Free household hazardous waste collection day

Here is an opportunity to clear your home of unwanted chemicals before Christmas.

Burnie and surrounding North-West residents can rid their homes of unwanted chemicals for free by dropping them off at the Burnie Waste Management Centre on Sunday December 4, 2011 between 10am and 2pm.

Mayor Steve Kons said, “Everyone has out-of-date or unwanted household products kept in their kitchen, bathroom, laundry, garage or garden shed. This is a great opportunity to dispose of them safely and for free.”
The chemical drop-off day is part of ChemSafe Homes Tasmania program.

“It’s best to pack the chemicals in to a sturdy box and transport them in the boot of your car safely to the Waste Management Centre,” Mayor Kons said.

Accepted products include all household horticultural chemicals such as pesticides, herbicides and fertiliser, cleaning chemicals, motoring products such as fuels, lubricant, coolants, brake and transmission fluids, paint, solvents, thinners, poisons, gas cylinders, fluoro globes, aerosol cans, batteries and other dangerous chemicals.

View a full list of suitable chemicals that can be disposed for free as part of this drop off day.

The Waste Management Centre can be found at 289 Mooreville Road, Burnie.

For further information please contact

Libby Jowett
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728