Chemical Cleanout returns to The Hills This November
Written by Elliot Nash on 26 October 2020
The Hills Shire Council is once again delivering the Chemical CleanOut initiative, providing residents with a safe way to dispose of household chemicals and other hazardous materials.
Partnering with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA), residents can take their unwanted and hazardous waste to Castle Hill Showground on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd November, between 9 am and 3.30 pm.
Household items for collection include paint and paint-related products, pesticides and herbicides, poisons, solvents and household cleaners, motor oils, fuels and fluids, batteries, gas bottles, fire extinguishers, pool chemicals, acids and alkalis, hobby chemicals and fluorescent tubes.
“Chemical CleanOut is a great initiative that allows the community to get rid of household chemicals in a safe and controlled manner,” said Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne is encouraging residents to take part in the intiative.
“Many of the chemicals commonly disposed of at this event could cause harm if they were to be placed in a regular garbage collection or tipped down the drain.
“This free service not only helps to keep residents and their families safe but also reduces the risk of hazardous chemicals contaminating our waterways and soils, which helps keep our local environment clean and healthy,” Mayor Byrne added.
Last year over 88,000 kilograms of household chemicals were safely disposed of at last year’s Chemical CleanOut event. For more information on Chemical CleanOut, visit The Hills Shire Council website.
The Hills Shire Council is once again partnering with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to deliver the Chemical CleanOut initiative, which provides residents with a safe way to dispose of household chemicals.