Household Hazardous Waste

Recycling hazardous waste

Hazardous waste can be in a liquid, solid or even gas form.  Engine oil, gas bottles, car batteries, paint, fire extinguishers, toners from copiers or laser printers and fluorescent lighting tubes are all examples of hazardous waste, which can be recycled via Council’s transfer stations.

Caution Alert

Your home may contain many hazardous materials, some of which can be recycled. If not recyclable, materials can be disposed of safely.  These are listed below and more information is given on some items under the hazardous information.

Council Alert

Many councils provide services to safely dispose of these items. Check your local council for details.

ItemsUseExamplesRecyclable
Fluorescent lights lighting long tubes or CFLs  √
LPG cylinders cooking or heating BBQ, gas heater, caravan appliances

Waste oil lubricant from vehicles
Batteries

powering small devices

charging electronic items

charging appliances

laptop batteries, hearing aid batteries

rechargeable batteries

these are 'E-waste'

dry cell batteries e.g. AA, AAA

X

X

Chemicals

garden use

household use

garage/DIY use

herbicides, pesticides, fertilisers

janola, bleaches, alkaline cleaners, acidic vinegars

solvents, glues, non water-based paints

X

X

X