Hazardous waste is not suitable to be placed in your red lid general waste bin.
Hazardous waste includes items such as garden chemicals, insect repellents, cleaners, automotive products, home improvement products, acids, asbestos and fluorescent light globes.
Disposing of hazardous waste correctly allows for some or all of the resources to be recovered and reused. It’s also better for the environment.
Where to take household chemicals and paint
Other options for disposal and recycling of common items
For nickel/cadmium, mercury, lithium, hearing aid, watch, camera, little button batteries
Note: Normal batteries, including dry cell, alkaline and non re-chargeable batteries can go in your red lid rubbish bin.
Lead and lead acid gel
- Civic Centre or Library, 571 Montague Road, Modbury
- Mobile phone retail outlets
- Mobile Muster
End-of-life globes can be dropped off at the checkout counter of any Banner Hardware, Mitre 10 or True Value Hardware stores. This ensures that globes will be recycled instead of going to landfill and prevents mercury contained in some globes from harming the environment.
Dispose of dry/hardened paint in your red lid rubbish bin. Harden the paint by simply leaving the lid off, or by adding a paint hardener, purchased from a hardware store. Tap the hardened tablet of paint out of the tin and place into the waste bin. Dry paint tins can go in your yellow lid recycling bin.
Council also hosts Paintback events, these are advertised through our website Council newsletters, the local Messenger paper and via Council's Facebook account.