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It is important to make sure that household chemicals are disposed of safely.

The following low toxicity materials can be disposed of free of charge at the Minnamurra Waste & Recycling Facility:

  • motor oils
  • alkaline batteries
  • car and truck batteries
  • fluorescent light globes and tubes
  • paint
  • smoke alarms
  • gas bottles
  • fire extinguishers

Household chemical cleanout

The NSW Environment Protection Authority provide collection events for household chemicals. Weekend drop-off centres are run on a rotating basis throughout the State and Illawarra region.

Materials that will be accepted include: Image of Chemical Clean Out date and locations

From your home

  • solvents and household cleaners
  • floor care products
  • smoke alarms
  • 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

Click here for dates, locations and more information.

From your car
  • car batteries
  • motor oils, fuels and fluids

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ChemClear® is the national program for the collection and disposal of unwanted currently registered agvet chemicals. The objective of the program is to minimise the accumulation of unwanted agvet chemicals held in storage which may create potential risks to the environment, public health and trade.

There are two categories of agvet chemicals ChemClear® collects:

Group 1 chemicals are currently registered products manufactured by participating companies signed to the Industry Waste Reduction Agreement. These products are collected free of charge.

Group 2 chemicals are products manufactured by non participating companies, or, deregistered, unknown, mixed or out of date products. A per litre/kilogram fee for disposal applies.

Registrations are essential and can be made at or 1800 008 182

Chemical users can recycle their eligible clean farm chemical containers with drumMUSTER.