Cleanout collects 35 tonnes of waste

Published Wednesday, 26th August 2015

Fairfield City residents embraced the opportunity to dispose of their hazardous goods at the Council’s annual Chemical CleanOut Day on Sunday 16 October.

Residents dropped off 35.09 tonnes of waste – 462kg more than last year. 

A combined initiative of Fairfield City Council and the Environment Protection Authority, the Annual CleanOut Day aims to provide residents with the opportunity to safely dispose old, unwanted and leftover chemicals.

This year Council also afforded residents the opportunity to dispose of e-waste - old and unwanted electrical or electronic devices such as mobile phones and computers, fridges and microwaves.

Fairfield City Council Mayor Frank Carbone was very pleased with the response.

“We had an excellent day,” Mayor Carbone said. “I’d like to thank those residents who chose to take advantage of the day for their patience, considering the long queues.”

A total of 800 vehicles visited Fairfield Showground in Prairiewood to drop off a variety of goods.

The Top Five items collected were:

  1. Paint (water based) – 14.485 tonnes
  2. Paint (oil based) – 6.593 tonnes
  3. Oil – 4.693 tonnes
  4. Batteries (lead acid) – 2.917 tonnes
  5. Gas cylinders (propane) – 2.557 tonnes

ENDS

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