This is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle more initiative funded from the waste levy.
You can drop off these materials:
From your garage
Paint & paint related products
Pesticides & herbicides
Acids & alkalis
and any unknown chemicals you may have
From your home
Solvents & household cleaners
Floor care products
Ammonia based cleaners
Fluorescent globes & tubes
From your car
Motor oils, fuels & fluids
Have you ever wondered what to do with those unwanted, out-of-date or leftover household chemicals found in your kitchen, bathroom, laundry, garage or garden shed?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 of correctly.
Each year Snowy Monaro Regional Council hosts annual Household Chemical CleanOut events run by NSW EPA and Toxfree within the region for residents to safely dispose of unwanted pesticides, batteries, household cleaners and other chemicals. It is a free initiative and well supported in the community.
Make your home safer by using this free service
Many common products in your kitchen, bathroom, laundry, garage or garden shed can be harmful to both your health and the environment if not disposed of correctly.
By disposing of your household chemical waste responsibly, you can:
Help avoid dangerous situations
Reduce soil and groundwater contamination
Maintain clear and clean sewers and septic systems
Avoid corrosion of plumbing
Keep water, soil and plant life healthy
What happens to the chemicals collected at the CleanOut?
Many of the chemicals collected are recycled. Paints and some pesticides go to a liquid treatment plant in Homebush, batteries and gas cylinders go to recyclers and oil goes to a waste oil re-processor. Glass, aluminium, glass, mercury and phosphor powder from fluorescent lights is all recycled. Some non-recyclable materials are incinerated under strict EPA licencing.
Commercial chemical waste
Business-related and commercial quantities are not accepted at CleanOut centres. Contact the Environment Line 131 555 to find out correct disposal for businesses.
The results of Household Chemical Collections to date.