E-waste and chemicals

E-waste recycling

Electronic waste or e-waste contains hazardous substances that can harm the environment and it also contributes to the amount of waste we send to landfill.

The following items can be recycled at the Moama Waste Management Facility and Barham Transfer Station

  • Personal and laptop computers and all cables
  • Tablets, notebooks and palmtops
  • Computer monitors and parts (e.g. internal hard drives and CD drives)
  • Computer peripherals and accessories (e.g. mice, keyboards, web cameras, USBs and modems)
  • Printers, faxes, scanners and multi-functional devices.
  • All televisions

For more information on the Television and Computer Recycling Product Stewardship Scheme and other e-waste drop-off points visit Tech Collect. Please note this recycling service is only available to residents and small businesses.

Chemical waste

Chemical waste needs to be disposed of appropriately. Failure to do so can have a serious impact on the environment and incur hefty penalties. Call Council first to confirm if materials are accepted at council waste transfer stations or landfill sites. Remember...never to put chemical waste into any kerbside collection bins

Farm chemical containers

drumMUSTER is a national program funded by farmers, for collection and recycling of empty, cleaned farm chemical containers. Chemical users pay a 4c per litre or kilogram levy on eligible products sold in non-returnable containers.

Council accepts drums at the waste transfer stations or landfill sites up to 30mins before closing time. If you have more than 50 drums please ring ahead to arrange a suitable time for drum delivery.

All drums must

  • Carry the drumMUSTER logo
  • Be clean, dry and free of chemical residue
  • Have lids removed
  • Be pierced from top through bottom if made of metal

Burning chemical containers or burying them uncleaned on farm or in council landfills is illegal and incurs substantial criminal penalties, including fines of up to $500,000. More information can be obtained from drumMASTER.

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