State Govt Looks For New Disposal Of Household Hazardous Waste Sites

State Govt Looks For New Disposal Of Household Hazardous Waste Sites

South Australia Minister for Sustainability Environment and Conservation Ian Hunter

EOI’s Sought For New Sites For Safe Disposal Of Household Hazardous Waste

Victor P Taffa

State Government is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from local government and industry to host new, permanent facilities for the collection of household hazardous chemicals.

“Providing households with improved access to collection facilities for unwanted household chemicals will help maintain South Australia’s reputation for being clean and green.” Minister for Sustainability Environment and Conservation Ian Hunter said.

“South Australians are environmentally aware and want to do the right thing whether it’s recycling, avoiding food waste or correctly disposing of their unwanted household chemicals.”

Green Industries SA will establish the new sites to collect household chemicals such as herbicides, pool chemicals and paint.

 

Collecting household chemicals at specific sites reduces the chance of accidental poisoning, inappropriate disposal to stormwater, sewer, or land and protects our waterways.

Background

Green Industries SA currently offers a free and safe collection and disposal service for unwanted chemicals through the Household Hazardous Waste and Farm Chemical Collection programme.

Unwanted chemicals delivered to the depot are unloaded by trained workers and disposed of in an environmentally safe way.

It is a highly valued programme but its provision at a facility at Dry Creek is not conveniently located and its opening hours are limited.

Expressions of Interest from local government and industry must be submitted by Friday, 11 August 2017.