Hazardous waste

Hazardous waste such as garden chemicals, insect repellents, cleaners, automotive products, home improvement products, acids, asbestos and fluorescent light globes cannot be placed in your red-lid general waste bin.

Disposing of hazardous waste correctly allows for some or all of the resources to be recovered and reused. It’s also better for the environment.

Where to take household chemicals, paint and other hazardous items

Take unwanted paint and household chemicals to a collection centre near you. 

Campbelltown Works Depot
6 Newton Road, Campbelltown
Monday-Friday 8am-3pm (closed weekends)

NAWMA Resource Recovery Centre
Gate 3, Bellchambers Road, Edinburgh North
Monday - Friday 8am-4pm
Weekends 9am-3pm

Additional hazardous waste drop off locations

What's accepted

  • Acids and alkalis
  • Batteries (NiCad, lithium, mercury)
  • Brake fluids and coolants
  • Cleaning products
  • Engine oil and other oil - Bring oil in a clean plastic container with a lid (both will be recycled). Do not use paint cans or other metal containers.
  • Gardening chemicals (including insecticides, rodenticides, herbicides) 
  • Light globes 
  • LPG bottles
  • Paint - Oil and water-based paint up to 100 litres (see Paintback for accepted items)
  • Pool chemicals 
  • Solvents (including paint thinners, turpentine)
  • Varnishes and stains

Please note, industrial and commercial chemicals from businesses will not be accepted.

Other hazardous household items

Gas bottles and cylinders

Gas bottles can be refilled through Swap 'n' Go exchange at most service stations.

Gas cylinders can be taken to the following places:

 

Light globes

Household light globes including halogen, incandescent and fluorescent globes can be recycled at any Banner Hardware, Mitre 10 and True Value Hardware store. This ensures that globes will be recycled instead of going to landfill.

Excludes commercial globes quantities and quantities.