Household Chemical CleanOut

Unpacking chemicals from a car boot. Credit-EPA

The Household Chemical Clean-Out event is held once a year and allows residents to drop off their unwanted household chemicals free of charge, including cleaners, garden chemicals, paints, and batteries. 

This event is usually takes place once a year. The last one took place on 21 May 2023. We will update the page with the new date as soon as this information is made available.

Chemicals That Can Be Disposed

Chemicals that can be disposed at the Household Chemical CleanOut include residential quantities (20 kg or 20 litre maximum container sizes) of;

  • 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



This annual event is hosted by Council through the support of the Environment Levy and the NSW Environment Protection Agency (EPA).  

This is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the Waste Levy.


Further Information

Many household items (other than chemicals) can be disposed of year round at our local Community Recycling Centre (CRC). See the CRC website for more information.

For further information call the Environment Line on 131 555 or visit the EPA website.