop off your end-of-life globes or tubes at any Mitre 10, Banner or True Value hardware store (domestic quantities only - commercial quantities will not be accepted), including:

  • Norwood Banner Mitre 10 (2 Fullarton Road, Norwood)
  • Glenunga Mitre 10 (499 Portrush Road, Glenunga)
  • Glynde Mitre 10 (8 Glynburn Road, Glynde)

Gas cylinders

Maxbilt Trading Co (30 Beulah Road, Norwood) will take gas bottles for recycling.  A fee of $3.00 per bottle applies.

Motor Oil

A valuable resource that can be recycled! Oil should be brought in a clean plastic container with a lid.  The original container is perfect - avoid using paint cans or other metal containers.  Both the oil and the plastic container will be recycled. Used motor oil can be brought to the following locations free of charge:

  • The Norwood, Payneham and St Peters Works Depot (30 Davis Road, Glynde) accepts oil, coolant and oil filters. Monday to Friday 7.30 am to 3.30 pm.
  • Campbelltown City Council (Newton Transfer Station, Virginia Street, Newton).


When Council holds a Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day date to be advised, householders will be able to bring up to 20 litres of paint; however, hardened paint and empty paint cans will not be accepted. Dry/hardened paint is perfectly safe to dispose of in your waste bin. You can harden paint at home by simply leaving the lid off, or by adding a paint hardener purchased from a hardware store. Tap the hardened tablet of paint out of the tin and place into the waste bin - empty, dry paint tins can be placed into the yellow-lidded recycling bin.

Free Drop-Off - Ongoing

Green Industries SA (formerly known as Zero Waste SA) SA operates a free Household Hazardous Waste Depot. The depot is located on the corner of Magazine Road and Henschke Street, Dry Creek.

It is open on the first Tuesday of every month (excluding public holidays) between 9 am and midday. For more information visit the Green Industries website or call 1300 137 118.

Further Information

For further enquiries please email Council at burnside@burnside.sa.gov.au or call 8366 4200.