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Household Hazardous Waste: What Is It And How Do You Dispose Of It?

Posted on Friday, December 18th, 2020

Skip bins are very versatile and can hold many types of rubbish, from green waste and household items to construction and demolition waste. However, there are certain items that cannot be disposed of via skip bins. Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) fits into that category.

Find out what hazardous waste is and how it can be removed from your property in a safe manner!

The dangers of household hazardous waste

There are certain items in your home that are dangerous when placed in regular kerbside bins or skip bins, as they are corrosive, flammable, explosive or very toxic. Household hazardous waste can be disposed of at HHW Permanent Facilities throughout WA.

Even these facilities will only accept certain types of hazardous waste, up to a limit of 20 kg per material type:

Waste that is NOT accepted by HHW Permanent Facilities needs to be attended to through other programs. Here are the materials you should never place in a regular bin or a skip bin:

Contact your local council to find out how to dispose of any of the above. They can guide you to the right facilities.

What can you use a skip bin for?

Skip bins can be used for most common types of waste. For example, Bonza Bins accept building rubble (bricks, tiles, concrete, sand), garden and general household waste, whitegoods, wood etc. Many skip bin companies do not allow you to mix “heavy” and “light” materials. In a Bonza Bin you are able to mix these.

So if you’re renovating, moving out or simply doing a thorough general cleaning, contact your friendly bin hire in Fremantle! Just let us know what kind of rubbish you plan to dispose of and we can recommend the perfect bin for you!