Ten tonnes of hazardous waste cleaned out of Wagga households
Published: 05 Jun 2018 9:07am
Ten tonnes of hazardous waste cleaned out of Wagga households -20 July 2015
More than 10 tonnes of hazardous household waste has been safely disposed of thanks to this year’s Household Chemical CleanOut.
Held every two years at the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre, the cleanout is a partnership between REROC Waste Forum and Wagga Wagga City Council.
Council’s Waste Management Officer Kylie Crouch said this year’s event on 20 June saw nearly double the amount of residents take part in comparison to previous years.
“In 2013, 210 householders disposed of about 3.7 tonnes of hazardous household waste.
“At this year’s event, we had 418 householders dispose of approximately 10.7 tonnes of hazardous household waste, including 5771kg of paint and varnishes, 1321kg of gas cylinders, 1004kg of oil and 596kg of pesticides.”
“The response from the community this year has been outstanding and it’s great to see the community choosing to dispose of their hazardous waste in a safe, environmentally responsible manner.”
The cleanout is a free service for the disposal of a range of common household chemicals, such as paints, pesticides, motor oils and pool chemicals and other items such as batteries and fluorescent tubes, some of which can be recycled or reused.
The next cleanout is scheduled for 2017.
*Table comparing 2013 and 2015 CleanOut events below
Total Amount of Hazardous Waste Collected
Hydrocarbons and Fuels