Let's Bin the Bad Habits
Waste is a problem in the Coromandel. In March 2021 a waste audit was done in our district on blue kerbside rubbish bags.
The waste audit found that in our blue Council kerbside rubbish bags:
Together, let's fight the landfill
By composting our food waste, recycling our glass, plastic and paper and taking old furniture, household items and clothes to a charity store or recovery centre, we can drastically reduce the amount of waste we are sending to landfill.
It takes a community, one wrong item in your recycling and all the recycling from your street could be dumped into landfill instead of correctly disposed of.
Did you know that if a used disposable nappy or other forms of hazardous or obnoxious waste is found in your recycling, potentially the entire wheelie bin of recycling, or the whole truck load, will be taken to landfill because of the contamination. So, double check what you are putting into your recycling wheelie bins and glass crates.
How we can fight the landfill
Hazardous waste is one of the biggest issues in our district. Lightbulbs, batteries and old phones, tablets and laptops are materials that often end up in the rubbish that could go elsewhere.
What do I do with my batteries?
Batteries can be dangerous if placed in with your general waste. Lithium batteries, especially, pose a fire risk. We ask that you take any old used batteries to your local Refuse Transfer Station.
How can I get rid of asbestos?
Please find an authorised contractor to remove your asbestos. There is nowhere in our district where asbestos can be disposed of. The nearest place is Envirowaste in Hampton Downs.
What do I do with old and used lightbulbs?
Old lightbulbs can be dropped off at your local Refuse Transfer Station to be disposed of correctly.
Where do I take old TVs, phones, iPads, tablets and laptops?
These items are called e-waste (electronic waste). Please do not dispose of these in with your general waste. Most of these items have lithium inside them which is a fire risk if put through a compactor in a truck or waste facility. Old screens contain toxic elements and some old TVs and computers have mercury components. Our Refuse Transfer Stations can not take e-waste. Instead, take these items to the Seagull Centre in Thames which will take them for a koha. Some Noel Leeming shops will accept e-waste. Check their website for the nearest location.
If you have any questions about where you can get rid of any of your old, used or broken waste please call one of our District's Refuse Transfer Stations and they can let you know the best place to dispose of your waste.
If you have any questions about our kerbside collections call our customer services team on 07 868 0200.