Household chemical and e-waste drop off days
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It's time to clean out your household chemical clutter and unused e-Waste items- the right way. These events are scheduled quarterly throughout the year to encourage residents to dispose of unwanted household chemicals and e-waste that has been stored in garages and sheds for many years, unused and unwanted. This service is provided free of charge.
The events will be held at the Marrickville Council Technical Centre, 15-17 Unwins Bridge Road, St Peters from 9am – 3.30pm on the following dates:
- Saturday 11 May 2013
- Saturday 10 August 2013
- Saturday 9 November 2013
Please Note: Entry is via Bolton Street and exit via Unwins Bridge Road as a left hand turn only.
Old paints, gas bottles, fluorescent tubes, batteries, motor oils, household cleaners, computers, TVs, cameras and other electronic waste will be collected at Marrickville Council's FREE household chemical and e-Waste drop off day. All brands of e-waste will be accepted, including all computer, home office, entertainment equipment and toys. All items will be recycled and diverted from landfill to protect our environment.
This initiative will help ensure safer homes and a cleaner environment, significantly reducing waste and increasing recycling.
Important points to remember:
- Please remember to pack unwanted chemicals in secure containers and carefully transport the waste to the drop off point to ensure that the chemicals do not leak or spill.
- Please refrain from leaving chemicals and e-waste items outside the gate after opening hours as it is dangerous and will be treated as an illegal dumping matter. No materials can be dropped off or accepted at Marrickville Council Technical Centre prior to, or after this date unless advertised.
- If you cannot attend on one of the above dates, please visit the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage website for other dates and locations around Sydney. Please note, however, that these events are for Household Chemical Cleanout items only and not e-waste items.
- Never mix chemicals as this may produce dangerous reactions.
- Wherever possible keep all chemicals in their original containers.
- Ensure containers are clearly labelled and well sealed. If you do not know what is in the container, label it UNKNOWN CHEMICAL.
- Liquid can leak during transport. Wrap containers holding liquids securely in newspaper and place them into sturdy plastic bags, then pack in plastic buckets or trays.
- Keep household chemicals away from passengers, e.g. in the boot.
Click the link below to view a complete list of items that we will accept:
Let's work together in helping to achieve Minimum Waste, Maximum Recovery.