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Hazardous waste must be disposed of correctly and safely.
Some common examples are paint, cooking oil, gas bottles, pool and hobby chemicals, fluorescent light bulbs, batteries, old medicines, syringes, car batteries and asbestos.
These items never go into your red-lid or yellow-lid kerbside bins because:
You will find safe disposal options for household problem and hazardous waste below.
Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) are free drop-off centres for problem household waste and are located at all our Recycling and Waste Depots and are open during Depot hours.
Items accepted at all our CRCs - only domestic quantities are accepted.
E-waste refers to discarded electrical items or devices - this includes most items that are operated by a power cord or household battery.
E-waste contains a high amount of non-renewable resources such as plastic and precious metals including gold, silver, platinum, nickel, zinc, aluminium and copper. Recycling these materials prevents new electronics being made from virgin non-renewable sources while also preventing the products ending up in landfill.
E-waste is accepted for recycling at any of our Recycling and Waste Depots for free*.
*To be accepted for free recycling all E-waste must be complete, fully intact and not physically tampered with, otherwise it will be charged at the mixed waste rate.
Whitegoods can be recycled at any of our Recycling and Waste Depots free of charge.
Some whitegoods such as fridges and air conditioners may incur a refrigerant removal fee.
Household chemicals and poisons cannot be accepted at our Depots.
The options for the safe disposal of household chemicals and poisons available to Shoalhaven residents are:
1. Household Chemical CleanOut Event which is held annually.
Dates for 2022 are as follows:
For more information on dates and location view:
At a Chemical CleanOut event you can drop off the following items for free (domestic quantities only):
2. Visit the NSW EPA Chemical CleanOut website for more information
For more information visit Returning Unwanted Medicines or contact RUM Project on 1300 650 835 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep unwanted medicines away from children, out of our water supply and the environment.
There are many organisations providing recycling and waste disposal options for a range of items.
Find more options here.
Recycling & Waste Services
Last updated on 10 May 2022