Batteries and e-waste are not the only hazardous waste hanging about the average home.
Batteries are electrochemical cells that convert stored chemical energy to electrical energy. We are producing more and more batteries to run our lives. But they contain metals toxic to human health and the environment. Don't throw them in the bin!
Did you know? You can drop off household batteries, print cartridges and mobile phones at the Civic Centre, Nightcliff Community Centre and HPA - Shoal Bay Trash and Treasure.
Household Hazardous Waste
Batteries and e-waste are not the only hazardous waste hanging about the average home. If you have items around the home that are considered hazardous waste, you should dispose of these items correctly.
The safest way to do this is at the Shoal Bay Transfer Station.
You can take items such as:
- car batteries
- chemicals (all liquids up to 10 litres)
- gas bottles (up to 9.5kg)
- oils and oil filters
- paint ( up to 10 litres)