Disposing of problem waste
There are a number of convenient ways in which you can dispose of problem wastes that can not be placed in your household garbage or recycling bin.
In association with the NSW Environmental Protection Authority, Council undertakes collections throughout the year of unwanted chemicals.
The collection accepts household quantities (no more than 20kg) of the following chemicals free of charge for safe disposal.
- solvents and household cleaners
- ammonia based cleaners
- fluorescent globes and tubes
- paint and paint related products (thinners, strippers, varnishes)
- pesticides, herbicides and poisons (fungicides, baits, poisons, wood preservatives)
- gas bottles
- fire extinguishers
- pool chemicals
- hobby chemicals
- acids and alkalis
- batteries and car batteries
- motor oils, fuels and fluids.
Find out when the next Chemical CleanOut event is in your area.
DrumMuster is a service which allows for the collection and recycling of unwanted empty agricultural and veterinary products. Containers eligible for recycling carry the DrumMuster logo as seen below.
- an environmentally responsible solution for chemical users to the problem of disposing their empty chemical containers
- helps property owners to keep their property clean of potential contamination
- encourages good farming practice and meets Quality Assurance obligations
- supports the preservation of the wider environment.
DrumMUSTER products are recycled into useful everyday items such as street signs, irrigation piping, plant stakes and outdoor furniture.
Our Administration Building accepts household quantities of printer cartridges, household batteries, mobile phones and fluorescent globes and tubes.
The following problem wastes should never be placed into kerbside bins:
- Paint (water and oil based paint)
- Gas bottles
- Fire extinguishers
- Motor oils
- Other oils (i.e. cooking oil, hydraulic oil, brake fluid)
- Car batteries
- Household batteries (i.e. AA, AAA, button batteries)
- Smoke detectors
- Fluorescent globes and tubes
If these problem wastes are placed into kerbside bins they will end up in landfill where they can cause harm to the environment or human health. The Community Recycling Centres (CRC) located at the Mount Vincent Road Waste Management Centre accepts these problem wastes. Household quantities (20 litre maximum container size) of these problems wastes are accepted free of charge.