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Council hosting annual household chemical CleanOut

Shoalhaven City Council will again be hosting the annual household chemical CleanOut this Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 November.

The CleanOut event allows residents the opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted or out of date household chemicals.

Residents will also be offered the opportunity to properly dispose of a range of other hazardous household waste including gas cylinders, batteries, paint and fluorescent tubes.

Council will provide two drop off sites for this year’s CleanOut event with residents able to bring their unwanted chemicals to Council’s Ulladulla Administration Building carpark on Saturday 26 November and the Nowra Administration Building carpark on Sunday 27 November.

Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Paul Green was encouraging residents to check their homes, garages and garden sheds for unwanted or hazardous chemicals in the lead up to this year’s event.

“All chemicals present a potential health hazard when stored in the house,” said Clr Green.

“Unless stored correctly, chemicals will always pose a threat to young children in the form of accidental poisoning while can also risk the local environment through spillage or leakage as a result of container deterioration.

“If anyone has any doubts about the contents of a pre-existing bottle, jar or packet then I would encourage them to bring it in to the CleanOut days to ensure correct disposal.”

Residents can dispose their chemicals free of charge between 9am -3:30pm both days while there is a maximum limit of 20 litres or 20 kilograms of chemicals disposed per household.

Chemicals which can be disposed of include pool chemicals, garden chemicals, household cleaning compounds and solvents.

Any further information about the Household Chemical CleanOut can be obtained by ringing Shoalhaven City Council’s Waste Hotline 4429 3374.

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