Hazardous Household Waste
‘Yes’ is the most probable answer to that question.
Many household items that are in everyday use are hazardous and left over product and packaging should be disposed of properly and NEVER placed in your wheelie bin.
Examples of Household Hazardous Waste:-
- OIL BASED PAINTS/THINNERS (water based paints are not recycled)
- CLEANING AGENTS/BLEACHES
- WASTE ENGINE OIL
- WEED KILLERS AND OTHER PESTICIDES
- ALL TYPES OF BATTERIES
- FLUORESCENT LIGHT TUBES
Dispose of the above hazardous waste carefully at your local Waste & Recycling Centres. Please ensure that all Household Hazardous Waste is presented for disposal in its original container.
What Can You Do to Reduce Chemicals in your Home/Garden
Change your habits and look for alternatives to hazardous materials that will be less damaging to the environment? For tips on reducing chemicals in your homes, see:
• Cleaner Cleaning
• Cleaner Gardening