Domestic households electrical appliances such as a hair dryer, plastic kettles and toasters etc can be disposed of at any of Council's waste facilities free of charge if sorted.
Fees apply to commercial waste.
Some electrical appliances are made of metal i.e kettles and toasters. Any metal electrical appliance can de disposed of in the scrap metal recycling bin free of charge.
You should not put household appliances in any of your wheelie bins.
E Waste is another name for electronic waste. E-Waste materials listed below can be taken to the Ayr, Home Hill and Giru Waste Transfer Stations and Kirknie Landfill free of charge. Many of these materials contain metals and components which are not suitable to place into landfill. Recycling the materials will prevent the contaminants going to landfill.
E-Waste accepted includes:
- Plasma televisions
- Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) televisions
- Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) televisions
- Rear Projection televisions
Computer and Accessories
- Portable processing machines – ie laptops, notebooks & palmtops
- Computer Monitors (LCD & CRT)
- Muliti function devices that print, copy, scan and/or fax
- Desktop Printers
- Hard Drives
- Floppy drives
- Joysticks and gamepads
- Compact disk drives
- Desktops/central processing units (CPUs)
- Mouse and trackball units
- Cards, motherboards
- Digital video disk drives
- Web cameras
- Electrical transformers in CPU's
E-Waste NOT accepted includes:
- Connection wiring
- Mobile phones including chargers (Mobile phones and chargers can be placed in the Mobile Muster bins)
Envelopes (including window envelopes) can be recycled so can de disposed of in your yellow-lidded recycle bin.
Padded envelopes, paper/plastic composites, thermal fax paper and wax coated paper must be placed in the red-lidded refuse bin.
EPIRBs should not be placed in any household rubbish bin.
EPIRBs are accepted free of charge at Council's Ayr and Home Hill Transfer Station.
Alternatively they can be taken to Battery World in Townsville.
The battery should be disconnected prior to disposal and the AMSA contacted to update the beacons registration. The EPIRBs are processed and parts such as the battery are recycled.
Emergency beacons can inadvertently activate if they are not correctly disposed, which often occurs when beacons are thrown in the rubbish and end up in tips. When a beacon is activated, Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is alerted and a search and rescue response may be initiated. Search assets and personnel tasked to look for beacons which are inadvertently activated may then be unavailable for a real emergency so the AMSA urges owners of emergency beacons to dispose of their unwanted beacons correctly.
For more information visit the Queensland Government Maritime Safety Queensland https://www.msq.qld.gov.au/About-us/Safety-alerts/Updated-disposal-options-for-unwanted-beacons
These cannot be recycled in your yellow-lidded recycle bin and should go into your red-lidded refuse bin.
Alternatively, some optical stores and health funds accept unwanted glasses. They are sent away to be repaired, regraded and distributed to communities in Africa, Asia and the Pacific.
For more information visit Planet Ark's Recyling Near you glasses page. https://recyclingnearyou.com.au/glasses/