Disposal of household chemicals

Disposal of household chemicals
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Find out how to safely dispose of unwanted household chemical waste. Disposal of Household Chemicals canterbury bankstown Find out how to safely dispose of unwanted household chemical waste. Waste and Recycling
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Self-disposal options
You can safely dispose of your household chemicals throughout the year by visiting a Community Recycling Centre or Chemical CleanOut event near you. Click here to find out where the nearest CRC or Chemical CleanOut event is located.

Household Chemical Collection

Bring your leftover paint, batteries, pesticides, herbicides, motor oils, brake fluid and pool chemicals to the City of Canterbury Bankstown’s Household Chemical Collection events held twice a year. The NSW Environmental Protection Agency provides these free Household Chemical Collection services for all NSW residents. This project is a Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy. 

You can also drop off your old household chemicals, any time of the year, at one of the many permanent Community Recycling Centres.

If you miss Council’s Household Chemical Collections, don’t worry, there are a number of existing industry supported programs to collect left over paint, used lead-acid batteries, old medicines and other hazardous household materials.

Leftover Paint disposal

Visit Paintback to find a local drop-off point which will accept up to 100 litres of leftover paint, or check out the Recycling Near You website for additional leftover paint collections near you.

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Battery Recycling

Take your old AA, AAA, C, D and 9 volt batteries to a local Aldi store for safe recycling. If you have other old batteries, such as car and boat batteries, your local Battery World will accept all used batteries for recycling. By recycling your used batteries you help reduce hazardous waste ending up in landfills.

To find a battery recycling location near you, go to Aldi, Battery World or Planet Ark’s Recycling Near You website.

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Medication Disposal

Identify expired or old medicines lying around your house and take them to ANY local pharmacy in Australia. The national Return Unwanted Medicines program provides a convenient and safe way to collect and dispose of unwanted medicines.

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Recycling Motor Oil

Recycle your used motor oil by placing it in an empty oil container and taking it to your local used oil collection point. Existing oil recycling collection facilities include Resource Recovery Centres, Community Recycling Centres or other resource processing facilities.

Motor Oil Waste