Chemical cleanout day held at Gosford
Central Coast Council is hosting a Chemical Cleanout day on Saturday, September 16, and Sunday, September 17.
The venue for the entire southern area of the local government area, including the Peninsula, is Gosford Showground.
Council administrator Mr Ian Reynolds said Chemical Cleanout day was a free service for the safe disposal of a range of common household chemicals, many of which could cause harm if not disposed of correctly.
"Keeping old chemicals can increase the risk of poisoning around the home," Mr Reynolds said.
"Putting chemicals in your garbage bin or even pouring small amounts on to the ground or down drains, which is illegal, can pollute the environment and may cause harm to human health, plants and animals," he said.
"Even unknown or unidentified chemicals will be accepted for identification and correct disposal."
Materials such as pool chemicals, car batteries, acids and alkalis, solvents, pesticides, chemical cleaners, motor oils, herbicides, paints, hobby chemicals, gas bottles, fire extinguishers, fluorescent lights and household cleaners can be dropped off during the event.
Only household quantities can be accepted, up to a maximum of 20 litres or 20 kilograms container size.
Residents are encouraged to transport materials carefully, in their original container, and remain in their vehicle at the collection site at the Gosford Showground.
Chemicals can be dropped off between 9am and 3:30pm on either September 16 or 17 at the Gosford Showground carpark.
This project is a NSW Environmental Protection Authority Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.
Media release, 31 Aug 2017
Ian Reynolds, Central Coast Council