Chemical CleanOut and Garage Sale Trail success

Published on 18 December 2018

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The Household Chemical CleanOut event has returned “phenomenal results”, Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne said.

“We had 1660 residents attend the event, with more than 68,400 kilograms of chemicals being dropped off across a two-day period,” Mayor Byrne said.

“This is a fantastic result and it shows that our residents are dedicated to keeping our Shire clean and healthy”.

“Disposing of household chemicals safely reduces the risk of hazardous chemicals contaminating our waterways and soils, while keeping our local environment pristine for years to come,” Mayor Byrne added.

The Household Chemical CleanOut is a free service which allows residents to dispose of household chemicals, many of which could cause harm if disposed in a regular garbage collection or tipped down the drain. These chemicals include motor oils, pool chemicals, paints and pesticides, as well as fluorescent tubes, batteries and gas bottles.

To add to the gleaming results, 37 garage sales and two group sales were held during the reuse initiative, Garage Sale Trail.  

“I want to thank everyone who participated in this two-day event and I hope you also managed to find a great bargain or uncover a hidden gem,” Mayor Byrne added.

The nation-wide initiative, now in its eighth year, promotes community connectedness and provides a novel way for residents to declutter, reduce waste, make money and fundraise for a charity or organisation of their choice.

For more information on waste and recycling initiatives, visit The Hills Shire Council website