Some products are perfectly safe to use in every day life, but at the point of disposal they become classified as hazardous and require specialist treatment using safe and environmentally friendly disposal or recycling methods.
It is illegal to dispose of household or garden chemicals or their wastes in drains, sinks or toilets as they can cause harm to human health, wildlife and the environment. Do not dispose of these chemicals in your home bins or red recycling bin. Only washed empty chemical containers should ever be disposed of in your black refuse bin. Always read the information on the container.
When disposing of chemicals please follow the advice below:
Two EU Regulations resulted in the withdrawal and ban of some household chemical based products. These regulations were the Creosote (Prohibition on Use and Marketing) (No.2) Regulations 2003 (SI 2003 1511) and the Pesticides Safety Directorate.