Dangers of hazardous waste

Council has launched an education campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of hazardous waste.

Waste: Danger to the community and to the World Heritage Area.

Waste: Danger to the community and to the World Heritage Area.

Hazardous waste... together we've got it sorted provides information to residents, home renovators and home renovation businesses relating to types of hazardous waste, disposing hazardous waste correctly, reporting illegal dumping, protecting yourself and your family during do-it-yourself projects, and protecting your business.

The campaign has been produced as part of Council's Enforceable Undertaking with SafeWork NSW.

Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill said the campaign provides useful, easy-to-understand and up-to-date information about hazardous waste, including the safe handling and disposal of asbestos-containing materials.

"The education campaign highlights that everyone has a responsibility to ensure the safe handling and disposal of this type of waste - whether it's at home or at your workplace," said Cr Greenhill.