1. Home

Chemical disposal day for fire-affected homes

The Tingha district’s ongoing clean-up from the February bushfire will be assisted by a chemical drop-off day at the Tingha Waste Transfer Station on Wednesday 1 May.

Hazardous chemicals and chemical containers, including containers without labels, can be delivered to the transfer station between 9am and 2pm, as part of the ToxFree Household Chemical program.

“The drop-off day will provide a convenient disposal option for residents impacted by the Tingha Plateau fire, while ensuring hazardous chemicals are managed in a way that is safe and environmentally friendly,” Armidale Regional Council Mayor Simon Murray said.

“Damage to containers by the fire and the disarray that typically follows a natural disaster can contribute to the issue of hazardous chemicals on properties. A number of fire-affected Tingha households will be looking to safely dispose of chemicals and unidentified containers as part of their ongoing clean-ups.”

Residents utilising the drop-off day will need to provide ToxFree with information on where unlabelled chemicals were stored, to assist with their management.

“The chemical disposal service is just one of the ways service providers are continuing to assist residents in what can be a long process to recover from the February blaze,” Cr Murray said.

“The Armidale and Inverell councils are working together, in conjunction with the Office of Emergency Management and other agencies, to ensure people get the ongoing support needed.”

Further information is available here

Latest stories

News

Council’s response to Coronavirus
On advice from State and Federal Governments Armidale Regional Council is implementing a number of social distancing policies and temporary public facility closures to ensure the safety of our community and to Council staff.
App gives easier access to Council services
Many Council services and updates are now even easier to access thanks to additions and improvements to the Council online app.
Water restrictions
Armidale is currently on Level 4 water restrictions and Guyra is on Level 5.
Armidale Regional Council CEO Susan Law announces resignation
Armidale Regional Council CEO Susan Law has today tendered her resignation effective from 30 July 2020.
Council celebrates new Regional NSW office announcement
A NSW Government decision to establish a new Department of Regional NSW office in Armidale has been welcomed by Council’s Chief Executive Officer, Susan Law, as another very welcome boost to the region.
Let there be light at Harris Park
The Harris Park Sportsfields are one step closer to being lit up, with preliminary work to supply and erect field lighting now underway on the $350,000 project.
Hydrogeology report indicates no connection between bores and Mother of Ducks
A ground water supply network being constructed in Guyra is guided by a specialist hydrogeologist report which advises there are “no recognised groundwater dependent ecosystems” near the bore sites, Council’s General Manager Businesses, Scot MacDonald, reaffirmed today.
Safety first as Armidale Regional Airport readies for security screening & further enhancement
Air safety for regional passengers flying in and out of Armidale Regional Airport will be improved with funding of $1.8 million from the Federal Government’s Aviation and Maritime Safety and Security Program to install security screening.
Many information sessions for Budget insight
Community members will have plenty of opportunities to find out more about Armidale Regional Council’s Draft 2020/21 Budget and Operational Plan, with Council representatives preparing to hit the road and the internet for an extensive series of information sessions.
World class landfill secures Armidale region’s waste for 50 years
Proposed new charges and harmonisation for Waste Services
Draft 2020/21 Budget and Operational Plan on exhibition from tomorrow
A resilient Budget designed to counter the triple body blows of drought, bushfires and COVID-19 will go on display when Council puts its 2020/21 Budget and Operational Plan on public exhibition from tomorrow Friday 19 June.
Interim Administrator Minute
For the next three months while I am the Interim Administrator of Armidale Regional Council, residents may be assured that I will do my best to independently serve in an honest, open and transparent way, ensuring all voices are heard.
Introduction of annual permits from July 1
Introduction of annual permits for non-desexed cats and dangerous/restricted dogs