Liverpool residents will again get the chance to safely dispose of household chemicals during the Household Chemical Clean Out this Sunday, February 22.
This is a free initiative by Liverpool City Council and the NSW Environment Protection Authority.
Liverpool Mayor Ned Mannoun said the Clean Out would help residents protect the local environment by providing them with an environmentally friendly way to dispose of unused chemicals, which will also help reduce the amount of hazardous chemical waste being disposed of incorrectly.
“I urge residents to take advantage of this free event, to go and have a look around their house and garage, and get rid of any unwanted chemicals they may have,” Mayor Mannoun said.
“It is these kinds of initiatives, where council works with residents, that are so important in protecting Liverpool’s natural environment and reducing illegal dumping of chemical waste,” he said.
The service also complements council’s Community Recycling Centre at the Council Operations Centre at 99 Rose Street, Liverpool.
The recycling centre takes paints, oils, batteries and other materials, but the Chemical Clean Out allows residents to safely dispose of the more hazardous waste items.
During the last Chemical Clean Out in August last year, more than 10 tonnes of chemical waste was dropped off by residents. This included 3,117 kgs of water-based paint, 1,889 kgs of oils, 1,592 kgs of oil-based paint and 1,233 kgs of lead acid batteries.
All types of household chemicals will be accepted during the Chemical Clean Out, including:
Solvents and household cleaners and floor care products;
Ammonia-based cleaners and fluorescent globes and tubes;
Car batteries and motor oil, fuels and fluids;
Paint and paint-related products and pesticides, herbicides and poisons;
Gas bottles and fire extinguishers;
Pool chemicals and acids and alkalis.
What: Chemical Clean Out.
When: 9.30-3.30pm, Sunday, February 22.
Where: Liverpool City Council Operations Centre, 99 Rose St, Liverpool.
For more information call the Environment Line on 131 555 or Council’s Waste Projects Officer on 9821 7743 or visit www.liverpool.nsw.gov.au/services/waste-and-recycling/household-chemical-collection.