Residents can rid themselves of unwanted chemicals at Eurobodalla Council’s Household Chemical Cleanout this October long weekend.
This annual event provides the community with drop-off points at Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma for pesticides, gas bottles, paints and varnishes, and other household chemicals.
Council’s waste services manager, Nathan Ladmore, said many common household chemicals were potentially harmful.
“By dropping them at a collection point, they can be disposed of safely,” he said.
Items accepted include paints, fungicides, household batteries, oxidisers, weed killers, household cleaners, fuel, compact fluorescent light globes, oils, syringes, poisons, acids and alkalis, pool chemicals, gas cylinders, medicines, fertilisers and smoke detectors.
Asbestos, explosives, clinical waste and radioactive materials will not be accepted.
Household Chemical Cleanout collection points are at:
- Gundary Oval car park, Campbell Street Moruya on Saturday 1 October, 8am-2.30pm
- Narooma Library car park, Graham Street Narooma on Sunday 2 October, 8am-2.30pm
- Hanging Rock boat ramp, Hanging Rock Place Batemans Bay on Sunday 2 October, 8am-2.30pm
The Household Chemical Cleanout is funded by the NSW Environment Protection Authority and supported through the Canberra Regional Joint Organisation.
For more information visit the Household Chemical Cleanout page or phone Council’s friendly waste services team on 4474 1024.
Image: Little Greene Paint Company / Flickr