Keep hazardous waste out of your bins

Don’t fuel the fire: did you know that the incorrect disposal of household hazardous waste can cause fires and damage to human health and the environment?

It may look innocent but it could be hazardous waste.

You’d be forgiven for thinking these items can just go in your general waste bin but the toxic chemicals in these common household items cause fires and a lot of damage to collection trucks and facilities – not to mention endangering lives.

Any home, garden, pool and garage products with a ‘corrosive’, ‘oxidising  agent’, ‘toxic’ or ‘flammable’ label are considered hazardous and should be collected and disposed of by a regulated hazardous waste disposal service.

Page last updated: Monday, 6 July 2020