What Does NOT Go Into the Bins

All types of batteries have a potential to start a fire. Not only are batteries a risk if they are punctured or come into contact with metal, but rechargeable lithium-ion batteries used in laptops, mobile phones, power drills and toys can overheat on their own and start a fire.

Visit the Recycling and Disposal of Problem Wastes page for details on how to safely dispose of these dangerous household items.

These items are hazardous and MUST NOT be placed in any household bin:

  • Hot Ashes
  • Liquids of any kind
  • Gas Bottles/ Canisters
  • Chemicals, Paints & Oils
  • Household & Car Batteries
  • Mobile Phones & Devices
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Ink Cartridges
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs
  • Medical Waste & Sharps