Household Chemical CleanOut
The safe way to dispose of potentially hazardous household chemicals is at a free Household Chemical CleanOut event.
Fairfield City Council’s next annual Household Chemical CleanOut event will be held on Sunday 19 August 2018, between 9am-3.30pm at Fairfield Showground, Smithfield Road, Prairiewood.
What can I take to a Household Chemical CleanOut event?
You can take household quantities of the following household chemicals and items – up to a maximum of 20 litres or 20 kilograms of a single item.
- Acids and alkalis
- Ammonia-based cleaners
- Car batteries
- Cooking oils
- Fire extinguishers
- Floor care products
- Fluorescent globes and tubes
- Gas bottles
- Hobby chemicals
- Household batteries
- Household cleaners
- Motor fuels
- Motor oils
- Paint and paint-related products
- Pool chemicals
- Smoke detectors
Business-related and commercial quantities of chemicals are not accepted.
Storing and transporting unwanted chemicals
- 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 containers holding liquids securely in newspaper, place in sturdy plastic bags and then in plastic buckets or trays
- Keep household chemicals away from passengers, for example, by placing them in the boot of your car or in a trailer
This is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.