Household Chemical CleanOut

CleanOut your chemicals the right way. Check accepted materials, dates and locations for the next service.

Household Chemical Clean Out information.Have you ever wondered what to do with those unwanted, out-of-date or leftover household chemicals found in your kitchen, bathroom, laundry, garage or garden shed?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 correctly.

CleanOut events are held at various locations throughout NSW at specified dates throughout the year. See the locations and dates below or contact your local council for more information. Locations and dates are subject to change, so please check the schedule prior to attending your next event.

Inquiries: or phone the Environment Line 131 555.

Household Chemical CleanOut locations and dates

Locations and dates are subject to change, so please check prior to drop-off. Materials are not accepted outside advertised times and patrons are advised against illegal dumping.

Dates for the new financial year 2023-2024: 

28 October 2023 - 8.00am to 11.00am
Eden Waste and Recycling Depot
Princes Highway, Eden

28 October 2023 - 1.00pm to 4.00pm 
Merimbola Street carpark Pambula

29 October 2023 - 8.00am to 11.00am
Bega Saleyards 
Kerrison Street, Bega

29 October 2023 - 1.00pm to 4.00pm 
Bermagui Waste and Recycling Depot
Strudwicks Rd, Bermagui

Materials accepted

At CleanOut events household quantities, up to a maximum 20 litres or 20 kilograms of a singular item, will be accepted.

Business-related and commercial quantities are not accepted at CleanOut events. Telephone the Environment Line on 131 555 to find out the correct disposal methods for businesses.  However trade painters can drop off up to 100 litres of paint thanks to Paintback

Paintback is an initiative designed to divert unwanted paint and packaging away from landfill. 

This is the first time the cleanout days have specifically targeted trade painters and provided an opportunity to dispose of higher quantities of paint.

In the past only 20 litres could be disposed of, which has now been extended to 100 litres per customer. We encourage local tradies to take this up and dispose of those leftover or old tins of paint they aren’t ever going to use.

You can drop off:

From your home

  • Solvents and household cleaners
  • Floor care products
  • Ammonia-based cleaners
  • Fluorescent globes and tubes

From your garage

  • Paint and paint-related products
  • Pesticides and herbicides
  • Poisons
  • Gas bottles
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Pool chemicals
  • Hobby chemicals
  • Acids and alkalis

From your car

  • Car batteries
  • Motor oils, fuels and fluids

Storage and transportation

Please handle and transport chemicals carefully:

  • NEVER MIX CHEMICALS as this may produce dangerous reactions
  • Wherever possible keep all chemicals in their original containers
  • Ensure containers are clearly labelled and well sealed. If you do not know the contents, label the container 'UNKNOWN CHEMICAL'
  • Liquid can leak during transport: wrap old or damaged containers holding liquids securely in newspaper, place in sturdy plastic bags and then in plastic buckets or trays
  • Keep household chemicals away from passengers e.g. in the boot


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