Great Lakes Council provide disposal of paints and chemials FEATURED MidCoast LGA (overall news) by Dave Brazier - February 19, 2015February 19, 2015 This Sunday 22 February Great Lakes Council will provide local residents in Stroud, Bulahdelah and Tea Gardens with a free, safe and easy disposal method for any unwanted or out-of-date household chemicals. Hazardous household chemicals eligible for this free collection include items such as pesticides, paint, garden chemicals (eg. weed killers), solvents (eg. paint stripper), household cleaners and chemicals (eg. bleach and detergents), smoke detectors, fluorescent light globes and tubes, household batteries, old gas bottles, pharmaceuticals and fire extinguishers. “Stroud, Bulahdelah and Tea Gardens residents are encouraged to take advantage of this free Clean-Out day by bringing any of the above items to the collection points in their towns,” said Council’s Manager of Waste, Health and Regulatory Services, Mr John Cavanagh. “This service is for domestic quantities of household hazardous chemicals only, with the first 20kg / litres able to be disposed free of charge so now is a great time to clean up the garden shed and laundry cupboard,” said Mr Cavanagh. The collections will take place this Sunday 22 February at: Bulahdelah Waste Transfer Station from 10am – 2pm; Stroud Landfill from 11am to 4pm; Tea Gardens Waste Transfer Station from 12pm – 4.30pm. For more information in relation to the collection residents can call Council on 6591 7222 for full details, or check Council’s website. Particular care should be taken to ensure all chemicals are transported safely to the Collection Centre.