Primary producers in the Burdekin will be able to dispose of any unwanted chemicals in June when ChemClear comes to town.
Burdekin Shire Council Environment and Health Manager Tracy Jensen said the national program was an excellent way for farmers and graziers to dispose of rural chemicals in a safe and responsible manner.
“All they have to do is register the chemicals for collection with ChemClear, then bring them to the Ayr Waste Transfer Station on the nominated day,” she said.
“Producers need to lodge their registrations before the middle of April as only registered out-of-date or unwanted products will be collected.
“All of the successful registrations are acknowledged by email or post and a reference number relating to each of Group 1 and 2 chemical registrations will be provided by ChemClear.
“Group 1 chemicals are currently-registered products from participating manufacturers and are accepted free of charge, while Group 2 involves chemicals that are unlabelled, unregistered or obsolete, and include a fee-per-litre for disposal.”
Miss Jensen said ChemClear worked hand-in-hand with councils across Queensland to remove unwanted and out-of-date agricultural and veterinary chemicals.
“The last Queensland-wide collection was two years ago and I would urge local primary producers to take advantage of this year’s event,” she said.
To register for the collection, call ChemClear on 1800 008 182 or log on to www.chemclear.com.au.