City of Joondalup collects about 21.5 tonnes of hazardous waste in recent collection

City of Joondalup collects about 21.5 tonnes of hazardous waste in recent collection

RESIDENTS disposed of about 21.5 tonnes of hazardous waste at a recent City of Joondalup collection day.

Almost 500 vehicles dropped an average of more than 40kg over four hours at the City’s work operations centre in Craigie.

The City hosted the event on behalf of the WA Local Government Association and the Waste Authority, with the waste disposed of by contractor Toxfree.

Mayor Troy Pickard said the event generated interest from in and outside the region.

“The overwhelming response from the community showed there is a genuine desire to ensure hazardous waste material is disposed of in a safe and responsible manner,” he said.

Mr Pickard said the big turnout caused some delays.

“Removing hazardous waste from vehicles is something that only Toxfree’s specially trained staff were able to do, and unfortunately this caused a build-up at the event site,” he said.

“We really do appreciate the patience and support of everyone.”

Residents who missed the opportunity to dispose of household hazardous waste can deposit items at Tamala Park Waste Disposal Facility on Marmion Avenue. Fees may apply with certain waste items.

Household hazardous waste

Fluorescent tubes, pool and garden chemicals, pesticides and herbicides, signal flares, flammable liquids, gas bottles, paint, dry cell household batteries, chemicals of an unknown type or origin.