Back to Hurstville News

Hurstville City Council to host Household Chemical Cleanout Day

Posted 29 April 2013 by (Hurstville News)

Are you wondering what to do with the unwanted, out-of-date or disused household chemicals stored in the kitchen, laundry, or garage?

Hurstville City Council is hosting a Chemical Clean Out on Saturday 25 May 2013 to give the community the opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted household chemicals.

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Jack Jacovou 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, many of which could cause damage if disposed of in regular garbage collections or tipped into drains,” 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.

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

“I encourage the wider community to use this free service for the safe disposal of their household chemicals,” he said.

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

“Please remain in your car when dropping them off and there is no pedestrian access allowed for safety reasons.”

For more information, contact Council’s Waste Service on 9330 6222 or visit www.hurstville.nsw.gov.au

[ends]

Media contact:
Tanya Abraham
Manager Public Relations and Events
9330 6008 or 0411 748 953