Apr 18, 2012

Garbage – what’s and whatnots

I want to inform all residents, and I will send reminders out  over the next few weeks  reminding everyone of what NOT to put in their domestic waste bins – that is the green mobile garbage bin with green or red lid.

This is a perennial issue and one which requires regular reminding of our residents to ensure that what we put into the waste stream is done in such a way to maximise reuse and recycling and is environmentally sound.

The list of what NOT to put in is really common sense and includes: 

  • Asbestos and fibro sheeting,
  • paint and paint related products, empty paint tins,
  • floor sanding saw dust (a common one)
  • pesticides and herbicides,
  • pool chemicals,
  • solvents and household cleaners,
  • motor oils, car batteries,
  • acids and alkalis,
  • gas bottles,
  • fire extinguishes
  • hazardous waste chemicals.

There have been a few incidents recently where some of these items have found their way into our garbage trucks.  When this occurs it becomes extremely dangerous for our workers. 

When crushed these items can explode or spray hazardous fluids.  So we’re asking everyone to be careful of what they put in their bin. 

There are a number of safe ways to dispose of these items. In the meantime if people have any such items they wish to get rid of they can ring Council on 93663666 for advice.

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