It is that time of the year when we all do a little spring cleaning. Clean out the shed or garage of all those unwanted toxic chemicals that aren’t being used or have passed their used by date. The safest way to dispose of potentially hazardous household chemicals is at a ‘Household Chemical CleanOut’ event. Forbes is taking part in this great free event again this year on 19th October.
You can take household quantities of the following household chemicals and items to Forbes Shire Council storage yard in Young Street between the hours of 10am to 1pm. A maximum of 20 litres or 20 kilograms of a single item including:
• Solvents and household cleaners
• Floor care products
• Ammonia-based cleaners
• Pesticides and herbicides
• Pool chemicals
• Hobby chemicals
• Motor fuels
• Fluorescent globes and tubes
• Acids and alkalis
• Smoke detectors
• Paint and paint-related products
• Gas bottles
• Fire extinguishers
• Car and household batteries
• Motor oils and cooking oils
Please make sure you handle and transport chemicals carefully.
It is advised never to mix chemicals as this may produce dangerous reactions so keep all chemicals in their original containers.
Ensure the containers are clearly labelled and well-sealed. If you don’t know the contents, label the container “unknown chemical”.
Keep toxic household chemicals away from passengers, for example, by placing them in the boot of your car.
Contact Council on 6850 2300 to find out more details.