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Time for a chemical cleanout in the Cradle Coast

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Households across the Cradle Coast can safely clean out old and unwanted laundry, hobby, home and garden chemicals and bring them for safe disposal at a series of Waste Transfer Station events this Spring and Summer.

The Cradle Coast Waste Management Group (CCWMG) has organised drop-off events as a free service for residents. Residents from anywhere within the seven council areas of Waratah-Wynyard, Circular Head, Burnie, Central Coast, Devonport, Latrobe and Kentish are welcome to attend any of the events.

Thursday 3 March 202212pm – 4pmWhite Hills Waste Transfer Station. 22475 Bass Highway, Smithton
Sunday 20 February 202210am – 2pmBurnie Waste Management Centre.  289 Mooreville Rd., Burnie
Saturday 19 February 202210am – 4pmCentral Coast Resource Recovery Centre. Lobster Creek Rd, Ulverstone
Saturday 19 February 202211am – 3pmDevonport Waste Transfer Station. Bay Drive (off Mersey Rd.), Spreyton
Thursday 24 February 202212pm – 4pmSheffield Waste Transfer Station.  East Victoria St., Sheffield
Thursday 10 March 202212pm 4pmPort Sorell Waste Transfer Station. Hawk Hill Rd (off Alexander St), Port Sorell
Sunday 20th February 202210am – 2pmWynyard Waste Transfer Station. Goldie St, Wynyard

Items accepted at the events include:
• solvents and household cleaners;
• floor care products;
• ammonia-based cleaners;
• pesticides and herbicides;
• poisons;
• pool chemicals;
• hobby chemicals; and
• acids and alkalis.

Unused chemicals pose a risk in landfill and are not permitted in kerbside recycling. The free events are the best way to clean out household chemicals that are no longer needed or are beyond their use by date.

Please note:

No early or late drop-offs can be accepted. Residents are encouraged to talk with neighbours or friends to arrange shared delivery if unable to attend at the scheduled times.

Individual items brought for disposal must be no larger than 20 kilograms or 20 litres each.

These household hazardous waste events are made possible by a voluntary waste levy recovered at three council-owned landfills in North West Tasmania. All levy funds are reinvested by the Cradle Coast Waste Management Group in services across the region to reduce landfill waste and improve the recovery of re-usable materials.