Council reminder for safe disposal of hazardous waste
Burdekin residents are reminded that unwanted gas bottles, fire extinguishers and flares can be safely disposed of at Council’s resource recovery areas.
Burdekin residents are reminded that unwanted gas bottles, fire extinguishers and flares can be safely disposed of at Council’s resource recovery areas at Ayr, Home Hill and Giru Transfer Stations as well as Council’s Kirknie Landfill.
Domestic gas bottles and flares are accepted free of charge. Fees apply to fire extinguishers and commercial gas bottles.
Burdekin Shire Council Acting CEO Nick O’Connor said it was important that these items were dropped off for safe disposal and never disposed of in kerbside wheelie bins.
“Objects such as gas bottles, fire extinguishers and flares are dangerous in kerbside collection trucks and landfill, as the compaction of them can cause fire and explosions,” Mr O’Connor said.
“Flares are collected for safe disposal. Gas bottles and fire extinguishers are safely processed to remove any remaining gas and contents. Once de-pressurised, the empty cylinders are then able to be recycled as scrap metal”.
“It is important that all residents ensure their waste is disposed of in the correct way to ensure the safety of Council staff and contractors and Burdekin residents.”
A full list of Burdekin Transfer Station opening times and a list of products able to be disposed of can be found at burdekin.qld.gov.au/waste-management-facilities.