Book now for chemical collection

COLLECTION: ChemClear contracted chemists will take charge of farm chemicals for secure and environmentally sound disposal. Picture: Supplied
COLLECTION: ChemClear contracted chemists will take charge of farm chemicals for secure and environmentally sound disposal. Picture: Supplied

Growers, farmers and chemical users throughout the South Australia have until April 27 to book their unwanted chemicals with chemical disposal service ChemClear, for the statewide collection in June.

ChemClear program manager Frank Wimmler said farmers often ended up with chemicals they could not reuse and property owners may inherit chemicals when they buy land, when they switch crops, or buy specific use chemicals for one-off pest events.

“Farmers have huge expenses and need to use all chemicals they purchase when possible, so they’re making great decisions when they buy what they need and use ChemClear to dispose of their leftover products,” he said.

“It’s easy to get involved, simply make a list of all surplus and unknown chemicals, then contact ChemClear or go to our online registration portal to book them for the upcoming collection before April 27.”

ChemClear is trialing a joint collection with MobileMuster, so chemical users can drop off their unwanted mobiles and accessories on their delivery day.

MobileMuster’s Spyro Kalos said the collaboration would make it easy for rural residents to responsibly dispose of mobile phones and chemicals in one collection.

“This is a great initiative that tackles two waste streams and gives residents the opportunity to declutter their home or work space in a safe, secure and environmentally sound way.”

To register visit www.chemclear.org.au or phone 1800 008 182.