Chemical Cleanout Collection
This collection occurs only once a year, so don't miss out because most of these items cannot be accepted at Council's Waste Management Facilities.
The next collection will be held during the second half of 2018. Drop off points for your hazardous waste items will be in Narooma, Moruya and Batemans Bay.
What items will be accepted?
Oxiders, solvents, paints, varnishes, household cleaners, poisons, pool chemicals, acids, alkalis, medicines, pesticides, fungicides, weed killers, fertilisers, fuel, oils, gas cylinders, smoke detectors, household batteries, compact fluorescent light globes, and sharps (syringes).
What items won't be accepted?
Asbestos, explosives, clinical waste, and radioactive materials (except smoke detectors).
Why is it important to properly dispose of chemicals?
Household hazardous chemicals are sometimes disposed of improperly by pouring waste down the drain, on the ground, into storm water drains, or putting them out with the garbage. They have the potential to cause physical injury, contaminate wastewater treatment systems and can contaminate land and drinking water supplies. They can also present hazards to children and pets if left around the house.
This project is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the Waste Levy.