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.
You can now dispose of your hazardous waste safely, responsibly and freely at a number of locations.
Where to take household chemicals, paint and other hazardous items
You can now take your 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
- Acids and alkalis
- Brake fluids and coolants
- Engine oil and other oil
- Batteries (NiCad, lithium, mercury)
- Cleaning products
- LPG bottles
- Pool chemicals
- Oil and water-based paint up to 100 litres (see paintback for accepted items)
- Solvents (including paint thinners, turpentine)
- Varnishes and stains
- Gardening chemicals (including insecticides, rodenticides, herbicides)
- Light globes
Please note, industrial and commercial chemicals from businesses will not be accepted.
Other options for disposal and recycling of common hazardous household items
For nickel/cadmium, mercury, lithium, hearing aid, watch, camera, little button batteries
Note: Normal batteries, including dry cell, alkaline and non re-chargeable batteries can go in your red lid rubbish bin.
Lead and lead acid gel
- Metal recyclers
- Scrap yards
- Bottle/can depots
- Civic Centre or Library, 571 Montague Road, Modbury
- Mobile phone retail outlets
- Mobile Muster
End-of-life globes can be dropped off at the checkout counter of any Banner Hardware, Mitre 10 or True Value Hardware stores. This ensures that globes will be recycled instead of going to landfill and prevents mercury contained in some globes from harming the environment.
Dispose of dry/hardened paint in your red lid rubbish bin. Harden the paint by simply leaving the lid off, or by adding a paint hardener, purchased from a hardware store. Tap the hardened tablet of paint out of the tin and place it into the red lid waste bin. Dry paint tins can go in your yellow lid recycling bin.