Chemical/Hazardous Waste Recycling in the City of Darwin area - Planet Ark Recycling Near You


Household chemicals are hazardous and should never be put in your recycling or garbage bin at home. If chemical waste is not handled correctly, it can have a serious impact on the environment. Household chemicals should be disposed of responsibly through specialised recycling and safe disposal services.

Household chemicals should never be put on the kerb for council collection or poured on the ground, down the drain or toilet, or into sewers. Chemicals that are disposed of improperly can make their way into the environment, putting wildlife, waterways, and human health at risk.

Keep these out of your waste and recycling bin

Household chemical waste and hazardous materials include:

  • household cleaners
  • automotive products
  • garden chemicals
  • paints
  • thinners
  • adhesives
  • varnishes
  • pool cleaners
  • batteries
  • gas canisters/bottles
  • asbestos
  • oils
  • fluorescent tubes and globes

Most councils will accept these items at designated collection points, however, it may vary. Please check with your council beforehand to find out what items can be taken to their listed depot or chemical clean-up day.





Farm Chemicals


Pool Chemicals

Paint & Solvents



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Hazardous waste disposal in the Northern Territory

Darwin residents can drop off some types of hazardous waste at the Shoal Bay Transfer Station. Accepted items include chemicals, car batteries, gas bottles, oil filters, and paint. Visit the City of Darwin's website for more information. 

Alice Springs residents can drop off some hazardous waste items at the Chemical Disposal Centre. Accepted items include car batteries, dry paint, cleaners, pesticides, insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, fertilisers, and motor oil. Visit the Alice Spring Town Council's website for more information.

How to dispose of other chemicals and hazardous waste

As asbestos is classed as a hazardous material it may only be disposed of at certain locations in Australia. Find out how to safely dispose of asbestos.

Old and unwanted medicines around the home are a household hazard and can be dangerous if consumed when they are expired, not prescribed for you, or within reach of children. To find out how to safely dispose of unwanted medicines.

Farm chemicals
Farm chemicals can be disposed of through the ChemClear Program.
If your business has large quantities of farm chemicals to dispose of, visit Business Recycling to find a suitable service near you.