Disposing of problem waste

There are a number of convenient ways in which you can dispose of problem wastes that can not be placed in your household garbage or recycling bin.

Household Chemical CleanOut events

In association with the NSW Environmental Protection Authority, Council undertakes collections throughout the year of unwanted chemicals.

The collection accepts household quantities (no more than 20kg) of the following chemicals free of charge for safe disposal.

  • solvents and household cleaners
  • ammonia based cleaners
  • fluorescent globes and tubes
  • paint and paint related products (thinners, strippers, varnishes)
  • pesticides, herbicides and poisons (fungicides, baits, poisons, wood preservatives)
  • gas bottles
  • fire extinguishers
  • pool chemicals
  • hobby chemicals
  • acids and alkalis
  • batteries and car batteries
  • motor oils, fuels and fluids.

Find out when the next Chemical CleanOut event is in your area.


DrumMuster is a service which allows for the collection and recycling of unwanted empty agricultural and veterinary products. Containers eligible for recycling carry the DrumMuster logo as seen below.

DrumMUSTER provides:

  • an environmentally responsible solution for chemical users to the problem of disposing their empty chemical containers
  • helps property owners to keep their property clean of potential contamination
  • encourages good farming practice and meets Quality Assurance obligations
  • supports the preservation of the wider environment.

DrumMUSTER products are recycled into useful everyday items such as street signs, irrigation piping, plant stakes and outdoor furniture.

Find out when the next DrumMUSTER is in your area by visting the DrumMUSTER website or viewing our event listing for the next dates.

Council's Administration Building

Our Administration Building accepts household quantities of printer cartridges, batteries, fluorescence globes and mobile phones.

Mount Vincent Road Waste Management Centre
  • Paint
  • Gas bottles
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Motor oils
  • Other oils
  • Car batteries
  • Household batteries
  • Smoke detectors
  • Fluoro globes and tubes