There are many everyday products which, although not immediately dangerous, may nevertheless be classed as hazardous waste. This means that they might harm people or the environment if not disposed of properly.
What can be hazardous?
- Some garden chemicals (e.g. some poisons)
- Some household chemicals (e.g. some paints)
- Some electrical items (e.g. fridges and low energy lightbulbs)
- Some car products (e.g. antifreeze, engine oil and brake fluid)
What can I do with hazardous household waste?
Please do not put any hazardous waste in your general rubbish - take it to your nearest household recycling centre (HRC) instead.