ChemClear Collection Heads to Queensland
Mar 04, 2015
Register before 27 March!
ChemClear is forecasting a record breaking collection when it heads to Queensland this year.
The collection, due to run through May and June, will be ChemClear’s 6th visit to Queensland. National Program Manager Lisa Nixon believes that the totals will surpass all previous collections undertaken in the state.
“We have had a lot of interest already from primary producers and other agvet chemical users who have registered over 25 tonnes of surplus stock over the last 12 months for disposal. We are expecting this figure to rise above 35 tonnes when the booking line closes for this collection,” Lisa said.
The program is calling on all waste holders in Queensland to register their unwanted chemicals for the collection.
This year’s collection is partly funded by the QLD Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. The funding will be used to subsidise the costs to primary producers registering their out of date, deregistered and unknown agvet chemicals through the ChemClear program.
To date, a total of 141 600 L of hazardous chemicals have been collected for safe disposal from Queensland. Ninety eight per cent of the chemical collected is used as an alternative fuel source in the manufacturing of cement. The majority of chemical collected is destroyed in kilns which reach temperatures in excess of 1800°C.
Register your unwanted chemicals for disposal before 27 March in time for the May - June ChemClear collection.
To register for ChemClear’s next run, please call the hotline on 1800 008 182 or visit www.chemclear.com.au.