Free Household Chemical CleanOut day on Sunday 18 February

Now is a great time to clean out the back shed, garage and other storage spaces for all your old paint and oil cans, car batteries and pesticide bottles, with Liverpool City Council holding a free Household Chemical CleanOut on Sunday 18 February.

This combined Liverpool City Council and NSW Environment Protection Authority initiative is a safe way to dispose of unwanted or out-of-date chemicals that not only take up valuable space around your home but are also a potential health or environmental risk to you and your family.

Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller encouraged all local residents to once again join in on the day, and remove these chemicals, free of charge, from their home, if they no longer had a need for them.

“This fantastic program helps protect the environment, by allowing unwanted or out-of-date chemicals to be taken to a centre where they can be disposed of in the correct manner,” she said.

“Council’s last Household Chemical CleanOut, in August 2017, was a tremendous success, with 10 tonnes of chemical waste collected from hundreds of participants.”

The Liverpool City Council Operations Centre, located at 99 Rose Street Liverpool, is the Chemical CleanOut drop-off point. It will be open from 9am to 3.30pm on Sunday 18 February for residents to participate in the program. Chemicals will not be accepted outside of these hours.

The following items will be accepted at the Chemical CleanOut drop-off point:

  • Solvents and household cleaners
  • Floor care products
  • Ammonia-based cleaners
  • Fluorescent globes and tubes
  • Car batteries
  • Motor oil, fuels and fluids
  • Paint and paint-related products
  • Pesticides, herbicides and poisons
  • Gas bottles
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Pool chemicals
  • Acids and alkalis

For more information, call the Environment Line on 131 555 or Liverpool City Council’s Waste Education Officer on 9821 9110, or visit our Waste and Recycling page..