Warren congratulates Council Rock School District on chemical cleanup efforts

HARRISBURG, Aug. 6 – State Rep. Perry Warren congratulated Council Rock School District for participating in the Department of Environmental Protection’s 2018 chemical cleanout.

Council Rock is one of 11 schools or districts in seven counties to participate in the 2017-18 Schools Chemical Cleanout Campaign.

To be eligible to apply for a one-time cleanout, schools must complete the Department of Environmental Protection’s chemical management training and complete a laboratory chemical inventory. The department then coordinates a chemical cleanout event over the summer, when hazardous and nonhazardous wastes are transported to the appropriate permitted disposal facilities.

“I’m pleased to see Council Rock School District taking the proactive steps to participate in this program,” said Warren, D-Bucks. “Proper training to ensure chemicals are handled, stored and disposed of properly will help protect students and staff and keep our schools safe.”

The Schools Chemical Cleanout Campaign is provided by DEP at no cost to schools, and training for 2018-19 will begin in October.