What we are doing to help keep our community safe and informed.
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Some waste can be hazardous for both the environment and our community if they are not disposed of correctly and safely.
We need to keep hazardous waste out of the environment. 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 here.
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 recycled at our Depots.
You can take your E-waste to any of our Recycling and Waste Depots for free!
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 is held once a year only
At a Chemical CleanOut event you can drop off the following items for free:
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.
We encourage Shoalhaven households to re-use and recycle responsibly to reduce the amount of waste going into our landfills and help preserve our beautiful environment.
Last updated on 16 November 2020
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Shoalhaven City Council acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land in which we live and work and their continuing cultural connections to land and community. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging for they hold the memories, culture, traditions and hopes of the future.