Mayo County Council encourages householders to avail of Free

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Mayo County Council encourages householders to avail of
Free ‘Chemcar’ Collection.
Mayo County Council is providing a free collection of household hazardous waste for the Claremorris
Area on Saturday May 11th. This ‘chemcar’ collection will be an opportunity for householders and
farmers to dispose of waste materials such as old paints, household and garden chemicals, cleaning
agents, batteries, waste oil and household and farm medicines.
The collection will take place in the Council car park at the rear of the Square in Claremorris from 10am
until 2pm and is intended to assist the local community in disposing of hazardous waste in a safe and
environmentally friendly way.
Sharon Cameron, Environment Awareness Officer with Mayo County Council encourages people from
the local area to avail of this opportunity - “The chemcar collection is a great opportunity for the public
to dispose correctly of the nastier types of waste that they may have lying around the house or farm. It is
important that waste such as old paints, medicines, cleaning agents and garden chemicals are disposed
of correctly and are not poured down drains and sinks or placed in refuse bins. We ask the public to bring
their hazardous waste clearly labelled in original containers”
Hazardous waste poses a substantial threat to public health and the environment if not disposed of
correctly. Like regular waste it appears in many forms. It includes paints, paint thinners, varnishes,
adhesives, antifreeze, solvents, aerosols, inks, resins, waste engine oil, gear and lubricating oil, weed
killers, fungicides, pesticides and insect killers, poisons, energy-saving light bulbs, fluorescent tubes,
batteries, waste medicines, printer cartridges, polishes, metal cleaners, drain cleaners and oven
cleaners. These products all contain substances that are poisonous, corrosive or flammable.
Further details of this special collection can be got by contacting Sharon Cameron, Environment
Awareness Officer with Mayo County Council on 094 9024444 or e mail [email protected]
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