Hazardous chemicals are explosive, flammable, poisonous, toxic, or infectious substances and include:
- Engine oil
- Paint and paint thinners
- Battery acids
- Nail polish
- Chlorine-based and other cleaning products
- Photographic chemicals
- Radioactive or toxic waste
Hazardous chemicals can damage your plumbing system, corrode the sewerage network, pose a health threat to the people who maintain our sewers, and harm the environment. To avoid this, these items should be disposed of carefully and appropriately.
For all non-domestic waste, you will need to make a trade waste application before discharging anything to the sewer.
Where to dispose:
For more information on where to dispose of hazardous chemicals, contact the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) by calling Canberra Connect on 13 22 81 or email firstname.lastname@example.org