Hazardous waste

hazardous waste includes:


  • Energy-saving bulbs and fluorescent light tubes
  • Unhardened paint, glue, varnish and lacquer
  • Solvents like turpentine, paint thinner, acetone and industrial petrol
  • Base washing and cleaning agents
  • Waste oil, oil filters and other oily materials
  • Car batteries, batteries
  • Pesticides and insecticides
  • Sulphuric acid and hydrochloric acid, organic acids
  • Impregnated wood

Return mercury thermometers and unused medicine to a pharmacy.

Return hazardous waste in the original package when possible!

hazardous waste warning signs

Warnings on the package help in identification of the waste. The GHS (The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals) is a system for standardizing and harmonizing the classification and labelling of chemicals. It is in use in the EU:

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