This weekend, residents looking to dispose of chemical waste at home can take it in to the Suez Campbelltown Service Centre in Leumeah, where it will be safely disposed of – free of charge.

The Campbelltown Household Chemical Clean Out has been funded by the NSW EPA ‘Waste Less, Recycle More’ initiative and provides locals the chance to drop off up to 20 litres or 20kg of any one qualifying item, ranging from household cleaners and pesticides to car batteries and smoke detectors.

“It’s important these types of materials aren’t disposed of in kerbside bins or cleanups so we strongly encourage people to take advantage of this event,” Mayor of Campbelltown George Greiss said.

Items that will be accepted include:

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

Up to 100L of paint will be accepted, but it must be in containers no bigger than 20L. Commercial quantities will not be accepted.

The Campbelltown Household Chemical Clean Out is on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 October, from 9am to 3.30pm. Bookings are not required.