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Householders across Clare are being encouraged to avail of an upcoming opportunity to dispose of their hazardous domestic waste free of charge.

Clare County Council’s environment section are operating a drop-off day at the Central Waste Management Facility, Inagh this Saturday (September 18th) from 8:30am to 1:00pm.

Waste items including household aerosols, oil filters, old medicines, household detergents, pesticides/herbicides, fluorescent tubes, paint strippers and cleaners, paints and varnishes, cooking and engine oils, can be deposited during the drop-off day. Hazardous waste from commercial operators will not be accepted on the day.

Executive engineer in the Council’s environment section, Maria Carey explained that the drop-off day offers a chance to dispose of hazardous wastes “in a manner that protects human health and the environment”.

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She added, “The service is being provided free of charge to householders only for listed items. Householders are being reminded that each waste type brought must be clearly identifiable, segregated and packaged to avoid leaks and minimise risks”.

Reduction of the amount of chemical-based products used in the home is also to be encouraged, environment awareness officer with the local authority, Karen Foley advised. “Greener living guides can be downloaded from www.mywaste.ie or alternatively contact our Greener Clare team, at 065 6846331 or via email greenerclare@clarecoco.ie, where a hard copy of these guides can be provided,” concluded Ms Foley.

The one-day event is funded through the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications, Anti-Dumping Initiative.

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