Chemical CleanOut resumes

Household Chemical CleanOut events are returning to the Central Coast, following a break due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A clean out is planned at Mount Penang Event Park at Kariong from 9am-3,30pm on August 1 and 2.

The free service, run jointly by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and local councils, provides a safe way to dispose of potentially hazardous household items such as paint, oils and cleaning products.

Coast residents who have taken advantage of the period of social isolation to de-clutter their homes will be able to dispose of problem wastes at no cost.

Household quantities of many chemicals and items – up to a maximum of 20 litres or 20 kilograms of a single item – can be disposed of at the CleanOut event.

These include: car and household batteries; fire extinguishers; gas bottles; smoke detectors, acids and alkalis; pesticides and herbicides; pool chemicals; and fluorescent globes and tubes.

Due to COVID-19, residents are asked to place all materials in the rear of their vehicle.

On arrival, residents should remain in their vehicle as a contractor collects items.

Contractors onsite will be wearing personal protective equipment and following social distancing measures.

Media release, Jun 10
NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment