February Household Chemical Cleanout & ewaste drop offs
13 February 2017
Inner West Council residents now have even more opportunities to safely dispose of unwanted chemicals, and recycle electronic waste.
Three drop off points throughout the inner west mean that residents can avoid sending to landfill hazardous waste such as paint, gas bottles, fluorescent tubes, batteries, motor oils, household cleaners, computers, TVs and cameras.
In St Peters, the next Household Chemical and e-waste Drop Off Day is on Saturday 25 February 2017, from 9am-3:30pm at Council’s Works Depot (entry via Bolton Street- parallel to railway tracks) and exit via Unwins Bridge Road as a left hand turn only.
In Summer Hill, monthly e-waste only drop offs occur on the second Wednesday of every month, from 3:30pm-6:30pm at the Council’s Works Depot at 7 Prospect Road. An event is also scheduled for the 25 February from 8:30-12 noon.
In Leichhardt, Inner West Council residents can drop off household problem waste drop at the Community Recycling Centre, between 7:45am-11:30am and 1pm-3:45pm, every Saturday and Sunday at 50-54 Moore Street, Leichhardt.
Each drop off accepts different items so residents are encouraged to visit the www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/dropoff for more information about what is accepted.
Residents are reminded to pack unwanted chemicals in secure containers - ideally plastic tubs - and carefully transport the waste so that chemicals do not leak or spill. Residents should remain in their vehicles at all times for safety reasons.
If possible, avoid the morning queues at the St Peters drop off by coming after lunch.
Also in February, Mobile Muster is tackling two of Australia’s big waste challenges, e-waste and food waste by recycling 60,000 old mobile phones. For every mobile recycled this month, Mobile Muster is donating the value of a meal to OzHarvest, Australia’s leading food rescue organisation.
Nearest drop off points are listed at www.mobilemuster.com.au (and include Council’s Petersham Service Centre), or pick up a reply paid satchel from an Australia Post outlet.
And all Inner West Council citizens can also take advantage of The Bower’s free Repair Café. Advice is given on how to fix broken electrical items.
The next Repair Café is at The Bower, 34/142 Addison Road Marrickville on Saturday 18 February, 10am—1pm .
Please book as places are limited:firstname.lastname@example.org or 9335 2131.