Chemicals can cause a lot of harm to the environment if used incorrectly. They can be toxic to both humans and animals, but can also harm plants.

The following and similar chemicals should be turned in to a hazardous waste collection point or manned municipal recycling centre in their original packaging:

  • Pesticide
  • Waste oil
  • Solvent
  • Hair dye
  • Strong detergents

If the chemical is disposed of in different packaging, it is important to label it with what it contains.

Remember not to mix different products, but hand them in separately. Also make sure that the packaging is not leaking. All this is done to ensure that the different products are disposed of properly, but also to avoid exposing the people who will be handling the waste to any risks.

Packaging containing leftover chemicals should be handed in as hazardous waste at the municipal recycling centre, hazardous waste collection point or similar.

If the can or bottle is marked with any of the three symbols above, it should be disposed of as hazardous waste even if it is completely empty and dry.


Last updated: 2022-04-26