Hazardous waste


The 2021 Annual Household Chemical Clean Out out is happening in Dubbo and Wellington in May 2021.

Dubbo - Saturday 1 March from 8am – 4pm, at the Dubbo Regional Council Works Depot, at 24 Hawthorn Street Dubbo.

Wellington - Monday 3 May from 8am – 11am at the Wellington Waste Facility, located at 83 Nanima Village Road.


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

Cheamical Clean out 2021 poster

Whylandra Waste and Recycling Centre and Wellington Waste Transfer Station

    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)

    Chemical and Hazardous Waste Disposal Services

    The next Dubbo Regional Council free Household Chemical Clean Out will be held in May 2021, below are the details of the events;

    • Saturday 1 May 2021, 8.00am to 4.00pm - Dubbo Regional Council's Works Depot, 24 Hawthorn Street, Dubbo
    • Monday 3 May 2021, 8.00am to 11.00am - Wellington Waste Facility, 83 Nanima Village Road, Wellington

    Residents will be able to drop odd unwanted or out-of-date chemicals and hazardous products during these events. 

    What can be dropped off:

    • Paint (including thinners, varnish, etc)
    • Pesticides, herbicides and poisons
    • Solvents and Household Cleaners
    • Household batteries
    • Car batteries
    • Gas bottles
    • Smoke detectors
    • Fluorescent lightglobes and tubes
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Used motor oil
    • Acids and alkalis (including pool chemicals)
    • Pharmaceuticals
    What can't be dropped off:
    • 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 contact: www.cleanout.com.au

    Last Edited: 07 Apr 2021

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