Chemicals and Paints Recycling Hotline

Household Chemical waste and hazardous materials include household cleaners, automotive products, garden chemicals, paints, thinners, adhesives, varnishes, pool cleaners, batteries and asbestos.

Paintback is a cost-effective solution for households and trade painters to remove unwanted paint and packaging, providing 70 disposl locations nationally. Click for a location near you and further information about the program.

 

What to do with other chemicals or hazardous waste

Asbestos: As asbestos is classed as a hazardous material it may only be disposed of at certain locations in Australia. To find out how to safely dispose of asbestos visit the asbestos section on this site.

Medicines: Old and unwanted medicines around the home are a household hazard and can be dangerous if taken when they are out-of-date, not prescribed for you or within reach of children. To find out how to safely dispose of unwanted and out-of-date medicines visit the medicine section on this site.

Farm chemicals: These can be disposed of through the ChemClear Program.

Sharps: Sharps must not be placed in your recycling bin or garbage bin. For health and safety reasons, please place your sharps in a secure and strong puncture resistant container, such as an Australian Standard Sharps container. You can dispose of this container at authorised collection points.

Ammunition and Flares: These should be taken to your local police station.