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.
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.
Many councils provide services to safely dispose of these items. Check your local council for details.
|Fluorescent lights||lighting||long tubes or CFLs||√|
|LPG cylinders||cooking or heating||BBQ, gas heater, caravan appliances|
|Waste oil||lubricant||from vehicles||√|
powering small devices
charging electronic items
laptop batteries, hearing aid batteries
these are 'E-waste'
dry cell batteries e.g. AA, AAA
herbicides, pesticides, fertilisers
janola, bleaches, alkaline cleaners, acidic vinegars
solvents, glues, non water-based paints