Where can I take my paint oil batteries and other chemical waste?

Household Chemical CleanOut events

Most household chemicals can be disposed of free at Household Chemical CleanOut events. These are held in various locations in NSW on specified dates, usually 9 am to 3.30 pm. This service is free. Otherwise they can be taken to some waste collection stations (fees are charged per litre).

Contact Environment Line.
By phone: 131 555
By email: info@environment.nsw.gov.au

Schedule and locations

View a schedule of collection days and stations in NSW

Accepted quantities and chemicals

CleanOut can accept up to 20L or 20kg of a singular item of:

  • solvents and household cleaners
  • ammonia-based cleaners
  • fluorescent globes and tubes
  • paint and paint-related products (thinners, strippers, varnishes)
  • pesticides, herbicides and poisons (fungicides, baits/poisons, wood preservatives)
  • gas bottles
  • fire extinguishers
  • pool chemicals
  • hobby chemicals
  • acids and alkalis
  • batteries and car batteries
  • motor oils, fuels and fluids.

Tip: Empty paint tins or those containing completely dry paint can be safely disposed of in the general garbage collection.

Waste collection stations

They can also be taken to some waste collection stations (fees are charged).

Sydney area: Sita Environmental Solutions will accept paint and motor oil for a fee.
Phone: 13 13 35

Newcastle area: Transpacific Waste Kooragang will accept small quantities.
Phone: (02) 49201455

For other regional areas, contact your local council.

View a list of NSW councils