MANAGE YOUR WASTE RIGHT - USE THE WASTE HIERARCHY
Buy fresh food without packaging, or grow your own!
Drink more tap or tank water and cut down on bottled drinks.
Use egg cartons as biodegradable seed pots.
Put plastic containers, paper, cardboard, glass jars and aluminium cans in your household Recycling Bin.
Illegal dumping costs the community and the environment. The EPA have established a new unit to investigate illegal dumping, they will be watching!
Zero Waste SA is a South Australian state government organisation which enables people to improve their recycling and waste avoidance practices.
HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL OPTIONS
Recycling and safe disposal of hazardous waste diverts valuable resources from landfill and also helps to protect the environment from toxic materials. Recycle Right Directory has further information about the responsible disposal of hazardous waste including chemicals, poisons, pesticides, and paint.
FLUORESCENT LIGHT GLOBE RECYCLING SERVICE
Available at the City of Mount Gambier Waste Transfer Centre, 5 Eucalypt Drive, Mount Gambier. Phone: (08) 8723 9257
|CHARGE DESCRIPTION||AMOUNT $|
|Larger light globes (i.e. fluorescent tubes and high intensity discharge lamps)||$1.00 per item|
|Small light globes (i.e. compact fluorescent lights and incandescent light globes)||50 cent per item|
SYRINGE DISPOSAL SERVICE
Residents who use needles / syringes and other forms of sharps in the home, in the course of administering medication, are able to obtain sharps containers from Council (a small fee applies).
HOUSEHOLD BATTERY RECYCLING OPTIONS
The City of Mount Gambier Library runs a free recycling program for all domestic and household batteries. The battery recycling boxes are located near the self check out stations. Types of batteries which can be recycled at this location include nickel cadmium, alkaline, AA, AAA and 6V batteries.
MOBILE PHONE RECYCLING OPTIONS
Unwanted or damaged mobile phones, batteries and mobile accessories from private individuals can be dropped off at the designated collection boxes located at the City of Mount Gambier Library or in the Civic Centre, free of charge. Mobile Muster provide other drop off locations within Mount Gambier.
X-RAY FILM RECYCLING OPTIONS
Unwanted X-Ray films from private individuals can now be dropped off for secure disposal and treatment at the City of Mount Gambier Library, free of charge.
LOCAL HARD WASTE RECYCLING AND DISPOSAL OPTIONS
A number of options exist for the collection, recycling and responsible disposal of hard waste. The following items are not accepted in hard waste loads; gas bottles, paint, chemicals/poisons, fluorescent tubes and ewaste (TVs, Computers, printers).
For further information see the following links:
GIVING, RECEIVING, SWAPPING OR SELLING ONLINE
The Planet Ark website contains information about online forums for finding, giving, swapping or selling pre-loved items.