Household Hazardous Waste Disposal


Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is household products that are no longer needed or have reached their end-of-life, which contain chemicals or substances that can be harmful to you, your children, your pets, or the environment.  This may include a broad range of products that are flammable, toxic, reactive or corrosive.

If not disposed of correctly HHW can harm humans, animals or the environment. The aim of the HHW program is to remove these products from people's homes and divert them from landfill, so they can be safely recycled or disposed of.

What wastes are accepted at the HHW disposal facilities?

Householders can dispose of any of the following products at the HHW Facility.

Note: The HHW facility can only accept domestic quantities of waste (max 20kg/20L).

  • Acids (including hydrochloric acid)
  • Aerosols (CFC based, paints, lacquers, pesticides etc)
  • Alkalis
  • Batteries (car and dry cell/ household)
  • Fluorescent light globes (compact lamps and tubes)
  • Cyanides
  • Engine coolants and glycols
  • Fire extinguishers (non-halon only)
  • Flammable liquids (eg. hydrocarbons and fuels)
  • Flammable solids
  • Flares
  • Gas Cylinders
  • General household chemicals (eg. cleaning products)
  • Heavy metal compounds
  • Inorganic oxidising agents (eg. pool chlorine)
  • Low level radio active substances (eg. smoke detectors)
  • Mercury (eg. thermometers)
  • Organic peroxides
  • Paint
  • PCB materials
  • Pesticides (including Schedule X pesticides)
  • Solvents

Commercial quantities are not accepted at this facility.