Gympie Regional Council coordinates household hazardous waste drop off days for residents to dispose of minor quantities of household chemicals.
Disposing of hazardous chemicals in wheelie bins is not safe as they can be flammable, corrosive, explosive or toxic. These materials can potentially cause fires in bins or garbage trucks and create a hazard for truck drivers and the community. These chemicals should also not be tipped down the drain as they can disrupt the function of wastewater treatment plants and are toxic to the environment.
The next Hazardous Wast Drop Off Day is being held at Bunnings Gympie on Saturday 16th November 2019 from 9am to 12pm.
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