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Get rid of those unwanted household chemicals for free this weekend

Have you been flat our scrubbing and making sure your place is as spick and span as possible during lockdown?

Well, now you have the chance to dispose of those unwanted, hazardous household chemicals, free of charge, this weekend.

The Chemical CleanOut, organised by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) and Lake Macquarie Council will take place at Glendale TAFE on Saturday 30 May from 9am to 3.30pm

Household quantities of items such as motor oils, paint, poisons and batteries can be disposed free of charge by Lake Macquarie and Hunter residents.

Accepted quantities are limited to a maximum of 20kg or 20L of a single item, with the exception of paint which is limited to 100 litres.

“Many of these materials cannot be disposed of in our Council waste collections or through Hunter Water’s sewer network due to the dangers of the products and the negative effect they can have on our environment,” council’s waste services manager Paul Collins said.

“It’s a great opportunity to safely dispose of household hazardous material that might otherwise be lying around our houses, in sheds or in our backyards.”

To transport the materials safely to the CleanOut, wrap containers containing liquids in newspaper, a plastic bag and then place in a plastic bucket or tray keeping it away from your car passengers.

CleanOut operators will also be adhering to the necessary COVID-19 restrictions and health measures and visitors will be required to stay in their vehicles at all times while the operators remove the unwanted items from car boots, trays or trailers.

For more information and a full list of accepted items, call the Environment Line on 131 555 or head here

The Chemical CleanOut is on at Glendale TAFE (Frederick Street, Glendale) on Saturday 30 May from 9am to 3.30pm.

Written by Newcastle Live

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