Hazardous waste, paint and chemicals

What is hazardous waste

How should I dispose of unwanted paint

Paint can be disposed of in your household garbage bin, provided it has first been dried out (by using kitty litter or pouring it onto newspaper). Dry, empty paint tins can be disposed of in your household recycling bin. Unwanted paint can also be disposed of at Council's free Chemical CleanOut events, which are held twice yearly, or at the Community Recycling Centre at the Awaba Waste Management Facility.

How should I dispose of solvents, cleaners, pesticides and other hazardous waste

Council holds free Chemical CleanOut events twice a year so residents can drop off and dispose of hazardous waste.

The following materials can be dropped off at the Chemical CleanOut:

How should I dispose of gas cylinders

Gas cylinders are not safe to be recycled unless they have been degassed and de-valved. Here are some easy solutions for safe disposal:

For more information, contact the Cleanout Info Hotline on 131 555 or view the CleanOut guide.

Page last updated: 27 October 2016