Primary producers in the Burdekin are being urged to register for this year’s ChemClear program.
Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Bill Lowis said this national program allowed farmers and graziers to dispose of unwanted agvet chemicals in a safe and responsible manner.
“All our farmers and graziers have to do is register the chemicals for collection with ChemClear, then bring them to the Ayr Waste Transfer Station on the nominated day in June,” he said.
“They will need to lodge their registrations before the middle of April as only registered out-of-date or unwanted products will be collected.
“All 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.”
Cr Lowis said Council supported the ChemClear program as it was an excellent opportunity to remove hazardous chemicals from the region.
“The last Queensland-wide collection was two years ago and I would urge local primary producers to take advantage of this year’s event,” he said.
For more information about the ChemClear program or to register for the collection, call ChemClear on 1800 008 182 or log on to www.chemclear.com.au.