Skip to main content

Environment

Hazardous Waste


Household Hazardous Waste

Many everyday household products such as medicines, cleaning agents, pesticides, paints and batteries contain hazardous components. When these items become a waste they have the potential to cause serious environmental pollution.

These items should never be placed in waste bins or poured down sinks, toilets or drains.

Contact your local pharmacy about taking back your old medicines.

Items of household hazardous waste should be stored safely and brought to Mayo County Council’s Civic Amenity Centres for safe disposal.

To cut down on hazardous waste in your home, we encourage you to purchase correct quantities, store correctly and choose a greener alternative whenever possible. For tips of alternatives to regular household and garden chemicals visit www.mywaste.ie/what-to-do-with-my-hazardous-household-waste/

Non-household Hazardous Waste

Many businesses, farms and schools will have items of hazardous waste to dispose of which arise from their daily operations. These items should never be placed in waste bins or poured down sinks, toilets or drains.

A list of permitted collectors licenced to collect this hazardous waste is available from www.nwcpo.ie

Back to top