Hazardous Wastes

List of hazardous wastes that cannot be put into Council's kerbside bins and their correct disposal methods.

Asbestos

Take it to Crookwell waste and recycling centre properly wrapped (fee applies).

Ashes (fire ash)

Compost fire ash or take it directly to a Council waste and recycling centre to prevent fires occurring in Council’s collection vehicles.

Automotive oils and hydrocarbons

Take them to Crookwell, Gunning, Taralga or Collector Facilities free of charge for recycling.

Chemicals, paint tins and poisons

Hold on to them until the next chemical cleanout collection in your area ( http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/managewaste/house-chemicals.htm for dates and locations). 

Gas cylinders

Take these to a cylinder exchange (eg. Swap 'n' Go cylinder exchange) or chemical cleanout collection (see above).

Mobile phones and batteries

Take them to any Council office and put them in the collection boxes provided.

Pharmaceuticals, medicines and sharps

Take them to any participating chemist in Australia for safe disposal.

Printer and toner cartridges

Take these to any participating Australia Post, Officeworks, Harvey Norman or Upper Lachlan Shire Council office.

Rinsed chemical drums

Take them to Crookwell, Gunning, Taralga or Collector waste and recycling centres free of charge for recycling.

Syringes and Sharps

Not accepted at Upper Lachlan Shire Council facilities.

Tyres

Not accepted at Upper Lachlan Shire Council facilities.

Vehicle batteries

Take them to any Council waste and recycling centre free of charge for recycling.

Contact Details

  • Operations Section
  • Phone: (02) 4830 1053
  • Fax: (02) 4832 2066
  • council@upperlachlan.nsw.gov.au