Households are being offered the chance to clear out all the old nasties lurking in their garden shed or laundry cupboard with a free drop off day for Household Hazardous Waste.
The City of Fremantle is teaming up with the WA Local Government Association and the WA government’s Waste Authority to hold the drive through drop off day at the Beach Street car park on Saturday 1 August, 9am – 1pm.
It will provide the opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted household chemicals and hazardous materials which aren’t allowed to go into general waste or recycling bins.
Accepted materials include old paint, pesticides and herbicides and pool chemicals.
Materials that won’t be accepted include asbestos, commercial or industrial waste and medications or pharmaceuticals.
· Acids and alkalis
· Batteries (household)
· Engine coolants and glycols
· Fire extinguishers – Non halon (red) only
· Fluorescent lamps and tubes (CFLs)
· Gas cylinders (small household)
· Household chemicals (e.g. cleaners)
· Pool chemicals
· Smoke detectors
Unknown chemicals must be in sealed, chemical resistant containers.
Only domestic waste will be accepted. Limit 20kg or litres per material type.
Materials not accepted:
· Commercial and industrial waste
· Electronic waste
· EPIRBs and PLBs
· Explosives, ammunition and firearms
· Fire extinguishers – Halon (yellow)
· Medications and pharmaceuticals
· Mobile phones
· Motor oil and cooking oil
· Printer cartridges/toners
· Sharps and needles