Free Ipswich household hazardous waste drop-off day

Ipswich residents can hand in unwanted hazardous household items and chemicals at the Riverview Recycling and Refuse Centre for free on 25 September as part of council’s annual hazardous waste drop-off day.

The centre will accept up to 100 litres of paint per resident and up to 20 litres or kilograms of other waste types without charge.

Growth, Infrastructure and Waste Committee Chair Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding said council is keen to encourage residents to recycle waste where possible or dispose of it safely.

“The annual drop-off is the best way to get rid of unused chemicals found around the home or garden shed and council wants to give residents the opportunity to dispose of waste safely,” Mayor Harding said.

“We urge residents to go through their bathroom, kitchen, garage or shed and find any hazardous waste products such as pool chemicals, cleaning products, batteries, electronic waste and unwanted medicines.

“Often these items are not suitable to be disposed of in wheelie bins because they are flammable, corrosive, explosive or toxic to humans, plants or animals.”



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