Chemical Cleanout Days

Chemical Cleanout Days

Council hosts a free chemical cleanout day at Penrith every year. The event is run by the EPA. 

Pack your old household cleaners & chemicals, pool chemicals, batteries, gas bottles and oils in the boot of your car. The friendly staff will unload for you and the items collected will be disposed of safely and correctly. 

Our last chemical cleanout event was on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 March 2018. The next Chemical Cleanout day event will be held at Jamison Park, Penrith on 9 and 10 March 2019, 9am to 3:30pm.

The EPA have more cleanout days scheduled within other areas, which you can also attend.

For more chemical cleanout events see the chemical cleanout website or call the Environment Line on 131 555.

  • acids and alkalis
  • ammonia based cleaners
  • car batteries
  • fire extinguishers
  • floor care products
  • fluorescent globes and tubes
  • gas bottles
  • hobby chemicals
  • motor oils, fuels and fluids
  • paint and related products
  • pesticides and herbicides
  • poisons
  • pool chemicals
  • solvents and household cleaners.

For more information see the chemical cleanout website or call the Environment Line on  131 555.

Only household quantities can be accepted (maximum 20 litres or 20kg of a single item). Business related and commercial quantities of chemicals can't be accepted. For more information on how to dispose of these and other items, see the A-Z of Waste & Recycling 

Download our free Penrith Waste Champion app from your app store to receive notifications about our free drop off days and other resource recovery initiatives.

Penrith's 'Community Recycling Centre' accepts certain problem household wastes such as paints, oils, batteries and gas cylinders. For information, including opening hours and location see the Community Recycling Centre page

For more information on how to dispose of chemicals and other items, see the A-Z of Waste & Recycling.