Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste

The NSW EPA Annual Household Chemical Clean Out for 2023 has not been held as yet. When a new date has been provided to Dubbo Regional Council, Council will update the information on this page.


  • Garden chemicals
  • Pool chemicals
  • Household chemicals
  • Poisons
  • Batteries
  • Paint
  • Motor oils, fluids and fuels
  • Fluoro lights
  • Gas bottles
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke detectors


  • Asbestos
  • Empty containers
  • Farm chemicals
  • Mobile phones
  • E-waste and old TVs
  • General garbage
  • Intractable waste
  • Flares and/or ammunition
  • Tyres
  • Infectious clinical and medical waste


  • Only domestic household quantities accepted - 20 litre or 20 kg maximum container size
  • The service is not available to businesses or for materials delivered in commercial quantities, however businesses can contact the current service provider, Toxfree directly on 1300 869 373 prior to the collection day to arrange a service at their cost.
  • Take care to ensure chemicals are transported safely and are not leaking from their containers.
  • Remember that chemical and hazardous materials should never be placed in your garbage or recycling wheelie bins. 

For more information, visit NSW EPA's dedicated website; www.cleanout.com.au


    Outside the Chemical Clean Out events, domestic quantities (up to 20kg or 20 litre container size) of the following household hazardous wastes can be dropped off at the Whylandra Waste and Recycling Centre in Cooba Road seven days a week at no charge, as well as at the Wellington Waste Transfer Station Thursday to Monday also at no charge:

    • Household batteries
    • Car batteries
    • Gas bottles
    • Smoke detectors
    • Fluorescent lightglobes and tubes   
    • E-waste and old TVs   
    • Used motor oil
    • Used oil filters (charge applies)
    • Paint
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Other oils (transmission, cooking, etc)

    Last Edited: 23 May 2023

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