Why wait until Spring to have a good clean out around the house? Autumn is the perfect time to get cleaning, especially with Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday, March 4.
To help you get in the ‘clean up’ spirit, Penrith Council’s Waste Services team are holding two free events to help you get rid of your problematic waste.
Sunday, March 4 is Council’s Electronic Waste Drop-Off Day. You can bring your unwanted electrical items to Jamison Park between 9am and 3.30pm and Council staff will recycle the items for you, for free.
The Chemical Drop-Off Days will be held the following weekend, on Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11. You can bring old household cleaners, paint products, pool chemicals, batteries, gas bottles and oils to Jamison Park for free and safe disposal between 9am and 3.30pm both days.
The Chemical Drop-Off event is hosted by Council, and run by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The entrance to both drop-off days is via Jamison Road, and Council urges all other park users to avoid this entrance on the day to avoid getting caught in the queue and traffic.
Penrith Mayor John Thain said these events are great initiatives and praised residents for their commitment to recycling.
“Council runs these events every year and we consistently see large quantities of waste being recycled or safely disposed of. It’s vital to the health of our City and residents that we recycle what we can and keep anything toxic out of landfill so we’re not damaging the land,” he said.
“And I know our Waste Services team work hard to improve the process each year so it’s as quick and easy as possible for residents.
“If you have any electronic waste or chemicals sitting around at home, I encourage you to take it along to these events.”