Lake Residents’ Chemical Clean-out

Filed under Environment & Pollution, Lake Macquarie, News ~ by Press on  9 Sep 2019

It is spring-cleaning time again. Residents of Lake Macquarie and the Hunter are encouraged to clear their homes of unwanted chemicals at the next Chemical CleanOut, hosted at Belmont TAFE on Saturday 21 September from 9am-3.30pm.

Household quantities of items such as motor oils, paint, poisons and batteries can be disposed free of charge by residents at this CleanOut event. Accepted quantities are limited to a maximum of 20kg or 20L of a single item.

Lake Macquarie City Council’s Manager Waste Services Paul Collins says that the Chemical CleanOut is an opportunity for residents to dispose of possibly hazardous materials safely and at no cost.

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.

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,” said Mr. Collins.

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.

Do not mix chemicals and if possible leave in original containers. All containers must be labelled and well-sealed.

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

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