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Hazardous waste and household chemicals can be dangerous to human health, property and the environment if it is not properly managed and disposed of. These items should not be disposed of in your rubbish bin or bag.

This includes:

  • Flammable material
  • LPG cylinders
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Car oil and other automotive liquids
  • Car batteries
  • Paints, wood stain and solvents
  • Household cleaning products
  • Cooking oil
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Household batteries and li-ion batteries
  • Pesticides, herbicides and insecticides

Household quantities of the above items can be disposed of at the Pines Resource Recovery Park free of charge. Please take these items to the kiosk for assistance, preferably in the original container. If you are not sure what is in an unlabeled container please make this known to staff.

Empty, clean, triple rinsed AgChem containers (only containers that are AgRecovery brand participants) can be disposed of at the Pines Resource Recovery Park free of charge. Please take these items to the kiosk.

For large commercial quantities of agricultural chemicals or farm hazardous waste please contact a specialist company such as AgRecovery, Waste Management Technical Services or ChemWaste.

Medication

Canterbury community pharmacies accept surplus and expired medication  as well as medical sharps such as syringes, needles and lancets for safe disposal. You can talk to your local community pharmacy about what they accept and how to bring it in safely.

Please never throw medication or medical sharps into your bin or flush down the toilet.