Waste Management - 2018 Chemical CleanOut - post event

A record number of Hawkesbury residents attended this year’s Household Chemical CleanOut held at Hawkesbury Showground on Sunday, 1 July 2018, with 720 residents attending.

Waste Management - 2018 Chemical CleanOutA record amount of chemicals were also dropped off, with approximately 40,000 kilograms collected, compared to 25,000 kilograms in 2017.

Paints continue to make up over 50% of materials collected, with oils and batteries remaining in the top three materials surrendered.

The Chemical CleanOut is a free service which allows residents to dispose of household quantities of chemicals including paints, herbicides, pesticides, poisons, fire extinguishers, pool chemicals, household cleaners, motor oils, fuels, batteries, and fluorescent globes and tubes.

The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Mary Lyons-Buckett was impressed by the amount collected.

“It’s great that Hawkesbury residents are using the Chemical CleanOut offered by Council to dispose of waste in environmentally friendly ways,” the Mayor said.

“These results show that our residents are committed to doing the right thing and that they want to safely dispose of their chemicals."

“The community should be congratulated for an outstanding result which will protect our local environment and make homes safer for residents.”

If you missed out on attending the Hawkesbury Chemical CleanOut, you can attend one in another local government area free of charge. For more information, visit www.cleanout.com.au or call 131 555.

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