Household hazardous waste includes everyday products such as  bleach, garden and pool chemicals, cleaning solvents that are purchased from the supermarket or hardware store, asbestos, tyres, liquid paint, oils, food, gas bottles and batteries.

If you store household chemicals around your home after you no longer need them, you could:

  • injure or poison someone if they drink, inhale or are burned by them
  • endanger yourself and your property if chemicals ignite, explode or release toxic fumes in the event of fire
  • be fined for damaging the environment if chemicals leak while they are being stored or handled

Disposing of hazardous materials in your general waste or recycling bin, or skip bin is not safe as they can be flammable, corrosive, explosive or toxic. These materials can potentially cause fires in bins or garbage trucks and create a hazard for truck drivers, the community and the environment.

Free drop off days

Brisbane residents can take hazardous household waste to Council transfer stations for free on designated collection days.

Items must remain in their original containers and not be mixed. A 20 litre limit for each chemical or product applies.

This service is for Brisbane residents only.

For more information regarding disposal of hazardous waste in Brisbane copy and paste the following link:

Saturday 3rd June 2017, 8am – 3pm at Ferny Grove Resource Recovery Centre, 101 Upper Kedron Road, Ferny Grove,  is the next household hazardous waste free drop off day.


PLEASE NOTE: We cannot take any hazardous waste in our skip bins.