Find Community Recycling Centres and Household Chemical CleanOut events

Find your nearest Community Recycling Centre or the next Household Chemical CleanOut event, where you can drop off household problem waste for free.

Common household problems wastes, including fluorescent lights, smoke detectors, paint, gas bottles, fire extinguishers, batteries and oils, can now be taken to your local Community Recycling Centre throughout the year.

If there is no Community Recycling Centre in your area, you can take these items and others to a Chemical CleanOut event.

These services adhere to NSW Government advice and protocols. Before you attend a Chemical CleanOut event, please place all materials in the rear of your vehicle. On arrival, remain in your vehicle and our contractor will collect your items. Contractors onsite will be wearing personal protective equipment and following social distancing measures.


Stay at home orders are in place. To limit the movement of people during the lockdown restrictions

  • all Household Chemical CleanOut events scheduled within the lockdown period are cancelled
  • Community Recycling Centres are subject to closures or reduced hours.

Please safely store your household problem waste in clearly labelled containers, in a cool dry place away from children and pets until services resume.

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Only household quantities accepted. Maximum container size of 20kg or 20L per item
Only household quantities accepted. Maximum container size of 20kg or 20L per item.
*Up to 100L of paint (in 20L containers) now accepted at all Sydney, Hunter and Illawarra events.
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