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Annual Chemical CleanOut by the Hawkesbury City Council

Hawkesbury City Council Annual Chemical Cleanout

The Hawkesbury City Council (HCC) will conduct a free “Chemical CleanOut” on the 13th of August, 2023, at the Hawkesbury Showground.

Chemicals At The Chemical CleanoutAs mentioned by the HCC in a media release published on the 21st of June, the annual program allows Hawkesbury residents to dispose of old household chemicals and other hazardous wastes.

“You can make your family home safer by removing old gas bottles, unused chemicals and fuels. You will also be preventing fire hazards and protecting our local environment and waterways by responsibly disposing of your potentially hazardous household chemicals,” the Hawkesbury City Council said.

Residents can drop off:

  • household cleaners and solvents
  • handheld batteries, car batteries
  • fluorescent globes and tubes
  • paint
  • pesticides, herbicides, poisons
  • gas bottles
  • smoke detectors, fire extinguishers
  • pool chemicals. hobby chemicals
  • acids and alkalis
  • motor oils, fuels and fluids

Batteries At The Chemical CleanoutThe HCC would like to remind everyone that “[o]nly household quantities of chemicals are accepted (20L or 20kg), except paint. Up to 100L (in 20L containers) of paint is accepted.”

For more information on what can be disposed of, or quantities or safe transport tips, visit or call the Environment Line on 131 555.

If you cannot attend the Hawkesbury Chemical Cleanout, remember most Chemical CleanOut events held across Sydney and NSW are open to everyone, you do not need to be a local resident. You can check this in relation to specific CleanOuts at

Please note that businesses are not eligible to use these services and should contact a waste disposal service directly or visit

This is an NSW Environment Protection Authority Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded by the waste levy.

Image credit to Mohamed Abdelghaffar and Anna Shvets via Pexels.

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