Free Hazardous Chemicals Cleanout for Residential Households

Many people have hazardous household chemicals sitting around their homes. Often we don’t know what to do with them. On Saturday 18 May 2019 from 9am - 4pm, there is the opportunity for residents to properly and safety dispose of these materials – which includes items such as pool chemicals, pesticides, garden chemicals (e.g. weed killers), solvents (e.g. paint stripper), household cleaners & chemicals (e.g. bleach and detergents) and pharmaceuticals.

Council, Midwaste and the NSW Environment Protection Authority are providing a free, safe and easy disposal method at the Raleigh Waste Management Centre, for any unwanted or out-of-date household chemicals. Because of the toxic nature of these chemicals a specialist organisation will be there to collect and then dispose of them properly.

“If you have these chemicals sitting around, get rid of them as they are dangerous.” advises Council’s Acting General Manager Matt Fanning. “This way they can be safely disposed of or recycled, instead of ending up in our waterways or harming someone by accident.

This service is for domestic quantities of household hazardous chemicals. Residents can dispose of up to 20kg/litres free of charge at the Raleigh Waste Management Centre, 146 Short Cut Road, Raleigh.

For more information in relation to this collection, residents can visit www.midwaste.org.au. Particular care should be taken to ensure all chemicals are transported safely to the Collection Centre.

This Project is an NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the Waste Levy.