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Councils unite for Hazardous Household Waste Collection Day

For the first time, Adelaide City Council and Zero Waste SA will be joined by Unley and Mitcham Councils for a Hazardous Household Waste Collection Day on Saturday 24 November.

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For the first time, Adelaide City Council and Zero Waste SA will be joined by Unley and Mitcham Councils for a Hazardous Household Waste Collection Day on Saturday 24 November.

A Collection Centre for residents of all three Council areas will be set up at the Royal Adelaide Show Grounds Waste Centre between 8 am and 3 pm on the day.

Last year almost 300 cars visited the drive-through service at Adelaide City Council’s Green Waste Centre dropping off a total of 7,900 kilograms of chemicals to be disposed of in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.

“This is a great way for households to get rid of chemicals or any hazardous waste that may be lying around their homes,” Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood said.

“It’s also a good opportunity to have a clean-up while looking after the environment. Many people don’t realise they shouldn’t put things like nail polish or fertiliser in the normal waste.”

“Partnering with Unley and Mitcham Councils really shows what can be achieved on a local government level through sharing information and resources.”

“This free disposal day, reflects Mitcham’s vision for a safe, healthy, tolerant and prosperous community, living and working in harmony with the environment," said Michael Picton, Mayor of the City of Mitcham.

Licensed waste management contractors, coordinated by Zero Waste SA, will set up and monitor the drive-through collection point and will properly dispose of the hazardous waste at the end of the day.

Council staff will also be available on the day to help with directions and unload the chemicals under supervision.

The collection centre will accept most household items with the exception of asbestos, business and industrial waste, explosives or ammunition, tyres, empty containers, or radioactive materials.

The Hazardous Waste Collection Centre will be located at the Royal Adelaide Showgrounds, Stirling Angus Hall and entry is via Rose Terrace, Wayville.

For information about hazardous waste collection visit adelaidecitycouncil.com or contact Adelaide City Council Customer Service Centre on 8203 7203 or Zero Waste SA on 8204 1961.

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