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
  • Herbicides
  • Hobby chemicals
  • Household batteries
  • Household cleaners
  • Motor fuels
  • Motor oils
  • Paint and paint-related products
  • Pesticides
  • Poisons
  • Pool chemicals
  • Smoke detectors
  • Solvents

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.