Planet Ark News

Chemical Clear Out

Date: 21-May-14
Author: Brad Gray

Find recycling options for hazardous waste at

Find recycling options for hazardous waste at

Over the years we tend to slowly fill our sheds and the cupboards under the sink with leftover paint, insecticides, cleaning products and other chemicals. However, these chemicals can be dangerous to both health and the environment.

In South Australia alone there were 660 cases of poisoning between August 2013 and February 2014.

How To Dispose of Waste Chemicals

Most councils provide chemical collection sites at their landfill or waste transfer stations. Check out your council page on RecyclingNearYou to find an option near you.

Some of the state and territory governments also provide services, usually in partnership with councils:

Before taking your items to a collection point, check what can and cannot be accepted.

You can also search RecyclingNearyou for disposal options for other hazardous materials like:

  • Recycling Week
  • Business Recycling
  • recycling Near You
  • Make It Wood
  • Tree Day
  • Cartridges for Planet Ark