Other Waste Services in the Waverley Council area

Below is more information from your local Council to help you further reduce your waste and impact on our environment.

ELECTRONIC WASTE RECYCLING DAY Sunday 22nd November 2009 9:00am to 3:00pm Sydney Enfield car park, Bondi Junction (entrance via Grosvenor Street) Residents are invited to take advantage of this FREE recycling service. Simply drop off your broken or unusable electronic items at the collection point and we will make sure they are recycled safely and responsibly. What you can drop off We will accept any broken or unusable electronic equipment including: Computers – Monitors, Hard Drives, Printers, Laptops, Network Equipment, Scanners, Cords, Cables Televisions DVD players, Video Recorders, Projectors, Speakers Mobile phones, Landline Phones, Faxes MP3 players, Cameras Toasters, Kettles, Microwaves and other household appliances DVDs, CDs and Tapes Batteries Please note: We unfortunately cannot accept whitegoods FRIDGE BUY BACK SCHEME Residents with working second fridges they no longer need can call Fridge Buyback on 1800 708 401 during business hours or visit Fridge Buyback’s website at www.fridgebuyback.com.au to arrange for their fridge to be collected. Eligible fridges must be the second fridge in the house, they must be switched on and working. They must be 250 litres or more in size and 10 or more years old. Fridge Buyback will pay a $35 rebate if six or fewer stairs are involved in removing the fridge. Fridge Buyback is an energy efficiency program supported by Waverley Council and the NSW Government’s Climate Change Fund. COMMUNITY SHARPS DISPOSAL Many people rely on using needles, syringes and lancets to maintain their own health or that of a family member. Safe disposal of these community sharps is a concern for the whole community. These community sharps should not be placed in waste or recycling bins as they can cause injury to workers or members of the public. Disposal of these sharps is now easier. By taking them to a participating chemist you can safely and easily dispose of them in a: - sharps container - sturdy plastic, puncture resistant container (not glass), or - container suggested by your chemist. No loose needles, syringes or lancets will be accepted. FREE Community sharps disposal facilities are available at: Fresh Therapeutics Bondi Shop 6015 Westfield Bondi Junction Glenayr Pharmacy 114 Glenayr Avenue Bondi Fullife Carousel Pharmacy Shop 3074 Westfield Bondi Junction BATTERY RECYCLING PROGRAM Over 8,000 tonnes of batteries end up in Australian landfills yearly. A new domestic battery recycling program is now up and running for Waverley residents. Small batteries such as those used in cameras, torches, toys, tools and appliances can be deposited in the battery recycling container at the Customer Service Centre at 55 Spring Street, Bondi Junction, http://www.waverley.nsw.gov.au/area/maps/map.asp?id=46 Batteries accepted for recycling are: alkaline batteries, lithium batteries, nickel cadmium (NiCd) and nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) batteries. Using rechargeable batteries will mean fewer batteries going to landfill. For disposal of large acid or car batteries please contact refer to the Chemical Cleanout www.cleanout.org.au for the next Cleanout in your area. These batteries contain cadmium, lead and highly corrosive acid which are all extremely toxic so it is important not to dispose of them in the general waste bin. When transporting a battery, handle it very carefully and ensure the acid does not leak. In no instance should batteries be burned. This releases dangerous fumes and can cause an explosion.

Contact details

Contact: Resource Recovery Hotline
02 9369 8080

Waverley Council website