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Council to host Chemical Clean Out weekend

Posted 30 June 2010 by (Hurstville News)

Hurstville City Council is holding a Chemical Clean Out on 3-4 July 2010 to give the community the opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted household chemicals.

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Philip Sansom said that many common household chemicals can cause harm if they aren’t disposed of properly.

"The Chemical Clean Out will enable residents to dispose of unwanted chemicals in a safe manner and avoid the temptation to pour them down a drain, which can cause untold environmental damage,” he said.

Materials which will be accepted include paint, pesticides and herbicides, poisons, solvents and chemical cleaners, motor oils, fuels and fluids, batteries, gas bottles, fire extinguishers, pool chemicals, acids and alkalis, hobby chemicals, and florescent tubes.

The Clean Out station, at Hurstville City Council Works Depot (entry via Depot Road), Mortdale, will be open to vehicles from 9.00am until 3:30pm each day.

Mayor Sansom said people do not need to be Hurstville City residents to take the opportunity to dispose of their unwanted chemicals, free-of-charge.

"Council collected more than 30 tonnes of hazardous material in last year’s Clean Out and we are expecting a similar outcome this year,” he said.

Only household quantities of up to 20 kilograms or 20 litres of chemicals will be accepted at the Clean Out station.

Council hosts Chemical Clean Out in partnership with the NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC)

For more information, telephone DECC’s environment line on 131 555 or visit www.cleanout.com.au

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