Free Household and Farm Hazardous Waste Drop Off Day
Residents can dispose of domestic quantities of waste oil, car and truck batteries at the Windmill Hill Transfer Station.
All other hazardous wastes can not be accepted at this facility.
For information on the EPA household hazardous waste depot, click here.
Please see below for information on the disposal of othervfnk hazardous wastes:
Demolition/Removal: Department of Administrative and Information Service (DAIS), Workplace Services
Transport and disposal: Environment Protection Authority, Adelaide Hills Council’s Healthfield Resource Recovery Centre and the Woodside Transfer Stations are licenced to accept asbestos
Household: local battery retailers also generally recycle unwanted domestic batteries.
Mobile phone: most mobiles phones and accessories can be recycled at a number of locations including the Mount Barker District Council Office at Level 1, 6 Dutton road, Mount Barker. Please click here to find your nearest recycling location
Lead acid: most scrap metal dealers, local recycling depots and new battery wholesalers/retailers will take back used lead acid batteries. Council’s Windmill Hill transfer station also accepts used lead acid batteries.
Dry cell: household quantities of standard alkaline batteries may be disposed of as into the domestic waste bin.
Boat Flares, Explosives, Ammunition
Hand in at your local police station.
Do you have an old TV or computer you need to dispose of?
I fyou have an old TV or computer or other E-Waste itmes you need to dispose ofyou can drop them into the Windmill Hill Waste Transfer station for recycling free of charge, all year round.
Council has partnered with TechCollect through the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme to provide this service to our community.
Whats's accepted for Recycling at Windmill Hill?
- Personal and laptop computers and all cables
- Tablets, notebooks and palmtops
- Computer monitors and parts (eg internal hard drives and CD drives)
- Computer peripherals and accessories (eg mice, keybords, web cameras, USBs and modems)
- Printers, faxes, scanners and multi-functional devices
- All televisions
- Whitegoods, including fridges and washing machines
- Old mobile phones
- Other e-waste items, such as vacuum cleaners etc.
For additional informaiton on the Transfer Station, including opening hours, please click here.
For additional information on E-waste recycling please visit http://www.techcollect.com.au
Fluoro tubes & globes
All Household globes, tubes and CFLs can be recycled for free at Banner, Mitre 10 and True Value hardware stores (i.e. energy saving lamps, find your nearest store here.
LPG gas cylinders
If empty, remove valve and dispose of as scrap metal. Council’s Windmill Hill Transfer Station accepts empty LPG gas bottles as well as most LPG retailers. If the cylinders still contains gas contact the Environment Protection Authority or a LPG retailer.
Swap N Go will replace out of date gas bottles for in-date bottles filled with gas.
Used motor oil (domestic only): is accepted at Council’s Windmill Transfer Station. (08) 8388 1099
Paints and adhesives (including varnishes and stains)
Solid paint and adhesives/empty containers (formerly containing paints/adhesives): can be disposed into the domestic waste bin. Clean, empty paint cans may be disposed of into the recycling bin.
Liquid paint: Small quantities of water based paint can be dried out in the tin and disposed of into the domestic waste bin.
Unwanted or expired pharmaceuticals should be handed in at your local chemist. Most chemists participate in the Overseas Pharmaceutical Aid for Life (OPAL) scheme which ensures discarded pharmaceuticals reach overseas countries in need, or are disposed of appropriately.
These can be placed in the waste bin see the EPA website for more details
Council's Windmill Hill Transfer Station accepts waste tyres. Please visit the transfer Station page for pricing information and opening times - click here.
Yellow halton fire extinguishers
These contain BCF’s (bromofluorcarbons) – take to your local fire station or fire equipment suppliers.
Unwanted X-rays can be taken to the Windmill Hill Waste Transfer stataion page for pricing information and opening times click here.
The ChemClear Program assists with the Clean-up of agricultural and vetrerinary chemicals. ChemClear travels around the state collecting unwanted and out of date agvet chemicals.
To register your unwanted chemicals for ChemClear's next run, call the hotline on 1800 008 182 or visit www.chemclear.com.au
DrumMUSTER is an ‘Agsafe’ national program for the collection of used farm chemical containers. Council has a drumMuster Collection Depot located at the Windmill Hill Waste Transfer Station, Nixon Rd, Hahndorf.
Eligible containers are larger than 1 litre and up to 205 litres non returnable containers and will carry the drumMUSTER eligible container logo. This logo may be applied to the container either as a sticker, printed as part of the label or embossed into the container material. drumMUSTER can only reimburse Council’s for the collection of ‘levy paid’ containers carrying the drumMUSTER eligible container logo. Some manufacturers have not joined the program and subsequently their containers are not part of drumMUSTER. All containers disposed at the Transfer Station must be triple-rinsed and prepared in accordance with information provided by ‘Agsafe’. Please contact Council for more information.