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Waste Facilities

All waste facilities, including the Moree Waste Management Facility and our village landfills, are currently open in accordance with their usual operating hours.

These facilities are currently operating under social distancing requirements.

Please be mindful that we are focussed on maintenance of our essential services. We kindly request that community members do not present to our waste facilities with large quantities of domestic general, recycling and organic waste as this may affect our ability to deliver our core waste services.

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ChemClearis the national program for the collection and disposal of unwanted currently registered agvet chemicals.聽The objective of the program is to minimise the accumulation of unwanted agvet chemicals held in storage which may create potential risks to the environment, public health and trade. 聽 There are two categories of agvet chemicals that ChemClear collects. 聽

Group Chemical Classifications

Group 1 Chemicals are collected FREE of charge.聽 These chemicals must be currently registered agvet chemicals manufactured by companies participating in the Industry Waste Reduction Scheme and:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 are in their original container

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 the label intact and readable

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 are manufactured by companies participating in the Industry Waste Reduction Scheme

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 are registered, suspended or withdrawn chemicals whose registration has ceased within the past two years

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 are within two years of the chemicals expiration

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 are not held by distributors as unwanted inventory.

聽Group 2 Chemicals are those chemicals that are:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 no longer registered for use (exceeding 2 years from de-registration)

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 unknown

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 unlabelled

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 expired (exceeding 2 years from expiration date)

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 mixed agvet chemicals

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 chemicals from non-participating 聽manufacturers.

Cost 鈥 Group 2

A per lt/kg fee applies for disposal of Group 2 chemicals. A quotation is provided to the waste holder for their consideration prior to a collection being scheduled for pickup of these items.

ChemClear seeks state government funding support for primary producers holding Group 2 chemicals for disposal.聽 ChemClear will advise waste holders on registration if any subsidies are currently available in their state to support Group 2 disposal costs.

Transportation 聽Agvet chemical users registering for the ChemClear service are required to transport their own chemicals to the ChemClear retrieval vehicle at sites nominated in Local Government areas.

ChemClear requests that all chemical users take all care and responsibility for the safe transportation of their agvet chemicals to the nominated ChemClear retrieval point.

If you need help with the packaging and transportation of your chemicals, contact ChemClear on 1800 008 182 to ask for assistance from our specialist team.

Everybody has to comply with the Australian Dangerous Goods Code for the transport of Dangerous Goods by road or rail, unless the following conditions are met:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 The goods are packaged dangerous goods

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 The goods are not, and do not include designated dangerous goods

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 The aggregate quantity of the dangerous goods in the load is less than 25 per cent of a placard load.

Ute it, Don鈥檛 Boot It

Always be sure to transport chemicals in the back of a ute or truck and definitely do not place them in the boot of a car or in the back of a station wagon.

Other important things to remember are:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 any incompatible chemicals should be packaged individually and separated from each other during transportation;

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 do not transport OCP鈥檚 or other pesticides with food, animal feed or consumer goods

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 check container integrity to ensure there is no leakage

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 if additional containment is required, small containers stored in a cut-down plastic or steel drums, or, a sealed plastic bag around a leaking bottle can be used

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 do not expose containers to excessive moisture or heat

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 always wear protective clothing and equipment when handling chemicals Further Information:

Take me to Chemclear website