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Chemical clean out at Bellambi

WOLLONGONG City Council’s annual chemical collection day will be held at Bellambi this Saturday.

The day is a collaborative project with the Office of Environment and Heritage.

Council warns to transport chemical materials carefully so they don’t leak or break, and remain in your vehicle at the drop off site.

The next clean out collection date is on Saturday March 17 from 9am – 3.30pm at the Bellambi Recreation Area car park, entry from end of Bott Drive, Bellambi.

Only household quantities up to 20kg or 20 litres will be accepted.

You can bring:
• Solvents and household cleaners

• Paint and paint related products
• Floor care products

• Pesticides and herbicides
• Ammonia based cleaners

• Poisons
• Fluorescent globes and tubes

• Gas bottles
• Car batteries

• Fire extinguishers
• Motor oils, fuels and fluids

• Pool chemicals
• Hobby chemicals

• Acids and alkalis

For more information visit the Clean Out page on Council’s website, or call the Environment Line on 131 555.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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