Hazardous waste is one area of rubbish removal in Oatley that must be given specific attention. Hazardous waste must be managed separately from all other kinds of waste removal for the health of humans and animals, as well as the environment overall.
The term “hazardous waste” refers to any type of household or commercial waste material that potentially poses a risk to humans or the environment. The term refers to includes liquid waste, commercial waste, biomedical waste, sludge, and e-waste.
Depending on the type of waste concerned, it needs to be disposed of accordingly, as there is no “one size fits all” solution for hazardous waste removal.
Hazardous waste refers to a wide range of potentially harmful products which include:
- Liquid Waste, including grease traps, oily water, sludge, septic waste, acids and alkalis, latex, paper pulp, caustics, adhesives, resins, inks, paints, detergents, and other chemicals.
- Clinical Waste from hospitals, medical centres, doctor and dental surgeries, vets, laboratories, and food processing plants.
- E-Waste, including batteries, mobile phones, computers, monitors, cabling, printers, media players, etc.
- Other Waste, including solvents, corrosives, pesticides, herbicides, poisons, contaminated goods, contaminated spill kits, and photographic waste.
These types of rubbish and waste must never, under any circumstances, be placed in with normal household rubbish for regular kerbside collection.
AA Adonis is highly committed to environmentally friendly and fast, efficient rubbish removal in Oatley throughout the metropolitan Sydney region. We do not, however, handle any form of hazardous waste.
What you need to know is that there are a number of specialist waste removal companies that are specially licensed to remove certain forms of hazardous waste for safe and appropriate disposal.
Additionally, various councils in the Sydney region hold chemical drop off days periodically, where all hazardous items can be brought to a central collection base. This includes collection for disposal of aerosols, household cleaners, solvents, paints, pool chemicals, pesticides and herbicides, motor fuels and fluids, gas bottles, hobby chemicals, fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, skincare and cosmetics, batteries and globes, and other poisons. Medications that are unused or out of date should be taken to your local pharmacist for safe disposal.