Chemical Disposal

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judyjolly
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Chemical Disposal

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Hello everyone
I need some advice about finding a conractor - (Newcastle area) for ongoing disposal of chemical waste such as some old chemicals and photographic fixers and developers. :?
How are other state schools managing this issue currently? :?:
judy
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kimmy
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School: Quirindi High School
Suburb: Quirindi
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chemical disposal

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Find out when your local tip has a chemical clean up and you may find that they will take a certain amount free of charge. The only problem most of these clean up days are Saturday or Sunday so you may need to do a bit of overtime - but this is a free service normally so it is worth it - and it helps with the budget.
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Cin
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Chemical Disposal

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There is a waste contractor in Newcastle. Graham Williams 0413453773.
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judyjolly
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chemical disposal

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Hi Kimmy and Cin

:-) Thanks so much for your suggestions. I have previously contacted the council but they're not prepared to take school chemicals these days, so I'll go with the contractor.
thanks again
Judy
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Chris2
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We also have a council clean up and and you say they dont classify schools as being general public so what we are going to do is use lots of boxes and get individual staff to take a box each to the clean up!!! Cheating is allowed sometimes!!
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lizzieb
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Re: Chemical Disposal

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We obtained a price list from the Council coordinator, and found the charges were very reasonable eg.
Acids & alkalis - $1.65/L
Flammable liquids - $1.21/L
Unknown liquids/solids - $8.80/L or Kg
Glad it's gone!
Liz

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Dee
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School: Gosford Selective High School
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Re: Chemical Disposal

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I believe that the department is supposed to organise another pickup when the updated CSIS package comes out this year, so if you are willing to wait you will get a free pick up. I am hanging for this as the quote I got for disposal was well over $3,000 - yep old school, heaps of old stock even after a huge pickup in 2000. I am getting more and more ruthless - the theory being if I haven't used it in 2 years we don't need it and some of the stuff is from the '70's and '80's, and also it is so easy these days to order new (fresh!!!!!) chemicals and get them within a few days.
Dee
RosalieL
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Can anyone update recommendations for a chemical waste company for Newcastle/Port Stephens area? Is it worth combining with other local schools for waste collection? This is my first time needing to organise a collection so any advice is welcome!
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KassH
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School: SPC KMPSY
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Hi Rosalie I'm on mid north coast NSW. We used CleanAway last year and combined with other schools in our area to make transport cheaper. Well worth sharing the transport costs as that was the majority of our bill!
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