Household Chemical CleanOut

The timetable of Chemical Cleanout events for 2018 has not yet been released by the EPA. This webpage will be updated when we are informed of the schedule.

There are Cleanout events running throughout the Sydney region all year. The Household Chemical CleanOut Service is a state-run service and is free for all NSW residents, regardless of which council area an event is in (unless stated otherwise). For more information and a full timetable, see the pdf format Household Chemical CleanOut brochure or the EPA website.

Acceptable products include:

  • Paint and paint-related products (thinners, strippers, varnishes etc.)
  • Pesticides, herbicides and poisons (fungicides, baits/poisons, wood preservatives)
  • Solvents and household cleaners
  • Motor oils, fuels, and fluids
  • Batteries
  • Gas bottles
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Pool chemicals
  • Acids and alkalis
  • Hobby chemicals (photography chemicals etc)
  • Fluorescent tubes

Only household quantities accepted: 20L or 20Kg maximum container size.

Residents can also drop off their old chemicals at any drop-off point Sydney-wide (unless specified).

This is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy. Visit to find out more. 

Thank you to all our residents that utilised the Chemical Cleanout Collection on 21 & 22 October. We had 630 cars dropping off and collected $18,856 Kg’s of material. The majority of this (64%) was paint.


Checmical Cleanout 2017 Pie