Products that can be dangerous for health or the environment are classed as hazardous waste.
- energy-saving lamps and fluorescent lamps
- paint, glue and varnish residues that have not dried
- solvents e.g. turpentine, thinner, acetone and industrial petrol
- basic detergents
- waste oil and oil filters
- car batteries and battery liquids
- pesticides and plant protection products
- sulfuric and hydrochloric acid, organic acids such as acetic and formic acid
- extinguishers and gas bottles
- nail polish in liquid form
- aerosol cans with content
- New Year tin castings
- fever thermometers containing mercury
NOTE! Medicine must be taken to a pharmacy.
Households may leave hazardous waste free of charge at a waste reception station. The product should, if possible, be stored in its original packaging.
Every spring, a collection campaign is arranged to collect hazardous waste around the region using the ecocar (ekobiili).
Hazardous waste usually has a warning symbol.