Chemicals

Wondering what to do with your unwanted cleaning products, garden chemicals, paints, gas bottles, batteries or motor oils?  You could try the following options:

  1. The Summerhill Community Recycling Centre is a permanent drop-off centre, open year-round, for the most common household problem wastes: paint, motor and other oils, household and car batteries, fluoro light globes and tubes, fire extinguishers and smoke detectors.
  2. Household Chemical CleanOut events are held at various locations across Newcastle and the Hunter, on specified dates throughout the year, to help you safely dispose of a wide range of household chemical products, such as household cleaners, and hobby and garden chemicals.
  3. Community Recycling Stations are located at several City of Newcastle facilities for the disposal of smaller quantities of the less-toxic problem wastes:  household batteries, fluoro globes (no tubes), mobile phones, printer cartridges, x-rays and reading glasses. These items can also be taken to the Summerhill Community Recycling Centre.