Hazardous household waste

Hazardous household waste items are usually marked with an orange label as they pose a possible risk to human health or the environment if not used properly.

Examples of hazardous waste

All household waste recycling centres in Hampshire can take hazardous household waste, including electrical goods. There are separate areas on site where they are collected before being delivered to accredited re-processors. Ask a member of site staff to direct you to the appropriate container or area.

Examples of hazardous household waste include:

  • white spirit
  • oven cleaner
  • stain removers
  • pesticides
  • drain cleaners
  • weed killers
  • household batteries
  • fluorescent light tubes
  • glues
  • energy saving light bulbs
  • wood preservatives
  • electrical and electronic equipment

Recognising hazardous household waste

The most hazardous products, such as pesticides and chemicals, are labelled with orange and black hazard symbols.  For more information on these signs, please visit the Health and Safety Executive's website

Further information

For more information on how to dispose of hazardous household waste, visit the Hampshire County Council website or call 0300 555 1389.

Contact details


Waste Management Team

If you have an enquiry about waste collection, send a message to the Waste and Recycling Team

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