Two haz­ardous waste col­lec­tions to take place

Wicklow People (Arklow) - - NEWS -

HAZ­ARDOUS waste col­lec­tions for house­hold ma­te­ri­als will take place in both Arklow and Wick­low town dur­ing the month of Novem­ber.

The col­lec­tion takes place at Arklow Re­cy­cling Cen­tre at Emo­clew Road on Satur­day, Novem­ber 10, from 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The col­lec­tion at the Mur­rough Re­cy­cling Cen­tre in Wick­low town takes place on Satur­day, Novem­ber 24, from 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Much of what peo­ple throw in bins is ac­tu­ally haz­ardous waste. These should not be mixed with nor­mal do­mes­tic waste but should be safely stored un­til a haz­ardous waste col­lec­tion takes place.

Among these items, which are wel­come at the above col­lec­tions, are: paints and sol­vents, bat­ter­ies, flu­o­res­cent tubes, fer­tilis­ers, pes­ti­cides and poi­sons, waste medicines, ad­he­sives, inks and resins, caus­tic soda and waste oils, drain clean­ers, clean­ing agents and de­ter­gents, pho­to­graphic chem­i­cals, oven clean­ers, shoe pol­ishes.

The col­lec­tion is be­ing car­ried out by a pri­vate con­trac­tor on be­half of Wick­low County Coun­cil.

As ma­te­ri­als must be kept sep­a­rately, stored and sealed in pro­tec­tive con­tain­ers in the truck and be­cause they are haz­ardous, there is a limit to the space avail­able to store for each type of item dur­ing the col­lec­tion and, there­fore, a limit to the amount that can be taken in.

Ma­te­ri­als may not be left at the lo­ca­tions out­side of col­lec­tion times, oth­er­wise fines for lit­ter­ing will be is­sued.

House­hold bat­ter­ies can be left at any Wick­low County Coun­cil re­cy­cling cen­tre at any time and are part of a free ‘take back scheme’ at all shops sell­ing bat­ter­ies. Paints are taken at Bray and Arklow Re­cy­cling Cen­tres at all times.

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