Rubbish and recycling


Commercial Kerbside Waste Management Service

Commercial properties choosing to pay for and receive a Council provided Kerbside Waste Management Service will receive (as a minimum) one fortnightly recycling collection and one weekly garbage collection (annual charge $300/ service (2016/2017 Revenue Policy).

Those commercial properties receiving the minimum service are permitted the flexibility of being able to pay for and receive as many additional weekly garbage collections (annual charge $188/service in 2016/2017) and/ or fortnightly recycling collections (annual charge $112/service in 2016/2017) as required.

Commercial Waste Management Service (PDF 1.4MB)

Whylandra Waste and Recycling Centre

Hazardous Waste

Chemical Cleanout Collections

Council conducts a Free annual Chemical Cleanout service each year to provide residents with an opportunity to drop off unwanted or out of date chemicals and hazardous products at collection site at the Dubbo Showground (with access via the Wingewarra Street entrance).

Here’s your chance to clean out:

  • Paint and paint related products (thinners, strippers, varnish etc.)
  • Pesticides, insecticides, herbicides and fertilisers
  • Solvents and household cleaners
  • Motor oils, fuels and fluids
  • Batteries
  • Gas bottles
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Pool chemicals
  • Acids and alkalis
  • Hobby chemicals (photography chemicals etc.)

Remember to store and transport your chemicals carefully:

  • Never mix chemicals as this may produce dangerous reactions. Try to keep all chemicals in their original containers. 
  • Ensure containers are clearly labelled and well sealed. If you do not know what is in the container, label it unknown chemical
  • Liquid can leak during transport. Wrap containers holding liquids securely in newspaper and place them into sturdy plastic bags, then pack in plastic buckets or trays. 
  • Keep household chemicals away from passengers, e.g. in the boot.

Chemical and hazardous materials should not be placed in your garbage bin.


Properly cleaned farm chemical containers will be received Monday to Friday during normal opening hours at the Whylandra Waste Depot. The weighbridge attendant should be contacted 6887 3382 to ensure a drum inspector is available.

JR Richards also provides scheduled drumMuster collections at their depot in north Fitzroy Street. JR Richard’s should be contacted on 6884 1200 for collection days and times. The Fitzroy Street site offers convenience for farmers as most of Dubbo’s farm chemical suppliers are located in this area.


ChemClear is an ongoing program for the collection and disposal of any registered or deregistered chemicals. Group 1 chemicals are collected free of charge under the program as include registered ag and vet chemicals manufactured by 73 companies supporting the Industry Waste Reduction Scheme. Group 2 chemicals are unknown, unlabelled, out of date, deregistered or mixed ag and vet chemicals and are not part of the ChemClear program as such. 40% subsidy is currently available from the NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change to off set the cost of disposing of Group 2 classified chemicals under this program.

ChemClear and its sister program drumMuster are non-government and not-for-profit national environmental programs, and are entirely funded by a 4 cents per litre/kg levy on ag and vet chemicals at the point of sale.

For more information or to make a booking contact ChemClear on 6230 4799 or freecall 1800 008 182.

Paint disposal

For small quantities of unwanted paint, pour paint over absorbent material (e.g. kitty litter or newspaper), allow to dry thoroughly and dispose of in your household garbage bin.

Dispose of larger amounts of paint by sealing the tin and leaving it for your next Chemical Cleanout collection (See above).

Consider giving left over paint to a neighbour or a local community group.


Last Edited: 24 Oct 2016

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