There are also huge long-term benefits to the environment of disposing of hazardous household materials correctly. Removing these materials from the waste stream and putting them back into the productive economy as most are recyclable makes kerbside collection safer, reduces environmental damage to the land and waterways and reduces the use of new natural resources.
Hazardous wastes taken to a Household Chemical Clean Out or the Community Recycling Centre are processed by the EPA’s contractor, Toxfree as follows:
Through a network of 101 Community Recycling Centres, people have during 2016-17 disposed of more than 3 million kilos of hazardous household waste. The most common item collected is paint which makes up about 60 per cent of all the materials collected. The remaining 40% comprises gas bottles, fire extinguishers, motor oils, car and household batteries, smoke detectors, and fluoro globes and tubes at CRC’s and ammonia-based cleaners, pesticides and herbicides collected at Clean Out events and selected CRC’s.
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