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Media Release – 18 October 2023 – Hilltops Household Chemical CleanOut – Safely Dispose of Hazardous Chemicals for Free

Oct 18, 2023

For Immediate Release Wednesday 18 October 2023
Authorised by Anthony O’Reilly

Residents of Hilltops are encouraged to take advantage of upcoming Household Chemical CleanOut events to safely dispose of hazardous household chemicals. The events provide a valuable service to the community, allowing residents to drop off various household chemicals at no cost.

Accepted items include motor oils, fluids, fuels, fluoro lights, pool chemicals, paint, garden chemicals, poisons, batteries, gas bottles, fire extinguishers and smoke detectors.

Household Chemical CleanOut Events will be held at the following locations:

Date: Saturday 18 November 2023
Time: 9am to 4pm
Location: Boorowa Waste Facility, 12 Tip Road, Boorowa

Date: Friday 17 November 2023
Time: 9am to 4pm
Location: Murrumburrah Waste Facility, 174 Araluen Road, Murrumburrah

Date: Sunday 19 November 2023
Time: 9am to 4pm
Location: Victoria Street Waste Facility, 16 Victoria Street, Young

Please note that only household quantities (up to 20 litres or 20 kilograms) are accepted, except for paint and household batteries. Residents are able to drop off up to 100 litres of paint (in 20-litre containers) and up to 10 kilograms of household batteries.

Business-related and commercial quantities of chemicals will not be accepted at these events.

Remember that when handling and transporting chemicals, it is essential to exercise caution and follow these safety guidelines:

  • Never mix chemicals, as this may lead to dangerous reactions
  • Whenever possible, keep chemicals in their original containers
  • Ensure containers are clearly labelled and well-sealed. For unidentified substances, label the container as “unknown chemical”
  • For containers with liquids, prevent leaks during transport by wrapping them securely in newspaper and placing them in sturdy plastic bags or plastic buckets/trays
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