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Household Chemical CleanOut

Have you ever wondered what to do with those unwanted, out-of-date or leftover household chemicals found in your kitchen, bathroom, laundry, garage or garden shed?

The correct way to dispose of potentially hazardous chemicals is through the CleanOut program. CleanOut is a FREE service for the safe disposal of a range of common household chemicals which could cause harm to human health and the environment if not disposed correctly.

CleanOut events are held at various locations throughout NSW at specified dates throughout the year. See the locations and dates below or contact your local council for more information. Locations and dates are subject to change, so please check the schedule prior to attending your next event.

Inquiries: info@environment.nsw.gov.au or phone the Environment Line 131 555.

Materials accepted

At CleanOut events 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 at CleanOut events. Telephone the Environment Line on 131 555 to find out the correct disposal methods for businesses.

You can drop off:

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

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 old or damaged 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

Household Chemical CleanOut locations and dates

Locations and dates are subject to change, so please check prior to drop-off. Materials are not accepted outside advertised times and patrons are advised against illegal dumping.

Opening times are 9 am - 3:30 pm (unless otherwise stated). CleanOut dates are updated in late June and late December each year. Additional dates and locations for 2014 will be posted as they become available.

Sydney, Hunter & Illawarra

CleanOut collections held in the Sydney (including Hawkesbury City local government area), Hunter and Illawarra regions are open to all New South Wales residents, unless expressly stated.

Sydney Metropolitan

AreaDateTimeLocation
City Sat 5 July 2014 9am - 3:30pm  Hosted by the City of Sydney
Sydney Park Works Depot
Barwon Park Road, St Peters
North Sat 12, Sun 13 July 2014 9am - 3:30pm Hosted by Hornsby Shire Council
Hornsby Shire Council Depot
5 Beaumont Street, Mt Kuring-gai
Macarthur Sat 19, Sun 20 July 2014 9am - 3:30pm Hosted by Campbelltown City Council
59 Junction Road, Leumeah
Inner West Sat 9 August 2014 9am - 3:30pm  Hosted by Marrickville Council
Marrickville Council Works Depot
Enter via Bolton Street, St Peters
* Marrickville Council residents only. Proof of residence required.
West Sun 10 August 2014 9am - 3:30pm  Hosted by Auburn City Council
Auburn Baseball Club car park
Euston Road, Auburn
South West Sat 16 August 2014 9am -3:30pm  Hosted by Bankstown City Council
Bankstown City Paceway
Eldridge Road, Condell Park
South West Sun 17 August 2014 9am - 3:30pm  Hosted by Liverpool City Council
Liverpool City Council Operations Centre
99 Rose Street, Liverpool
West Sat 23 August 2014 9am - 3:30pm  Hosted by Holroyd City Council
Holroyd City Council Works Depot
Enter via Foray Street, Guildford West
North West Sun 24 August 2014 9am - 3:30pm  Hosted by Hawkesbury City Council
Hawkesbury Showground
Racecourse Road, Clarendon
 North Sat 6, Sun 7 September 2014 9am - 3:30pm  Hosted by Warringah Council
Warringah Aquatic Centre car park
Aquatic Drive, Frenchs Forest
 South Sat 13, Sun 14 September 2014 9am - 3:30pm  Hosted by Sutherland Shire Council
Bellingara Netball Centre car park
Bellingara Road, Miranda
 North West Sat 20, Sun 21 September 2014 9am - 3:30pm 

Hosted by The Hills Shire Council
Don Moore Reserve
Tiernan Avenue, North Rocks

 East Sat 27 September 2014 9am - 3:30pm  Hosted by Randwick City Council
Heffron Park car park
Fitzgerald Avenue, Matraville
West Sun 28 September 2014 9am - 3:30pm Hosted by Blacktown City Council
Blacktown City Council Works Depot
Station Street, Rooty Hill
West Sun 26 October 2014 9am - 3:30pm Hosted by Fairfield City Council
Fairfield Showground
Smithfield Road, Prairiewood
Inner West Sat 1 November 2014 9am - 3:30pm Hosted by the City of Canada Bay
Cintra Park car park
Crane Street, Canada Bay
Inner West Sat 8 November 2014 9am - 3:30pm Hosted by Marrickville Council
Marrickville Council Works Depot
Enter via Bolton Street, St Peters
South Sat 15, Sun 16 November 2014 9am - 3:30pm Hosted by Hurstville City Council
Hurstville City Council Works Depot
Depot Road (Corner Roberts Avenue), Mortdale
North Sat 22, Sun 23 November 2014 9am - 3:30pm Hosted by Willoughby Council
Bicentennial Reserve car park
Small Street, Willoughby
North Sat 6 December 2014 9am - 3:30pm Hosted by Ku-ring-gai Council
St Ives Showground
Mona Vale Road, St Ives

CleanOut dates are updated in late June and late December each year. Additional dates and locations for 2014 will be posted as they become available.

Illawarra

Town/CouncilDateTimeLocation
Shoalhaven Sat 14 June 2014 9am - 3:30pm Hosted by Shoalhaven City Council
Shoalhaven Council Administration Centre car park
Deering Street, Ulladulla
Shoalhaven Sun 15 June 2014 9am - 3:30pm Hosted by Shoalhaven City Council
Shoalhaven Council Administration Centre car park
Bridge Road, Nowra
Shellharbour Sat 2 August 2014 9am - 3:30pm  Hosted by Shellharbour City Council
Albion Park Rail 'The Rail Community Centre' car park
Corner Tongarra Road and Ash Avenue, Albion Park 
Wollongong Sun 2 November 2014 9am - 3:30pm Hosted by Wollongong City Council
Fred Finch Park Sporting Complex car park
Off Bedford Street, Berkeley
Shoalhaven Sat 29 November 2014 9am - 3:30pm Hosted by Shoalhaven City Council
Shoalhaven Council Administration Centre car park
Deering Street, Ulladulla
Shoalhaven Sun 30 November 2014 9am - 3:30pm Hosted by Shoalhaven City Council
Shoalhaven Council Administration Centre car park
Bridge Road, Nowra

CleanOut dates are updated in late June and late December each year. Additional dates and locations for 2014 will be posted as they become available.

Hunter

Town/CouncilDateTimeLocation
Wyong  Sat 30 August 2014 9am - 3:30pm  Hosted by Wyong Shire Council
Charmhaven Council Depot
137 Chelmsford Road (Entry via Depot Road), Charmhaven 
Gosford Sun 31 August 2014 9am - 3:30pm

Hosted by Gosford City Council
Gosford Showground car park
Showground Road, Gosford

Newcastle Sat 15 November 2014 9am - 3:30pm  Hosted by Newcastle City Council
TAFE student car park
Maitland Road (Opposite Henry Street), Tighes Hill
Maitland Sat 6 December 2014 9am - 3:30pm  Hosted by Maitland City Council
Transpacific Industries Depot
11 Kyle Street, Rutherford 

CleanOut dates are updated in late June and late December each year. Additional dates and locations for 2014 will be posted as they become available.

Regional New South Wales

Household chemical collections held in regional New South Wales are operated by local councils and are available to residents from any council area within the region, unless specified. Contact the host council to find out if restrictions apply.

Central West NSW

Dates to be advised
Includes: Bathurst Regional, Bland Shire, Blayney Shire, Bogan, Bourke, Brewarrina, Broken Hill, Cabonne Shire, Central Darling, Cobar, Coonamble, Cowra Shire, Dubbo, Forbes Shire, Gilgandra, Lachlan Shire, City of Lithgow, Mid-Western Regional, Narromine, Oberon, Orange City, Parkes Shire, Walgett, Warren, Warrumbungle, Weddin Shire and Wellington Council. Attendance at these collections may be restricted to residents of the local government area - please check with host councils.

Mid-North Coast NSW

Dates to be advised
Includes: Bellingen, Coffs Harbour, Great Lakes, Greater Taree, Kempsey and Port Macquarie Hastings councils.

For information on how to dispose of hazardous household chemicals in this region, contact Midwaste on 0434 734 775.

Northern Inland NSW

Attendance at these collections may be restricted to residents of the local government area - please check with host councils.

Town/CouncilDateTimeLocation
Tenterfield Wed 13 August 2014 9am - 4:00pm Hosted by Tenterfield Shire Council
Tenterfield Transfer Station
Sunny Side Loop Road, Tenterfield
Glen Innes Thurs 14 August 2014 9am - 4:00pm

Hosted by Glen Innes Severn Council
GISC Works Depot
Lang Street, Glen Innes

Inverell Fri 15 August 2014 9am - 4:00pm Hosted by Inverell Shire Council
Inverell Waste Depot
Burtenshaws Road, Inverell
Armidale Sat 16, Sun 17 August 2014 9am - 4:00pm Hosted by Armidale Dumaresq Council
ADC Waste Transfer Station
Long Swamp Road, Armidale
Guyra Wed 20 August 2014 9am - 4:00pm Hosted by Guyra Shire Council
Guyra Shire Works Depot
Ryanda Street, Guyra
Uralla Thurs 21 August 2014  9am - 4:00pm Hosted by Uralla Shire Council
Uralla Landfill
Tip Road, Uralla
Walcha Fri 22 August 2014  9am - 4:00pm Hosted by Walcha Council
Walcha Council Works Depot
North Street, Walcha
Tamworth Sat 23 August 2014  9am - 4:00pm Hosted by Tamworth Regional Council
Forest Road Waste Management Facility
Forest Road, Tamworth
Barraba Sun 24 August 2014  9am - 12:00pm Hosted by Tamworth Regional Council
Barraba Landfill
80 Wittens Lane, Barraba
Warialda Tues 26 August 2014   9am - 4:00pm

Hosted by Gwydir Shire Council
Warialda Landfill
Rubbish Depot Road, Warialda

Moree Wed 27 August 2014  9am - 4:00pm Hosted by Moree Plains Shire Council
Moree Landfill
Newell Highway, Moree
Narrabri Thurs 28 August 2014  9am - 4:00pm Hosted by Narrabri Shire Council
Narrabri Waste Depot
Yarrie Lake Road, Narrabri
Gunnedah Fri 29 August 2014 9am - 4:00pm Hosted by Gunnedah Shire Council
Gunnedah Works Depot
Bennet Road, Gunnedah
Quirindi Sat 30 August 2014 9am - 4:00pm Hosted by Liverpool Plains Shire Council
Quirindi Waste Depot
Merinda Road, Quirindi

North East NSW

Dates to be advised
Includes: Ballina Shire, Byron Shire, Kyogle, Lismore City, Richmond Valley and Tweed Shire Councils. Attendance at these collections may be restricted to residents of the local government area - please check with host councils.

South East NSW

Dates to be advised
Includes: Bega Valley Shire, Bombala, Boorowa, Cooma-Monaro Shire, Eurobodalla Shire, Goulburn Mulwaree, Harden Shire, Palerang, Queanbeyan City, Snowy River Shire, Upper Lachlan Shire, Yass Valley and Young Shire Councils. Attendance at these collections may be restricted to residents of the local government area - please check with host councils.

Riverina and Murray NSW

Dates to be advised
Includes: Albury City, Balranald Shire, Berrigan Shire, Carrathool, Conargo Shire, Coolamon, Cootamundra, Corowa Shire, Deniliquin, Greater Hume Shire, Griffith, Gundagai, Hay, Jerilderie Shire, Junee, Leeton, Lockhart, Murray Shire, Murrumbidgee, Narrandera, Temora, Tumbarumba Shire, Tumut Shire, Urana Shire, The Council of the Shire of Wakool, Wagga Wagga and Wentworth Shire Councils.  Attendance at these collections may be restricted to residents of the local government area - please check with host councils.

Please note: Council will meet the cost of the first 20 litres of identified chemicals with every litre after that attracting a collection fee to be paid on the day.

Additional dates

CleanOut dates are updated in late June and late December each year. Additional dates and locations for 2014 will be posted as they become available.

Page last updated: 04 August 2014