Hazardous Waste

What is hazardous waste

Hazardous wastes are wastes with properties that make them dangerous or potentially harmful to human health or the environment, and cannot be placed in your red-lidded garbage bin.

Mobile Community Recycling Service

Parramatta and Cumberland City Councils have launched a Mobile Community Recycling Service, which provides residents with a free and easy way to recycle household hazardous 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 on the Problem Waste website, or call Council's Waste Hotline on 9806 5544.

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

community recycling centre and Household Chemical Clean Out events

Common household wastes, including fluorescent lights, smoke detectors, paint, gas bottles, fire extinguishers, batteries and oils, can also be be taken to your local Community Recycling Centre throughout the year.

If there is no Community Recycling Centres near you, you can also take these items, and others, to a Chemical CleanOut event for safe disposal and recycling.