Household hazardous waste

 Household Hazardous Waste is the term used for items that are typically found around the home that contain chemicals that can potentially be harmful to people, pets and the environment. Broken Hill City Council operates a Community Recycling Centre (CRC) that enables residents to regularly drop off the following wastes free of charge:

  • Paint
  • Solvents
  • Household cleaners
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Fluorescent light globes and tubes
  • Old gas bottles
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Printer Cartridges

The CRC is located at the Broken Hill Waste Management Facility (1 Wills St) and is accessible during normal operating hours. These wastes are collected by a registered contractor, transported and treated in a particular way so as not to cause harm to life, property or the environment.

Non-commercial volumes of the following can be delivered to the Broken Hill Waste Management Facility -

  • Pesticides (non-commercial)
  • Pool chemicals
  • Garden Chemicals (herbicides)

If you have larger volumes (over 20L) or commercial volumes, please contact Council to discuss disposal options.