Cancelled chemical cleanout Covid casualty

Eurobodalla Council has cancelled its Household Chemical Cleanout, which was scheduled for the October long weekend.

“Due to the changing Covid situation we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s event,” Council’s waste services manager Nathan Ladmore said.

“We are in discussions with our regional waste group of councils to look at whether we can reschedule. In the meantime, please don’t put harmful chemicals down the drain, into the environment, or into your household bins.

“Save them up and after lockdown you can take things like motor oil, gas bottles, paint cans and more, to the Community Recycling Centre at the Surf Beach Waste Management Facility.”

Mr Ladmore said Council had received a number of concerns from residents about waste facilities being closed to the general public during lockdown.

“Council will continue to monitor NSW Health advice and will consider transitioning to normal operations when the local COVID situation eases to ensure we can operate in a COVID-safe way,” he said.

“The waste facilities are an essential service to our shire and if an outbreak should occur then the site/s will likely have to close and may not be accessible to anyone.

“Those not on Council’s domestic garbage collection and commercial operators are exempt and can continue to use the facility.”

For more information phone Council’s waste services team on 4474 1024 or visit

Above: Eurobodalla Council’s Household Chemical Cleanout, scheduled for Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma on the October long weekend, has been cancelled.

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