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Household Chemicals

To eliminate chemicals in the household safely, Cumberland Council works in conjunction with the NSW Environment Protection Authority to provide convenient drop-off locations for unwanted materials. There will be one held in the Holroyd area and one in Auburn this year, however they are accepted all over Sydney, and residents can attend whichever weekend location they like. Household quantities accept only, never mix chemicals, label clearly if possible and keep safe during transportation.


Holroyd event

Date: Saturday 26 August 2017
Time: 9:00am to 3:30pm
Location: Cumberland Council Depot (entrance via Foray St, Guildford West)

Auburn event

Date: Sunday 19 November 2017
Time: 9:00am to 3:30pm
Location: Auburn Baseball Club carpark, Euston Road, Auburn

You can drop off these materials:

  • Solvents and household cleaners
  • Floor care products
  • Ammonia-based cleaners
  • Fluorescent globes and tubes

From your garage:

  • Paint and paint-related products
  • Pesticides and herbicides
  • Poisons
  • Gas bottles
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Pool chemicals
  • Hobby chemicals
  • Acids and alkalis
  • Car batteries
  • Motor oils, fuels and fluid
  • For Household chemical materials only – no commercial chemicals accepted

Note: Paint, motor oil, car batteries and gas bottles can also be collected free of charge using the Mobile Community Recycling Service.  Phone the Environment Line on 131 555 to find out correct disposal for businesses or for more information phone Council on 8757 9000. "This is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy. Visit"