Monday 16 July, 2012
Residents of the Tamworth region have a chance to dispose of unused or old rural and household chemicals the right way this weekend.
Northern Inland Regional Waste is working with the NSW Environment Protection Authority and Tamworth Regional Council to provide drop off centres for old and leftover chemicals.
Tamworth Waste Management Facility on Forest Road, Tamworth, is a chemical collection point on Saturday 21 July from 9am to 4pm.
Barraba Waste Management Facility on Whittens Lane, Barraba will be a collection point on Sunday 22 July from 1.30pm to 4pm.
Items which will be accepted as part of the chemical collection include: Paint and paint-related products, pesticides, herbicides, poisons, solvents, household cleaners, motor fuels and fluids, smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, pool chemicals, hobby chemicals and fluorescent tubes.
Tamworth Regional Council Waste Education Officer Angela Dodson said the collection was a great opportunity for householders or rural producers to dispose of unwanted chemicals in a safe way.
‘Many of us have some sort of chemical we have been meaning to get rid of and this weekend’s collection makes it very easy to do,’ she said. ‘Chemicals can be quite a hazard when left laying around.’
The first 20 kilograms of chemicals can be brought into the collection points for free.
Anyone with more than 50 kilograms of chemicals to dispose of should call council on 6767 5555 before the collection days.