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Clean Out Cupboards and Shed for Household Chemical Cleanout

Published on 13 March 2018

Clean out your kitchen cupboards and garden shed and get rid of your old and left-over hazardous household chemicals at the next free Chemical Clean Out event at Meadowbank Park Netball Courts on Saturday 24 March and Sunday 25 March, from 9.00 am to 3.30 pm.

City of Ryde Council is hosting the free event so you can dispose of your old chemicals safely. 

Household quantities - 20 kilograms  or 20 litres max container size - of the following materials are accepted:

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

You can also drop off items with the following logos:


Note: Business-related and commercial quantities of chemicals are not accepted. 


Transporting your materials safely to a CleanOut collection is important. Here are some top tips for safe storage and transportation:

  • Ensure containers are clearly labelled and well-sealed. If you don’t know the contents, label the container ‘UNKNOWN CHEMICAL’.
  • Wherever possible keep all chemicals in their original containers.
  • Never mix chemicals as this may produce dangerous reactions.
  • Liquid can leak during transportation. Wrap old or damaged containers in newspaper, place in a sturdy plastic bag and then in a plastic container or tray.
  • Keep household chemicals away from passengers e.g. in the boot.
  • Note: due to safety considerations, chemical drop offs will only be permitted in motor vehicles. No walk in or bicycle drop offs will be permitted.

Note: Business-related and commercial quantities of chemicals are not accepted.


For Further information on the Ryde Household CleanOut event or other CleanOut events, visit or call NSW EPA Environment Line on 131 555.

Download the Household Chemical brochures:

This project is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.


Last updated on 13 March 2018