Hilltops Council is urging households to take advantage of three Chemical Clean Out events that will take place across the Local Government Area during August.
The annual event is designed to give households the chance to safely dispose of unwanted chemicals around the home.
“These events provide local residents an opportunity to safely dispose of hazardous waste such as household, garden and pool chemicals, as well as other potentially hazardous materials,” Hilltops Councils’ General Manager Anthony McMahon said.
“Through an initiative driven by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), residents are able to drop off unwanted or out of date chemicals and hazardous products at three locations across the Hilltops Region without charge,” he said.
CleanOut is a free service for the safe disposal of a range of household chemicals that could cause harm to human health and the environment if they are not disposed of correctly..
Household Chemical Clean Out events will take place on Friday and Saturday, August 19-20 at the following locations:
These events provide local residents an opportunity to safely dispose of potentially hazardous materials.- Hilltops Councils’ General Manager Anthony McMahon
Household quantities of chemicals such as solvents and household cleaners, floor care products, ammonia based cleaners, pesticides and herbicides, poisons, pool chemicals, hobby chemicals, acids and alkalis and motor fuels can all be dropped off free of charge at the Cleanout.
Household items such as fluorescent globes and tubes, smoke detectors, paint and paint related products, gas bottles, fire extinguishers, and car and household batteries can also be dropped off.
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