Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off
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Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

Household chemicals

E-waste

Infographic showing the e-waste recycling process

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off flyer

Download the brochure for more details and a full list of items that can be dropped off on the day.

Australians produce more than 106,000 tonnes of electronic waste (e-waste) each year and most of it ends up in landfills, where it has the potential to contaminate soil and water. Electronic waste, such as computers and televisions also contain valuable non-renewable resources and substances that are hazardous to human health.

Marrickville Council provides four free drop-off events throughout the year where you can take your e-waste for recycling and dispose of unwanted chemicals safely.

Upcoming events

  • Saturday 14 May 2016, 9am–3.30pm
  • Saturday 13 August 2016, 9am–3.30pm
  • Saturday 12 November 2016, 9am–3.30pm

Location: Marrickville Council Works Depot, 15–17 Unwins Bridge Road, St Peters

Entry is via Bolton Street and exit via Unwins Bridge Road as it is a left-hand turn only.

Do not leave chemicals and e-waste items outside the gate before or after opening hours.

If you are unable to attend on the day, please hold onto your items – our next event will be here in no time at all! – or visit the NSW Environmental Protection Authority website for other chemical cleanout event dates and locations around Sydney.

For other drop off points for televisions and computers, visit http://recyclingnearyou.com.au/computers/MarrickvilleNSW.

Household chemicals we accept

  • Solvents and household cleaners
  • Household batteries
  • Fluorescent globes and tubes
  • Smoke detectors
  • Painting and paint-related products
  • Pesticides and herbicides
  • Poisons
  • Gas bottles
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Pool chemicals
  • Hobby chemicals
  • Acids and alkalis
  • Car batteries
  • Motor oils, fuels and fluids

E-waste we accept

  • Computers and accessories
  • TVs and monitors
  • Videos, CDs, DVDs and floppy disks
  • Printers, scanners, copiers, fax machines
  • Telephones – mobile and landline
  • Power tools, including cordless drills etc
  • Entertainment appliances
  • Household appliances e.g. vacuum cleaners, hair dryers, microwaves, coffee machines, toasters
  • Cameras and recorders
  • Electronic games e.g. consoles, joysticks

What we do NOT accept

  • Air conditioners
  • Freezers and fridges
  • Cardboard boxes and packaging
  • Empty paint containers
  • Oil heaters
  • Washing machines
  • Dryers

All brands are accepted. Bring along your electronic item from the home office, entertainment area, kitchen and shed. We also accept electronic toys and gadgets.

Do you have a working item that you no longer want? Someone else might.

Important tips to transport chemicals safely

  • Never mix chemicals as this may produce dangerous reactions
  • Please remember to pack unwanted chemicals in secure containers to ensure that the chemicals do not leak or spill
  • 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
     

Let's work together and rethink waste.

This is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy. Visit www.epa.nsw.gov.au.