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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Schedule and locations
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.