Department of Human Services

Household chemicals and paint

Materials like paint, pesticides, herbicides, poly-pipe and fertilisers can be collected from your fire-affected property free of charge.

Register the type and amount of material with Green Industries SA.

Do not decant or mix chemicals, and keep them in the original containers. If you know what chemicals are in the container and the label is not readable, please label the container to assist with identification.

Managing hazardous chemicals, plastic dripline and irrigation and CCA treated timber (‘permapine’)

You can also take these chemicals to the following locations for free:

North Plympton

181 Morphett Road
North Plympton
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 7.00 am–4.00 pm, Saturday 8.00 am–3.00 pm, Sunday 10.00 am–3.00pm


6 Newton Road
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8.00 am–3.00 pm

Edinburgh North

Gate 3, Bellchambers Road
Edinburgh North
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8.00 am–4.00 pm, Weekends 9.00 am–3.00 pm


32 Scott Creek Road
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 7.30 am–4.00 pm, Weekends 9.00 am–4.00 pm. Closed on days of extreme fire risk.

Personal protective equipment

When handling burnt or damaged chemicals and containers, make sure you use protective clothing to avoid contact with chemicals, even common household or farm chemicals.


  • gloves
  • eye protection
  • face mask
  • suitable footwear.
Page last updated : 17 Jan 2020

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