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Focusing on the correct disposal of hazardous waste

By Blue Mountains City Council
Posted: 15 Feb 2021
Council’s Waste Management Customer Service Officer Lisa Benham appears in the campaign about how to dispose of hazardous waste correctly.
A new education campaign by Blue Mountains City Council is focusing on how to dispose of hazardous waste correctly.

The Hazardous waste… together we’ve got it sorted campaign, running to June 2021, is providing easy-to-understand and up-to-date information to residents, home renovators and home renovation businesses.

This month the focus is on Council’s three main disposal methods for hazardous waste –

  • Community Recycling Centres: These are available to dispose of low toxicity hazardous materials (items commonly used and found around the household).
  • Household Chemical Clean Out Events: On specified dates, high toxicity hazardous waste can be taken to the waste management facilities.
  • Asbestos Disposal: Bonded (non-friable) asbestos can be disposed of at Blaxland Waste Management Facility with prior booking and must comply with the terms and conditions for asbestos disposal. Please note: If you are removing and disposing of any friable asbestos, or more than 10 m2 of bonded (non-friable) asbestos, you must engage a licensed asbestos removal contractor.

Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill said: “The health of our community, and our World Heritage environment, can be at risk if hazardous waste is not handled and disposed of correctly.

“This education campaign highlights that everyone has a responsibility to ensure the safe handling and disposal of this type of waste.”

Watch the video – Disposing hazardous waste correctly here

Watch the video – Types of hazardous waste here

Get more information at bmcc.

The campaign has been produced as part of the Council’s Enforceable Undertaking with SafeWork NSW. The full undertaking is available at safework.

 
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