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Additional Waste and Recycling

There are many household items that can contain hazardous or valuable materials which should not be disposed of in landfill. Technological advancements and legislation surrounding product stewardship now means a variety of recycling programs are available for residents to safely dispose of these items.

To help you dispose of an item, you can search by item type.

Asbestos Removal 

Asbestos is a dangerous material which was commonly used until being banned throughout Australia in 2003. Due to the danger it can pose, there are strict safety protocols for the removal and disposal of asbestos.

To minimise the risk of asbestos exposure to yourself or your family, WorkCover recommends that householders engage a licensed asbestos removal contractor. Asbestos waste must be disposed of at a landfill facility that accepts it and may require 24 hours of notice before being dropped off.

Composting and Worm Farms 

By making your own compost you can recycle most of your organic household and garden waste, which can help improve the health of your garden.

Council offers a half price rebate on worm farms and compost bins for local residents.

Discounted costs: 

  • Compost Bin $39.75

  • Compost Turner $18.20

  • Worm Farm $46.75

  • Worm Farm Worms $23.20

For more information about the compost revolution, or to purchase a worm farm or compost bin, please contact us.

Electronic Waste

Our free Electronic Waste Recycling Service is available for all residents, small businesses and schools. Electronic Waste can be disposed of every Saturday between 8.00am and 12.00pm at our Mortdale Depot, located on Roberts Avenue, Mortdale. 

Electronic Waste

 
Accepted items  Unaccepted items
Alarm clocks, circuit boards, digital/video cameras, computers, DVD/VCR players, fax machines, floppy discs, gaming equipment, hair driers, hard drives, irons, kettles, keyboards, microwaves, monitors, network and memory cards, phones and accessories, power supplies, power tools, printers, scanners, stereos and speakers, televisions, toasters, toner and ink cartridges, vacuum cleaners. Air conditioners, CDs, dryers, fluorescent tubes, freezers, fridges, gas bottles, halogen lights, household batteries, DVDs, light globes, smoke detectors, Styrofoam, video cassette tapes, washing machines.

Chemical Cleanouts

We will soon be hosting our next round of Household Chemical Cleanouts at our Mortdale Depot. Residents can drop off unwanted chemicals on Saturday 27 May 2017.

Accepted items: acids and alkali materials, car batteries, chemical cleaners, flares, fire extinguishers, fluorescent tubes, fuels and fluids, gas bottles, herbicides, hobby chemicals, motor oils, paints, pesticides, poisons, pool chemicals, solvents.

No more than a total of 20kg or 20 litres of the accepted chemicals are allowed to be dropped off at one time.

Our Solar Future

Our Solar Future is run by local Councils to help residents and businesses to install renewable energy systems such as solar panels, solar hot water and hot water heat pumps. Our Solar Future can provide you with all the information you need to get started, including information on experienced and trustworthy suppliers.

Free Garden Waste Drop Off 

If you enjoy gardening, you may collect more garden waste than can fit in your household green waste bin. We offer two garden waste services at the Mortdale Depot during the spring and summer months to help residents dispose of excess garden trimmings. 

Residents can drop off garden waste into skip bins or turn tree branches into woodchips to take home. Dates for spring and summer 2017-2018 will be available on the website later this year. 
 

Free Garden Waste Drop Off

Accepted items  Unaccepted items
Branches,flowers, grass, plants, shrubs, tree trimmings. Commercial, demolition and building waste, fence palings and structural timber, household garbage and tree stumps. 

Wood Chipping Service*

Accepted items Unaccepted items
Branches less than 35cm (350mm) in diameter, larger than one metre in length that can be safely handled by two people.  Bamboo, cactus, fence palings or structural timber, noxious weeds (for example: Privet, Lantana and Oleander), palm fronds and trunks, spiky or thorny material, succulents including banana trees
* This service is free to residents and can be used as many times as required.
Before pruning or removing trees on private land you must obtain a Tree Management Permit.


 

 

 


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