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The goods are broken down into various components including plastics, glass, metals, wiring, circuit boards and then sent to various recovery facilities for recycling.
Some of these components can be recycled into new products whilst others such as metals can be recycled and reused over and over again. Maiwel Recycling webpage
The metals, glass and plastics used in making electronic goods are mined from the earth's naturally produced resources. These resources are limited in the amount that can be extracted. The extraction of these natural resources also disturbs plants and animals residing in these areas.
Recycling the metals, glass and plastics in electronic goods also reduces the amount of water and energy that are used in the manufacturing process compared to using virgin produced metals, glass and plastics.
To REDUCE pollution
Monitors and screens contain toxic chemicals including barium, phosphor, lead and hexavalent chromium and other electronic goods also contain various chemicals that are harmful to the environment. These materials pose no threat while they are contained within equipment, but if they are disposed of in landfill, they could eventually leach into nearby waterways and the environment.
To REDUCE clutter around your home
Some people keep electronic goods in the hope one day they will get them repaired or they are unsure where they should be correctly disposed of. If you take advantage of the e-waste drop off service, all of your unwanted electrical waste will be recycled instead of being disposed of in our landfill.
If there is no notice on your bin, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 02 6578 7290 within 24 hours of the missed service and collection will be arranged.
Then contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 02 6578 7290 to arrange for a replacement bin for your property.
Please note: If more than two bins are stolen from a property, you may be required to pay for replacement.
Please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 02 6578 7290 to provide details of the damage and arrange for prompt repair or replacement of the bin.
Damaged bins are repaired or replaced free of charge.
If there is no notice on your bin, please contact the Recycling Hotline on 1800 838 884 and collection will be arranged.
Please note: GPS tracking systems in the collection trucks record all premises where the bin was not presented for collection at the time of service. Please ensure your bin has been placed out as requested.
Then contact the Recycling Hotline on 1800 838 884 to arrange for a replacement bin for your property.
Please contact the Recycling Hotline on 1800 838 884 to provide details of the damage and arrange for prompt repair or replacement of the bin.
Simply find your street name and suburb, to determine your collection day and category. This category relates to your collection calendar. Kerbside Collection Days
The aims of these changes include, to:
Create a fairer and more equitable system for OSSM owners.• Create less paperwork for OSSM owners.• Increase Council inspections.• Improve Council follow-up on systems that are operating poorly.• Provide better of information/education resources to OSSM owners.• Provide incentives for systems operating well and penalties for systems operating poorly.One of the first steps to enable this to happen is to change the way Approvals to Operate are managed which includes reviewing the fee structure.
Inspections will be programmed by Council. You will receive notice (usually two weeks) prior to the inspection occurring. You do not need to be present but you may be present if preferred. If you wish to be present or have other requirements ie dogs or locked access gate, you will need to contact Council, after you receive notification, to arrange a suitable date and time.
When reporting a service fault, you will usually be asked to provide a number of details to assist staff in identifying the location and severity of the fault. Details required include:
Location (including closest cross street) Origin - ie metal or concrete cover, footpath or grass nature strip, front yard or meter area If a leak, we need to know roughly how much water is leaking (try to think of how much water, and with what force, comes from a garden hose) If a sewer fault, we need to know if you can see liquid seeping from the drains (ie sewage surcharging)
After assessing these details, Council staff will then prioritise according to:
Whether the problem poses a threat to customer health, the environment and/or property The amount of water being wasted
Repairs are then completed in order of priority.
Typical general solid waste (non-putrescible) includes, but is not limited to, the following:building & demolition waste, household waste that does not contain food waste, glass, plastic, rubber, plasterboard, bricks, concrete, ceramics, metal, paper, cardboard, garden waste, wood waste, virgin excavated natural material, asphalt waste.
Typical general solid waste (putrescible) includes, but is not limited to, the following:household waste containing putrescible organics, food waste, disposable nappies, incontinence pads, sanitary napkins, animal waste, manure.
Note: Items denoted with (*) are accepted at Singleton Waste Depot free of charge for domestic quantities. Obtain advice from site staff regarding the location of the storage facilities or stockpiles prior to dropping off your items.
Clay, soil - used at Singleton Waste Depot for operational purposes.
DrumMuster drums - transported off site to recycling facilities. The plastic containers are recycled into products such as waste bins, road signs, fence posts, irrigation pipes and bollards. Metal containers are also recycled to make new metal products.
e-Waste (including televisions, computers, microwaves, stereos) - transported off site to a recycling facility in East Maitland. The goods are broken down into various components and then sent to various recovery facilities for recycling.
Household chemicals & paints - transported off site to waste treatment facilities. The most up-to-date processing technologies are used to treat the chemical and physical properties of these wastes so they can either be reused, safely deposited into landfill or discharged to the sewer system.
LPG gas bottles and fire extinguishers - transported off site to a recycling facility.
Motor oil - transported off site to a recycling facility. The oil is cleaned of contaminants so it can be used again.
Motor oil containers - transported off site to recycling facilities. The containers are recycled into plastic products such bins and garden furniture.
Recyclables (including paper, cardboard, glass, plastic and cans) - transported off site to a Materials Recycling Facility at Gateshead. The recyclables are sorted and graded by product, then baled in preparation for sale to the various reuse markets.
Scrap metal (including steel, aluminium and copper) - collected and transported off site to other facilities for recycling to make metal products.
Vehicle batteries - transported off site to a recycling facility.