Chemicals cleaned out by hundreds

first_imgChemicals cleaned out by hundreds Hundreds of residents dropped off more than 35 tonnes of chemical waste at Council’s annual Chemical CleanOut over the weekend, making it one of the most successful events yet.The annual event gives residents the chance to dispose of their unwanted hazardous chemicals around their homes or garages including household cleaners, pesticides and herbicides, poisons, pool chemicals and much more.Mayor of Camden, Cr Theresa Fedeli, said it was fantastic to see almost 1,000 cars attend and take advantage of the service.“As a community we produce all types of waste around our house and Council is committed to helping our residents dispose of their waste correctly,” Cr Fedeli said.“It is important as a community that we continue doing the right thing to help keep our environment in pristine condition.“I have received some great feedback from the community about the Chemical CleanOut and how great it was.”Council runs, and supports, a number of waste services for residents to take advantage of, including:Three free kerbside collection services per residential property, per financial year;A battery recycling program, in partnership with Campbelltown and Wollondilly Councils;A free quarterly recycling drop-off day, to help manage the extra recycling material;A free Electronic-waste service available to residents and small businesses; andThe NSW Government’s Return and Earn program, for eligible drink containers.For more information, future Chemical CleanOut events and how to dispose of your waste correctly, go to camden.nsw.gov.au/waste-services /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:battery, Camden, Camden Council, Campbelltown, Chemical, community, council, environment, future, Government, house, local council, NSW, property, recycling, recycling program, Small Businesslast_img read more