Wednesday 24 June 2015
Bega Valley Shire Council is offering another chance to safely dispose of potentially hazardous household chemicals.
The free CleanOut events will be held in Merimbola St carpark in Pambula on Saturday 25 July; Bega Saleyards in Kerrisons Lane on Sunday 26 July; and at Dickinson Park in Lamont St, Bermagui on Saturday 17 October. Opening times are 8am to 2.30pm.
Council’s Manager of Waste Services, Toby Browne said that asbestos, explosives, clinical waste and radioactive material (except smoke detectors) will not be accepted.
“Along with chemicals, we will be accepting fluorescent globes and tubes, paint and paint related products, gas bottles, fire extinguishers, car batteries and motor oils,” he said.
“Materials should be transported to the CleanOut events in the boot of the car and it’s also important to never mix chemicals as this may produce a dangerous reaction.
“Chemicals should be kept in their original container and they should be clearly labelled and well-sealed. If you do not know what is in the container, then please label it ‘unknown chemical’,” Mr Browne said.
For more information about the types of chemicals you can hand in, phone Council on 6499 2222 or go to www.cleanout.com.au