Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste

The NSW EPA Annual Household Chemical Clean Out for 2023 will be held Saturday 12 August 2023.

DUBBO | Saturday 12 August | 8am to 11am | Dubbo Regional Council Works Depot, 24 Hawthorn Street

WELLINGTON | Saturday 12 August | 1pm to 4pm | Wellington Waste Facility, 83 Nanima Village Road


  • 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)

    Don’t forget you can now drop off the following at one of our small CRC stations located across the LGA, head to our landing page to find out more; Council Waste Facilities

    Last Edited: 18 Jul 2023

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