Chemical Clean Out

It’s one of the most common queries when it comes to recycling and rubbish removal, particularly when doing a garage declutter – what do I do with all my hazardous chemicals? What can you throw out safely? Thankfully local councils now have Chemical CleanOut drop off days. These are hosted across Sydney throughout the year (see you local council website or the EPA for specific locations and dates). Here’s a list of items that they will happily take off your hands;

  • Solvents and household cleaners
  • Fluorescent globes and tubes
  • Car batteries
  • Motor oils and fuel
  • Paints
  • Pesticides and herbicides
  • Poisons
  • Gas bottles
  • Pool chemicals
  • Hobby chemicals

When you’re putting your collection together, don’t be tempted to consolidate liquids as this may cause a dangerous reaction. Also, ensure to be safe while transporting these collections and make sure all containers are well sealed and away from passengers.