EPA and council to hold annual Chemical CleanOut program

Last year almost 400 people took advantage of the free service surrendering over 16 tonnes of chemicals on the day. Photos: supplied

Last year almost 400 people took advantage of the free service surrendering over 16 tonnes of chemicals on the day. Photos: supplied

The annual Chemical CleanOut program will take place in the Highlands next weekend.

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) in conjunction with Wingecarribee Shire Council will accept unwanted chemicals as part of its annual Chemical CleanOut program on Saturday, May 26.

Residents can drop off their unwanted household chemicals free of charge  at council’s Moss Vale Works Depot from 9am to 3.30pm.

Chemicals that can be dropped off include residential quantities (20 kilogram or 20 litre maximum container size) of:

  • household cleaners
  • fluorescent globes and tubes
  • car and household batteries
  • motor oils and fluids
  • paints
  • garden, pool and hobby chemicals
  • gas bottles, fire extinguishers
  • poisons

Last year almost 400 people took advantage of the free service surrendering over 16 tonnes of chemicals on the day.

Council’s Moss Vale Depot can be entered via Parkes Road, Moss Vale.

Residents are reminded that the depot is not located within the grounds of the nearby Resource Recovery Centre.

Council’s Chemical CleanOut is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the Waste Levy and supported by Council’s Environment Levy.

For more information call the Environment Line on phone 131 555 or visit www.cleanout.com.au.

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