Clean out your household's chemical clutter the right way!

Have you ever wondered what to do with your unwanted or out-of-date household chemicals, batteries, gas cylinders or fluorescent tubes? Is your garage or garden shed full of left over paint and used motor oils? Do you know how to dispose of this household hazardous waste safely and responsibly?

CleanOut is the answer you need!

What is CleanOut?

CleanOut is the household hazardous waste collection program funded by the NSW Government and delivered in partnership with local Councils. If you need to get rid of unwanted household hazardous waste you can do it at a CleanOut collection. CleanOut drop-off centres operate at various locations at specified dates throughout the year and householders can safely and responsibly dispose of unwanted materials for free.

To locate a collection that is convenient for you visit:

What can I take to a CleanOut collection?

Here's your chance to get rid of:

  • Paint and paint-related products
  • Pesticides and herbicides poisons
  • Solvents
  • Household cleaners
  • Motor oils, fuels and fluids
  • Batteries
  • Gas bottles
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Pool chemicals
  • Acids and alkalis
  • Hobby chemicals
  • Fluorescent tubes

Only household quantities accepted up to 20kg or 20 litres maximum of any singular item. Please transport your household chemicals carefully.

Business-related and commercial quantities are not accepted at CleanOut centres - telephone the Environment Line on 131 555 to find out correct disposal for businesses.

Dates and Locations

For the full list of dates and locations across NSW please visit: or contact the Environment Line on 131 555. Your local council will also be able to provide you with information about upcoming CleanOut collections.