Get rid of unwanted household chemicals free of charge in Moree October 19

MOREE residents can dispose of unwanted household chemicals during the upcoming Household Chemical CleanOut at the Moree Waste Management Facility on Wednesday, October 19.

Organised by Northern Inland Regional Waste (NIRW) and supported by local Councils and the NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy, helps residents get rid of unwanted, old and unknown chemicals from the kitchen and laundry cupboards and out in the garage which are gathering dust and becoming unstable.

Council’s Waste Officer Tahra Sayers said the annual Chemical CleanOut is a vitally important community service which benefits both the environment and the health and safety of people of Moree Plains.cropped20paint20cans20in20trailer

“Check cupboards and the garage for any old or unwanted chemicals including paints, solvents, pesticides and other hazardous products like cleaners and poisons,” Ms Sayers said.

“Products like gas bottles, fluorescent globes, fire extinguishers, oils and batteries will also be accepted.”

“Leftover chemicals, up to 20 litres or 20kgs, can be dropped off to the Moree Waste Facility for free,” she said.

Remember, keeping old chemicals stored in the cupboard or shed presents an unnecessary risk to your family, livestock, pets and the environment.