A-Z Reuse and Recycling

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Heaters

See "E-waste"


Household Appliances

Environmental Issues

Electrical appliances such as DVD players, faxes and phones are forms of e-waste, which is a growing problem worldwide and a national waste priority. Electrical appliances are made up of a number of different components, many of which are hazardous waste. Heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, mercury and arsenic as well as flame-retardants can cause environmental contamination through leaching from e-waste in landfill into water systems. By recycling this contamination can be avoided and around 95% of materials can be recovered for reuse in new materials.

Reuse Method

www.councilcleanups.com - a team of volunteers collect household items and pass them on to charities and the needy across Sydney.

Donate your unwanted household appliances (if reusable) to charity:

  • Anglicare Op Shop– 205 Windsor St, Richmond - Phone: (02) 4578 4135
  • Salvos Store– cnr Lennox & Paget Streets, Richmond - Phone: (02) 4578 3560
  • Uniting Church – 25 West Market Street, Richmond - Phone: (02) 4578 3820
  • Vinnies:
    • Windsor 256 George Street - Phone: (02) 4577 4880
    • Richmond 1 / 328 Windsor Street - Phone: (02) 4578 0599
    • Riverstone Shop 3 / 33 Pitt Street - Phone: (02) 9627 3756

Alternatively, for more information:


Household Cleaners - Chemicals

Environmental Issues

By participating in Chemical CleanOut days, you can reduce waste and pollution and safely dispose of any potentially hazardous household chemicals you have at home including: household cleaners and solvents, pool chemicals, hobby chemicals, pesticides and herbicides, poisons, acids and alkalis as well as batteries, fluorescent globes and tubes, paint and paint related products, gas bottles, fire extinguishers, car batteries, motor oils, fuels and fluids.

Disposal Method

For information about the free upcoming collection days:


Household Kitchenware (ceramics, glass, porcelain etc)

Environmental Issues

Drinking glasses, ceramics, plate glass (window panes) and oven-proof glass and pyrex can not be recycled via your kerbside recycling services because:

  • they are toughened glass and melt at a higher temperature than normal glass bottles and jars
  • as little as 5 grams of this non-acceptable glass per tonne can result in one tonne of valuable glass going to landfill

Reuse Method

Donate your unwanted household kitchenware (if reusable) including pots, pans, pottery and porcelain to charity:

  • Anglicare Op Shop– 205 Windsor St, Richmond - Phone: (02) 4578 4135
  • Salvos Store– cnr Lennox & Paget Streets, Richmond - Phone: (02) 4578 3560
  • Uniting Church – 25 West Market Street, Richmond - Phone: (02) 4578 3820 
  • Vinnies:
    • Windsor 256 George Street - Phone: (02) 4577 4880
    • Richmond 1 / 328 Windsor Street - Phone: (02) 4578 0599
    • Riverstone Shop 3 / 33 Pitt Street - Phone: (02) 9627 3756


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