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4,334 Kilograms Of Chemicals Collected
More than 4,000 kilograms of unwanted chemicals were disposed of at a chemical collection day...
By Carol McCormack - 25th November 2002 - Back to News
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More than 4,000 kilograms of unwanted chemicals were disposed of at a chemical collection day held recently in Cowes by Bass Coast Shire Council and Ecorecycle.
"Approximately half of the total waste collected was oil or paint," said Peter Roberts, Waste Management Officer with Bass Coast Shire Council. "698 kilograms of batteries were also handed in, about 16 per cent of the total waste collected."
The chemical collection day is held annually in the Shire. It aims to provide local people with the opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted chemicals and other hazardous items.
Peter said that 88 households took advantage of the collection, an increase from 49 last year.
"We are very pleased with the result," said Peter. "Some of the more dangerous chemicals that were collected include 10 litres of nitric acid and some very poisonous pesticides."
· Acids 108kg · Batteries 698kg
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