Dispose of your household chemicals

Cessnock City Council has organised a free household chemical drop off point for all residents on Saturday 8 April 2017.

Cessnock City Council has organised a free household chemical drop off point for all residents on Saturday 8 April 2017.

Residents are encouraged to participate in the initiative and clean out any unused household chemicals, whether they are from the house, garage or car.

These can then be dropped off at Cessnock Council Depot, Old Maitland Road, Cessnock between 9am and 3.30pm free of charge.Cessnock City Council’s Environment and Waste Services Manager, Michael Alexander is urging residents to make the most of the free service. 

“Household chemical clean out is extremely important to make sure these chemicals are kept out of landfill and the local environment”.

“Residents can safely dispose of unwanted household materials such as old gas bottles, paint products, household cleaners, poisons, pesticides and motor oil”, Mr Alexander said.  

Household quantities up to a maximum of 20 litres or 20 kilograms of a single item will be accepted at the drop off point. Business-related and commercial quantities of chemicals will not be accepted.

Over the past three years 36 tonnes of household hazardous chemicals have been collected at the event. For a full list of materials or more information call the Environment Line on 131 555 or visit www.cleanout.com.au

 4/3/2017