Tricky Waste Items

Some household products can cause harm to the environment and human health if they are placed in your kerbside bins.

A range of recycling options are now available to safely dispose of household problem wastes, free of charge. The collected wastes receive special treatment and processing, protecting our environment while allowing valuable resources to be recovered for reuse and recycling into new products.

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If problem waste is placed in any of your kerbside bins, they can contribute to contamination of recyclable products or leachate in landfill. They also contain heavy metals and components harmful to human health and the environment so it is best to dispose of them safely and correctly!
Maritime Flares

Roads and Maritime Services Expired Marine Flare Collection
Roads and Maritime has launched a program to help boaters dispose of expired flares, with mobile collections set up along the NSW coastline.

Flares signal that you are in trouble and provide an exact location for searching aircraft or vessels. Only ignite them when rescuers are in view and can spot your flare.
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Most flares have a use-by-date of three years, and penalties apply if they are not replaced before the expiry date. It is the responsibility of marine flare owners to dispose of the expired flares in a safe and timely manner.  

For more information on the schedule and other collection locations across  NSW please visit the RMS website on  Flares  or call 13 12 36.
Asbestos

Asbestos is ONLY accepted at Cooma Landfill and Jindabyne Landfill by prior arrangement.


Council will require the following details given to the attendant at the Landfill at time of disposal.
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  • Location where the asbestos materials have come from.
  • Weight and size. 
  • Contact of the Licensed removalist if asbestos is over 10 square metres or 100 kilograms
Please visit the dedicated page on Asbestos for more information.
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E-Waste

E-Waste is accepted FREE OF CHARGE at Bombala Landfill, Cooma Landfill and Jindabyne Landfill through a stewardship with Toxfree. When handled correctly, 90% - 95% of E-waste components can be recycled.

Accepted forms or E-Waste include :
  • TV’s and monitors
  • Mobile phones
  • Tablets
  • Computer screens
  • Printers
  • Computers & other IT components
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Agricultural Chemical drumMUSTER Containers
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Snowy Monaro Regional Council has a drumMUSTER collection centre at Adaminaby Landfill, Berridale Transfer Station, Bombala Landfill, Cooma Landfill and Jindabyne Landfill.

drumMUSTER provides a recycling pathway for eligible empty, pre-cleaned agricultural and veterinary chemical containers. For details regarding the program visit www.drummuster.org.au

Please visit Council's dedicated webpage for more information on Agricultural Chemical drumMUSTER containers by clicking on the link.
Household Chemical Problem Waste
Council provides the Snowy Monaro community with Community Recycling Centres and annual Household Chemical CleanOut days for safe disposal of these hazardous problem waste. Click on links for more information on each service.
Only household quantities of the above materials will be accepted. 

As a guide a maximum container of 20 litres or 20 kilograms each of the wastes listed.


Other items that can be dropped at the Jindabyne and Cooma Landfills and Council's administration offices Free of Charge include:

  • Mobile phones 
  • Printing cartridges          
  • Household Batteries
Paint recepricals
Community Recycling Centres

Residents can now drop off household problem waste items for FREE OF CHARGE at the Snowy River Community Recycling Centre and Cooma Community Recycling Centre, helping to minimise our community's impact on the environment.

By separating your problem wastes and taking them to your local CRC, you are helping to improve recycling, reducing waste going to landfill and looking after your local environment.
Cooma 

Cooma Landfill
8448 Monaro Highway, Cooma
Phone: 02 6452 1105

Open: 
Sunday - Friday 11am - 5pm
Open Saturdays 1pm - 5pm
Snowy River

Jindabyne Landfill
6013 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne
Phone: 02 6457 1064
Jindabyne Landfill Supervisor 
Phone: 0428 411 045

Open:

Everyday 10am - 2pm
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Both Community Recycling Centres are closed Public Holidays
Household Chemical CleanOut

The 2019 Household Chemical CleanOut program are being held in October/November 2019. Please stay tuned for more information shortly.
Sharps/Needles/Syringes

Sharps are objects that are intended for cutting or penetrating the skin, such as:

  • needles
  • syringes with needles
  • intravenous giving sets
  • lancets
  • scalpel blades
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What can I do with my sharps? 

Many people rely on needles, lancets or syringes to manage medical conditions and to maintain their own health or that of a family member, sharps equipment is also often used for pet and livestock health.

Correct methods of disposal should be followed for health and safety reasons, the correct disposal of this waste type is obviously very important. 

Sharps must never be placed into any kerbside recycling, garbage or food and garden organics (FOGO) bins. Medical sharps containers can be purchased from pharmacies and disposed of at sited listed below for disposal, free of charge.

Sharps are hazardous to both workers and the public if they make their way into landfills or recycling centres.

Safe Sharps assists sharps users to find the most convenient location to dispose of their sharps safely. The on-line facility allows users to submit a location address and then search for the locations of single needle disposal points, sharps’ container disposal points or sellers of sharps’ containers.

How should I handle my sharps?

Generators of sharps should ensure they are stored correctly so that there is no risk of injury to anyone who may come into contact with them.

Here are some basic guidelines:

  • Sharps should be stored in a puncture-proof Australian Standard sharps container (a yellow sharps container)
  • Sharps containers should be stored in a secure location so children cannot access the container
  • Do not recap your needles before placing them into the sharps container
  • When the sharps waste container is filled to the level indicated by the manufacturer, seal the lid firmly.
How do I dispose of my sharps?

Correct methods of disposal should be followed for health and safety reasons.

Medical sharps containers can be disposed of at designated locations. Alternatively you can visit www.safesharps.org.au, which gives a comprehensive list of all stores or locations in NSW where sharps can be disposed of safely.
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Where can I purchase a sharps container?

 Medical sharps containers that come in a range of sizes can be purchased from pharmacies or by contacting the local branch of Diabetes Australia.

Sharps Disposal Areas Bombala and Delegate

Bombala
Bombala Hospital
Wellington Street Bombala

Delegate
Delegate MultiPurpose Service
15 Craigie Street, Delegate
Sharps Disposal Areas in Cooma and Jindabyne

Cooma
Cooma Hospital
2A Bent Street, Cooma

Jindabyne
Health One building – downstairs carpark
Thredbo Terrace, Jindabyne