Upper Hunter Shire Council is urging farmers and other agvet chemical users to safely dispose of their unwanted chemicals through the next ChemClear program.
To join the program waste holders must take an inventory and register with the program on or before close of business 2 September to be included in the collection to be held in October and November 2016.
To register your unwanted chemicals call the hotline on 1800 008 182 or visit www.chemclear.com.au
Once you have registered the ChemClear team will collaborate with Council to arrange a centrally-located collection site for Upper Hunter registrants to drop off their chemicals.
The exact date and location of the ChemClear drop off will be advised in October.
Don’t leave leftover chemicals for the next person, manager or generation to deal with, book them in now.
ChemClear collects chemicals classified as either Group 1 which are collected free or Group 2 where there is a cost.
Group 1 are collected free of charge as a levy has been paid on these products at the point of sale. Participating manufacturers’ chemical drums display a logo which denotes to the ChemClear and drumMUSTER program eligibility. 121 manufacturers of agvet chemical are voluntary members of the program..
Group 2 chemicals include unlabelled, out of date, deregistered or mixed chemicals and chemicals from non-participating manufacturers. Group 2 products attract a fee per litre charge for disposal.
Ninety eight per cent of the chemical collected is used as an alternative fuel source in the manufacturing of cement. Most of the material is destroyed in kilns which reach temperatures in excess of 1800°C.
Domestic household chemicals can be disposed of during CleanOut to be held on 26 November 2016 in Murrurundi.
For more information contact Council’s Solid Waste Coordinator Coleen Brown on 02 6540 1109 or ColeenBrown@upperhunter.nsw.gov.au
Upper Hunter Shire Council
Phone: 02 6540 1100
Fax: 02 6545 2671
Upper Hunter Shire Council is a local government authority and provides an extensive array of services including health and building; town planning; aged care; sporting and recreational facilities; roads; libraries; garbage collection; airport facilities; saleyards; public venues; water; children, youth and families and tourist information.