Sort hazardous waste at a waste reception station, special collection points for hazardous waste or mobile Roinaralli collection points.
- fluorescent tubes, energy-saving lights and LED lights
- paint, glue and varnish
- solvents, including turpentine, paint thinner and acetone
- alkaline detergents and cleansers
- used oil and items containing oil, such as oil filters
- coolant, clutch and brake fluid and engine cleaning detergents
- car batteries and battery fluid
- plant-protecting agents and pesticides and their packaging
- acids, including sulphuric acid, hydrochloric acid, acetic acid and formic acid
- impregnated timber (must be taken to a waste reception station)
Hazardous waste includes any waste that is hazardous or harmful to the environment or health because of its chemical or other properties.
- accepted free of charge at waste stations
- must never be placed in the property’s waste bins
- batteries and small accumulators should be returned to the shop
What happens to hazardous waste after sorting?
Hazardous waste is recycled for reuse, utilised as energy or disposed of by incinerating. Some of the material can processed to produce raw material for industry. For example, lubricants are utilised as a raw material for new products, while solid oil waste is incinerated in an incinerator for hazardous waste.