Drop off unwanted chemicals
RESIDENTS can clear out their homes while playing their part in protecting the environment by safely disposing of unwanted household chemicals for free on Saturday, February 15.
Tonnes of household chemicals – including left-over paint, pesticides, gas bottles, pool chemicals, smoke detectors, car batteries, fluorescent light globes and tubes, and oils – are expected to be dropped off at the biannual Chemical Clean-Out in the Campsie Customer Service car park in Shakespeare Street, Campsie, 9am-3.30pm.
Important tips for transporting your household chemicals to the drop off location:
• Don’t mix chemicals;
• Wherever possible, keep all chemicals in their original containers;
• Ensure containers are clearly labelled;
• Wrap containers holding liquids securely in newspaper, place in sturdy bags and then in a plastic bucket or tray; and
• Transport chemicals in the boot of your car.
For more, visit cb.city/cleanout
Mardi Gras debut event invite
THE eighth annual ‘Feel the Love’ Mardi Gras reception will be held tomorrow night at Marrickville Library and Pavilion.
The theme for this year’s event is ‘Welcome Here’, which aims to ensure that the sexuality and gender diverse community feel safe, accepted and welcome in the Inner West.
Everyone’s invited to enjoy a performance by Newtown’s Welcome Choir, chat to the stall holders and enjoy light refreshments.
DJ ‘The Outlaw Jody Wales’ also features.
Then on Tuesday, February 11, Inner West Council will also host the Mardi Gras Official Flag Raising Ceremony at Lackey Street Piazza, Summer Hill, 6-7pm.
The Summer Hill Rainbow Crossing (the first permanent rainbow crossing in NSW) will be available to be ‘chalked in’ by children, families and community members with messages of love and support.