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Household Chemical Cleanout

Safely dispose of potentially hazardous household chemicals at a Household Chemical CleanOut event.

The safe way to dispose of potentially hazardous household chemicals is at a Household Chemical CleanOut event. These events are free services held across NSW on specified dates. Use CleanOut to safely dispose of household chemicals that could cause harm to human health and the environment if not disposed of correctly. 

What can I take to a Household Chemical CleanOut event?

You can take household quantities of the following household chemicals and items – up to a maximum of 20 litres or 20 kilograms of a single item.

  • Solvents and household cleaners
  • Floor care products
  • Ammonia-based cleaners
  • Pesticides and herbicides
  • Poisons
  • Pool chemicals
  • Hobby chemicals
  • Motor fuels
  • Fluorescent globes and tubes
  • Acids and alkalis
  • Smoke detectors
  • Paint and paint-related products
  • Gas bottles
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Car and household batteries
  • Motor oils and cooking oils

Disposal of business related and commercial quantities

Business-related and commercial quantities of chemicals are not accepted. Please inquire with a commercial waste operator or visit business recycling for commercial waste disposal.

Find your nearest recycling centre

Find your nearest Community Recycling Centre or upcoming Chemical CleanOut events where you can drop off household problem waste for free.