All nappies need to be placed in your red-lidded refuse bin. You cannot recycle any kind of nappy, used or unused.
People who use needles/syringes such as diabetics should place the sharp in a ridged walled, puncture resistant container (e.g. approved sharps container) before securely closing or sealing the container.
The container can then be disposed of at the following local pharmacies who participate in the Queensland needle and syringe program.
- Ayr Amcal Chemist - 82 Queen Street, Ayr
- Burdekin Plaza Pharmacy - Shops 7 & 8. 118-120 Edwards Street, Ayr
- Julie's Pharmacy - 144 Edwards Street, Ayr
- TerryWhite Chemmart Ayr - 109 Queen Street, Ayr
- Complete Health Pharmacy - Shop D, 129-141 Eighth Avenue. Home Hill
- Guardian Pharmacy Home Hill - 101 Eighth Avenue, Home Hill
The Environmental Protection (Waste Management) Regulations 2000 have specific requirements regarding the correct disposal of needles or other sharps. Penalties exist for people who do not dispose of sharps correctly. Under no circumstance can sharps be placed in your recycle bin.
Burdekin Shire Council also provides sharps containers in the majority of the Shire's public toilets.
Newspapers are made from paper so can be recycled in your yellow-lidded recycle bin.
Most paper can be recycled in your yellow-lidded recycle bin. This includes: newspaper, junk mail, brochures, office paper, wrapping paper, used note books, unbleached paper, glossy paper, magazines, envelopes (including window envelopes), phone books, greeting cards, coloured paper, paper bags and scrap paper.