The Do’s and Don’ts for Hazardous Waste
27 February 2019
Hazardous waste and by-products can be classed as liquids, chemicals, oils, paints, gas bottles etc. These can be poisonous/toxic products which can pose serious irreversible effects on the natural environment. It is important to dispose of this type of waste correctly as it cannot be placed into landfill.
- DO remember it is important to enquire with your local council to guarantee the safe disposal of your hazardous liquids such as paints.
- DO NOT pour chemicals down the drain as this leads to harming the marine life that inhabit the ocean.
- DO take your household batteries to your local Aldi Supermarket. Aldi are the first and only supermarket to operate a battery take back scheme. The chemicals in batteries can be toxic to the environment over time, posing a danger to the local wildlife and surrounding areas such as nature reserves and waterways. On average, around 300 million household batteries are thrown into landfill mixed with ordinary waste. This hazard equates to a massive 8000 tonne of batteries that can be removed from the environment.
- DO NOT burn off chemicals as they can potentially be flammable/explosive. This also releases toxins into the environment, effecting the flora and fauna.
- DO take your old printer cartridges to your local Australia Post office for safe disposal and recycling.
Here at Bins4u we work closely with our suppliers to determine the best way to dispose of our customer’s waste. This includes taking the time to sort the rubbish into more specific waste groups such as landfill, metal, white goods, green waste, timber etc. This simple task only takes a few moments and can help reduce our landfill footprint, having greater positive effects on the environment!