Hazardous household waste free drop off days


Gympie region residents can drop off hazardous household waste for free on designated collection days.

Disposing of hazardous chemicals in your general waste or recycling bin is not safe as they can be flammable, corrosive, explosive or toxic. These materials can potentially cause fires in bins or garbage trucks and create a hazard for truck drivers and the community. These chemicals should also not be tipped down the drain as they can disrupt the function of Council water treatment plants and are toxic to the environment.

You can dispose of the following hazardous waste items safely at a free drop-off day at Bunnings Gympie (North end of carpark) on Saturday 19 November, 9am to 12pm. Items must remain in their original containers, have lids and not be mixed. A 20 litre limit for each chemical or product applies.

  • Insect sprays
  • Metal polish and solvents
  • Floor care products
  • Brake fluid
  • Motor oil, sump oil and gear oil
  • Petrol and marine fuel
  • Fungicides
  • Insecticides
  • Herbicides and weed killers
  • Paints and mediums
  • Dry-cleaning solvents
  • Fibreglass resins
  • Swimming pool chemicals
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Smoke detectors
  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs

This service is for residents only. Commercial quantities will not be accepted.