Environmentally Friendly Waste Disposal
There are a number of organisations that can recycle different kinds of waste as an alternative to disposing of rubbish to landfill.
Discarded mobile phones represent a large and growing waste problem.
Hurstville City Council Permanent Electronic Waste Collection - Council now collects old phones and their batteries at the new permanent e-waste collection site at the Works Depot in Mortdale.
MobileMuster - collects old phones and their batteries from mobile phone retail outlets around Australia.
Recycling Near You – lists places to drop off your old mobile phone and accessories in Hurstville City.
Planet Ark accepts any type of used toner or ink cartridge for recycling through its Cartridges 4 Planet Ark program. Cartridges are re-manufactured or recycled, regardless of their brand, age, make or model. Simply take your old cartridges into participating Australia Post or Harvey Norman outlets and place them into the specially marked recycling boxes.
Hurstville City Council Permanent Electronic Waste Collection - Council now collects ink cartridges at the new permanent e-waste collection site at the Works Depot in Mortdale.
Recycling Near You - lists places to drop off your cartridges in Hurstville City.
Car batteries are recyclable are accpeted at the Chemical CleanOut collection event held annually at the Hurstville City Council Works Depot.
Household batteries are accepted at the new permanent Electronic Waste Collection Site at the Hurstville City Council Works Depot.
Chemicals and Paints
Chemical Clean Out - unwanted chemiclals and paints are collected during Council's household chemical collection, offered in partnership with the Department of Environment and Climate Change.
Hurstville City Council has established a FREE Permanent Electronic Recycling Collection site at the Council Works Depot in Mortdale.
The Body Shop – also collects cork from their retail stores.
Out-of-date or unwanted medicines
The National Return & Disposal of Unwanted Medicines - pharmacies are drop off points for unwanted medicines, which are then collected by The National Return & Disposal of Unwanted Medicines program. These medicines are destroyed by high temperature incineration. This is a free service.
Needles, Sharps and Syringes
While injecting equipment is often associated with recreational drug users, many people rely on needles, lancets or syringes to maintain their own health or that of a family member. Injecting equipment is also used by pet and livestock owners and vets.
For health and safety reasons, correct disposal of sharps is extremely important. Sharps must be secured in a strong puncture resistant container, such as an Australian Standard Sharps container. Sharps must not be placed in your recycling or garbage bin.
Please dispose of your sharps at authorised collection points (check with your local hospital).
Community Sharps - information on disposing of sharps. Alternatively telephone the Needle Cleanup Hotline on 1800 633 353.
Car parts, tyres, soil and miscellaneous waste
Visit SITA Environmental Solutions – www.sita.com.au and click on the ‘What to do with’ drop down tab. Alternatively telephone 1300 651 116.