Where to Dispose Asbestos, Chemicals, Oils, Trade Waste and e-Waste
Any wastes containing or potentially containing asbestos are classified as asbestos waste and must be disposed of properly, according to NSW legislation and relevant guidelines. There are significant penalties that apply if legislation isn’t adhered to, including the illegal dumping of asbestos and placing it into kerbside bins. Furthermore, improper handling and disposal of this material can put you, others and the environment at risk.
Handling of asbestos waste requires personal protective equipment and tools to remove the asbestos waste safely like coveralls, gloves, dust masks, tape, filters, etc.
In the Parkes Shire, asbestos waste can only be disposed at the Parkes Waste Facility and must be properly contained. An appointment must be made through Council's Planning Department at least 24 hours in advance to arrange disposal of the material. Appointments can be made by phoning 02 6861 2373
Parkes Shire Council recognises that electronic waste or 'e-waste' is a growing problem in Australia.
E-waste, such as computers, televisions and mobile phones, contain toxic materials, including lead, mercury and arsenic. If it is sent to landfill or incorrectly disposed of, these materials can leach into the soil and groundwater, causing harm to our environment and human health.
Recycling e-waste also allows valuable non-renewable resources, such as tin, nickel, zinc and copper, to be recovered for reuse.
To find out how you can recycle e-waste, contact Council’s Planning and Environment Department on (02) 6861 2373.
Liquid Trade Waste is any discharge to a sewerage system, produced by a business, commercial or industrial activity, other than domestic waste from a hand wash basin, shower, bath or toilet.
Find out how to dispose of Liquid Trade Waste here.
Without proper facilities for safe disposal, used oil is potentially hazardous, toxic, carcinogenic and harmful to the environment when irresponsibly discarded. It can also be poisonous if swallowed or inhaled and may present a fire hazard if not properly stored.
Parkes Waste Landfill Depot accepts used oil containers (up to 20 litres) for decanting during depot opening hours.
Parkes Waste Landfill Depot
104 Brolgan Road, Parkes
Ph: 02 6861 2373
Tuesday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm; Saturday & Sunday 10.00am to 4.30pm
For the collection of large quantities of oil, contact Greg Rodgers from Nationwide Oil on 0411 019 225.