Removing Hazardous Household Waste

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Removing Hazardous Household Waste

man in hazard suit getting rid of hazardous waste in blue containers

Every Australian household contains a wide variety of items which fall into the category of ‘hazardous waste,’ including many which you may not think of as dangerous. Some of the most common examples include:

  • Leftover paint and empty paint cans
  • Garden chemicals such as pesticides
  • Household chemicals such as bleaches
  • Batteries
  • Fluorescent lighting tubes
  • Electrical equipment such as discarded computers
  • Oil, kerosene, and petrol

 

These items have the potential to cause damage to the environment, to cause risks to human health, or both, so it’s crucial to make sure you’re disposing of them safely and responsibly. Unfortunately, getting rid of rubbish which includes hazardous waste can be time consuming and confusing, with councils requiring you to use inconvenient drop off points or register for special collection dates. Some people take shortcuts such as tipping unwanted chemicals down the sink or tossing used batteries into their normal council rubbish bin, but actions like these can cause serious environmental damage and potentially put rubbish collection workers at risk. Other people procrastinate dealing with their hazardous waste, leaving it in the garden shed or kitchen cupboard until they can find the time to dispose of it properly. This might seem like a safe course of action, but it can be dangerous, particularly if you have young children or pets in your household.

 

Fortunately, there’s an alternative which is both safe and convenient. If you find yourself with hazardous waste that you don’t have the time or knowledge to dispose of safely, contact a rubbish removal professional for assistance. Make sure you explain clearly what types of waste you need help with, and confirm that the company is able to dispose of them properly. Also, if you have limited quantities to get rid of, check that the company offers reasonable rates for smaller jobs.

 

If you are located in the greater Sydney region, contact Any Rubbish on 0419 635 238 to discuss your household hazardous waste disposal needs. We’re happy to provide an obligation-free quote on jobs of any size and pride ourselves on disposing of all types of waste safely and responsibly.

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