Hazardous Waste Disposal


Hazardous waste is waste that poses substantial or potential threats to public health or the environment. Traditionally hazardous waste was disposed of in landfill along with all other waste. Disposing of hazardous waste in landfill creates a potential hazard of the waste entering the surrounding environment.

Hazardous waste can be characterised as:

  • Explosive
  • Flammable Liquids/Solids
  • Poisonous
  • Toxic
  • Ecotoxic
  • Infectious Substances
  • Clinical wastes
  • Waste oils/water, hydrocarbons/water mixtures, emulsions
  • Wastes from the production, formulation and use of resins, latex, plasticizers,    glues/adhesives
  • Wastes resulting from surface treatment of metals and plastics
  • Residues arising from industrial waste disposal operations
  • Wastes which contain certain compounds such as: copper, zinc, cadmium, mercury, lead and asbestos.

The City of Albany has developed and supports a number of hazardous waste programs to divert particular hazardous waste products from entering landfill and preventing them from unnecessarily entering the surrounding environment.

  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • Asbestos Disposal
  • ChemClear
  • Gas Bottles
  • Motor Oil Disposal
  • Car Batteries
  • Medical Waste and Sharps
  • Household Batteries