Free disposal of household chemicals at Council's annual Hawkesbury Household Chemical CleanOut

DO YOU have any old chemicals at home that need to be discarded? Take them along to Council's annual Hawkesbury Household Chemical CleanOut event and dispose of them the safe way.

The event is free for all residents and Council says it is the safest and most convenient way to dispose of potentially-hazardous household chemicals. It also keeps your home and community safe by getting rid of chemicals.

Picture: Supplied

Picture: Supplied

Hawkesbury residents can take household quantities of the following household chemicals and items - up to a maximum of 20 litres or 20 kilograms of a single item:

  • Solvents and household cleaners
  • Floor care products
  • Ammonia-based cleaners
  • Pesticides and herbicides
  • Poisons
  • Pool chemicals
  • Hobby chemicals
  • Motor fuels
  • Fluorescent globes and tubes
  • Acids and alkalis
  • Smoke detectors
  • Paint and paint-related products
  • Gas bottles
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Car and household batteries
  • Motor oils and cooking oils

The event will be held on Sunday, July 28 from 9am to 3:30pm at Hawkesbury Showground, 1 Racecourse Road, Clarendon (enter via Gate 1).

The Hawkesbury Household Chemical CleanOut event in 2018 was a record-breaking event, with more residents attending than in any previous year.

In total, 720 residents attended the event to dispose of household chemicals.

Business-related and commercial quantities of chemicals are not accepted. Please enquire with a commercial waste operator or visit for commercial waste disposal.