Chemical cleanout

Ever wondered what to do with those unwanted, out-of-date or leftover household chemicals found in your kitchen, bathroom, laundry, garage or garden shed?

Drop them off at a Household Chemical Cleanout collection point. This NSW Government program is a FREE service to safely disposal of common household chemicals. If not disposed of correctly, these potentially hazardous materials could cause harm to human health and the environment.

CleanOut events

Specific collection events are held at various locations in NSW throughout the year and are open to all NSW residents. Locations and dates can change, so please check the schedule before attending an event.

Materials accepted

Household quantities, up to a maximum 20 litres or 20 kilograms of a singular item, will be accepted.

Business-related and commercial quantities are not accepted.

From your home:

  • 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
  • Smoke detectors

From your car:

  • Car batteries
  • Motor oils, fuels and fluids

Storage and transportation

Please handle and transport chemicals carefully:

  • NEVER MIX CHEMICALS as this may produce dangerous reactions.
  • Wherever possible, keep all chemicals in their original containers.
  • Ensure containers are clearly labelled and well-sealed. If you do not know the contents, label the container 'UNKNOWN CHEMICAL'.
  • Liquid can leak during transport: wrap containers holding liquids securely in newspaper, place in sturdy plastic bags and then in plastic buckets or trays.
  • Keep household chemicals away from passengers e.g. in the boot.

For more information

  • NSW Government Household Chemical Cleanout
  • Send email or phone the Environment Line on 131 555
Need more information?
  • Phone our Resource Recovery Hotline on 9083 8000
  • Email us
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