Save the Date: 2019 Annual Household Chemical CleanOut

Upper Lachlan Shire Council's annual Household Chemical CleanOut will be held at Todkill Park, Crookwell from 8.00am-11.00am on Sunday, 8 December 2019.

Council’s General Manager John Bell said it is an opportunity for all residents in the Shire to dispose of their household chemicals safely and free-of-charge.

“The aim of the annual Household Chemical CleanOut is to discourage illegal dumping, which can cause significant harm to people and the environment,” Mr Bell said.

“I encourage all residents to take advantage of this year’s CleanOut by clearing out their garages and sheds and disposing of any unwanted chemicals and items in a safe and legal manner.”

Household quantities (up to a maximum of 20 litres or 20 kilograms of a single item) of the following household chemicals and items will be accepted:

  • Cleaning chemicals and solvents
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Pool chemicals
  • Pesticides and herbicides
  • Paint
  • Acids and alkalis
  • Gas bottles
  • Poisons
  • Motor oils, fuels and fluids
  • Fluorescent globes and tubes

When handling and transporting chemicals, the NSW Environment and Protection Authority (EPA) advises the following:

  • Never mix chemicals as this may produce dangerous reactions.
  • Wherever possible keep all chemicals in their original containers.
  • Ensure containers are clearly labelled and well-sealed. If you do not know the contents, label the container 'unknown chemical'.
  • Liquid can leak during transport: wrap containers holding liquids securely in newspaper, place in sturdy plastic bags and then in plastic buckets or trays.
  • Keep household chemicals away from passengers, e.g. in the boot of your car.

For more information about the Household Chemical CleanOut, please visit the EPA website: www.epa.nsw.gov.au/your-environment/recycling-and-reuse/household-recycling-overview/household-chemical-cleanout or contact Council’s Infrastructure Department on 4830 1000.