How to Dispose of Household Waste Safely in Melbourne

People in Australia are more environmentally conscious today and are paying more and more attention to how and where they are disposing their waste especially if it holds potential danger to the environment. Some of the most common household waste such as car batteries, electronic devices etc. contain environmentally hazardous toxic materials and need special care while disposing of. This is true even more when you consider the nature of waste today and most of them are not organic like they used to be in the early days. They are often not biodegradable and can harm the soil or water table beneath the landfill if not disposed of appropriately. When disposing of a waste of this nature, you should take special care and let the professional waste management specialists handle them. Keep the following in mind while disposing of your household waste and junk.

Safely Dispose of your Waste that needs Special Attention

Below are some of the most common household wastes that cannot be managed just by hiring a Regular Skip Bin:

Car Batteries

Car Batteries contain harmful acids and chemicals that hold potential danger to the environment. If you dispose of car batteries in a regular Skip Bin, it may tip over and if exposed the strong acids may damage animals or people. So special care should be taken while disposing of waste containing such harmful chemicals such as car batteries or any other household appliances that contain chemicals. These should be disposed at regulated facilities and not through regular Skip Bins.


With the advancement of technology, the increase of E-Waste has been increasing in significant amount in the recent years. As offices, businesses, and homes use more and more electronic and computer related machinery these days, disposing of waste associated with electronics such as computers, televisions, printers, are also becoming a bigger problem. E-waste can contain a wide range of materials which may be hazardous to the environment and often contain toxic chemicals including heavy metals and radioactive waste. Due to this hazardous nature of the E-Waste, these should not be disposed of in regular skip bins and special care should be taken while disposing of them.

Flammable Materials

You may have seen some products in your home that contains “Flammable” label or sign on it. These materials may break and the chemicals inside may catch fire or even Explode when they are not handled properly or being transported by inexperienced people, and disposed of in regular Skip Bins. These materials are referred to as “Hot Load” and should be disposed of with care by trained professionals.

Household Poison

If you have a bottle in your home with the label poison on it, do not dispose of this bottle in a regular Skip Bin. The poison in the bottle will also be poison in the landfill. These bottles have a risk of leaking and potentially polluting the ground water from the landfills. So special garbage disposals should be used while disposing of this container.

Keeping Australia Safe

For personal and environmental safety please follow the safety rules of garbage disposal and waste management standards of Australia. The household materials such as batteries, tyres, electrical and electronic appliances or containers with toxic, harsh chemicals or poisons, should be handled with special care and cannot be disposed of in regular Garbage Bins or Skip Bins. Improper waste management for these types of materials can harm human health and overall environment. Your local council can advise you on how to dispose of these hazardous materials and who to contact while disposing of them. Due to the toxic and hazardous nature of these products, you should let only the professional and trained personnel to handle them. To learn more about how to dispose of your household wastes contact Metropolitan Transfer Station another business wing of Metropolitan Bin Hire.

Note: This article was originally published at Metropolitan Bin Hire's blog.

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