Free Chemical CleanOut for flood recovery

To help flood affected community members, free Flood Recovery – Chemical CleanOut events will be held in June. The events are intended to support flood affected community members of the Hawkesbury, The Hills, Hornsby and the Central Coast. The events will be run by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (NSW EPA) in conjunction with Hawkesbury City Council and The Hills Shire Council.

Hawkesbury City Council and the NSW EPA have nominated Pitt Town, Wisemans Ferry and Wilberforce as the three locations for the Flood Recovery – Chemical CleanOut events. The events will be held on:

  • Tuesday, 1 June
    • 8am to 11am, Pitt Town & District Sports Club
  • 2pm to 4pm, Wisemans Ferry Carpark, Off Northern Rd
  • Wednesday, 2 June
    • 8am to 1pm, Woodlands Oval, Wilberforce.

At the Chemical CleanOut events, flood affected community members will be able to safely dispose of any potentially hazardous household chemicals. These include household cleaners and solvents, batteries, fluorescent globes and tubes. paint and paint related products, pesticides and herbicides, poisons, gas bottles, fire extinguishers, pool chemicals, hobby chemicals, acids and alkalis, car batteries, motor oils, fuels and fluids.

Only items up to a maximum size of 20 litres or 20 kilograms can be dropped off.

Hawkesbury City Council thanks the NSW EPA and The Hills Shire Council for their assistance towards our Flood Recovery.

These services adhere to NSW Government COVID-19 advice and protocols. Before attending a Chemical CleanOut event, please place all materials in the rear of the vehicle. On arrival, please remain in the vehicle and a contractor will open your boot and collect the items. Onsite contractors will be wearing personal protective equipment and following physical distancing measures.

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