Hazardous Waste

New Mobile Community Recycling Service

Parramatta, Holroyd and Auburn City Councils have launched a new Mobile Community Recycling Service, which will provide residents with a free and easy way to recycle household problem wastes including:

  • gas bottles
  • fire extinguishers
  • paint
  • batteries (car and household batteries)
  • oils (motor and cooking)
  • fluoro lights and smoke detectors

Residents must book a pick up via the following link Problem Waste, or call Council's Waste Hotline on 9806 5544 to register your details with the Sustainability and Waste Team.

Only household quantities will be accepted in 20kg or 20L maximum container sizes.

Dangerous goods and items other than those listed above will not be accepted. Please see the following Household Chemical Clean Out service for details.

Household Chemical Clean Out

Have you ever wondered what to do with those unwanted, out-of-date or leftover household chemicals found in your kitchen, bathroom, laundry, garage or garden shed?

The correct way to dispose of potentially hazardous chemicals is through the CleanOut program organised by the Environmental Protection Agency. CleanOut is a free service for the safe disposal of a range of common household chemicals which could cause harm to human health and the environment if not disposed correctly.

CleanOut events are held at various locations throughout NSW at specified dates throughout the year.

For the next Household Chemical CleanOut click here.

Materials accepted

At CleanOut events household quantities, up to a maximum 20L or 20kg of a singular item, will be accepted.

Business-related and commercial quantities are not accepted at CleanOut centres - telephone the Environment Line on 131 555 to find out correct disposal for businesses.

From your home

  • Solvents and household cleaners
  • Floor care products
  • Ammonia-based cleaners
  • Fluorescent globes and tubes

From your garage

  • Paint and paint-related products
  • Pesticides and herbicides
  • Poisons
  • Gas bottles
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Pool chemicals
  • Hobby chemicals
  • Acids and alkalis

From your car

  • Car batteries
  • Motor oils, fuels and fluids

Storage and transportation

Please handle and transport chemicals carefully:

  • Never mix chemicals as this may produce dangerous reactions
  • Wherever possible keep all chemicals in their original containers
  • Ensure containers are clearly labelled and well sealed. If you do not know the contents, label the container 'UNKNOWN CHEMICAL' 
  • Liquid can leak during transport: wrap containers holding liquids securely in newspaper, place in sturdy plastic bags and then in plastic buckets or trays
  • Keep household chemicals away from passengers, e.g. in the boot