Wagga Wagga Household Chemical CleanOut on this Saturday 20 June

Published: 30 May 2018 11:46am

Wagga Wagga Household Chemical CleanOut on this Saturday 20 June - 16 June 2015

On Saturday 20 June, REROC Waste Forum, together with Wagga Wagga City Council, will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Gregadoo Waste Management Centre.

Council’s Waste Management Officer Kylie Crouch is encouraging householders to bring their old, unwanted hazardous wastes to the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre, between 9am and 3pm.

“The day is a free service for the disposal of a range of common household chemicals, many of which could cause harm if disposed of in regular garbage collections or tipped into drains,” she said.

“They include paints, pesticides, motor oils and pool chemicals and other wastes such as batteries, fluorescent tubes and gas bottles which can be recycled.

“Disposing of household chemicals safely will reduce the risk of hazardous chemicals and toxic elements ending up in landfill or contaminating our waterways and soils.

“In addition, many of these materials can be recycled or reused, so not only will residents be helping to reduce pollution, but they are also helping in resource recovery efforts. “

Mrs Crouch said that the collections have continued to grow each year and the increasing support from the community demonstrates the need for this important service”.

People can bring along household quantities (20kg or 20l maximum container size) of:

 Paint, strippers and varnishes

 Pesticides, herbicides and poisons

 Solvents and household cleaners

 Motor oils, fuels and fluids

 Batteries

 Gas bottles

 Pool chemicals

 Fluorescent tubes.

Tips on transporting your chemicals safely:

 Travel with your car windows down if carrying flammable or odorous materials

 Keep products in their original containers

 Always store containers upright and ensure that all lids are tightly secured

 Keep corrosive chemicals, such as battery acid, away from poisons

 Keep products in a cool, dry place, out of the reach of children

 Double wrap old liquid containers in plastic bags to prevent leaking

 Transport in crates, boxes or buckets.

Commercial quantities will also be accepted, a per litre collection fee will be charged that must be paid for on the day. Bookings are essential for commercial quantities. To make a booking please call 0409 938 553 and speak to Ian Parkes.

For more information or to find out when the next CleanOut closest to your home is, visit www.cleanout.com.au or call Council on 1300 292 442.