Recycling and waste

Hazardous waste

Some solid and liquid waste is hazardous and is not suitable for the usual collection and disposal methods.

Hazardous waste products include:

  • garden chemicals - eg pesticides, weedkillers and fertilisers
  • insect repellents and rat poison
  • cleaners - eg oven cleaner, toilet cleaner, bleach, ammonia and furniture polish
  • automotive products - eg fuel, lubricants and degreasers
  • home improvement products - eg paints, thinners and adhesives, batteries and pool chlorine.

Don't place hazardous products out for garbage collection.

Don't bury them and never dispose of them in sewer or stormwater systems. See information on the Hazardous Household Waste Depot.


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Page last updated 3 February 2017

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