Household Chemicals… a hazard around the home


The use of harmful chemicals is not just confined to industry application. Almost every household across the country will have some form of hazardous material lurking under the kitchen sink, in the garage or the garden shed. At the point when these chemicals are no longer required, Toxfree has the solution.
The most common hazardous waste disposed by households is batteries, which grew from 57% in 2000 to 68% in 2009. The second most disposed hazardous waste item includes medicines, drugs or ointments which fell from 38% in 2000 to 32% in 2009.

What can you do?
Toxfree offers a service for the collection and disposal of hazardous household chemicals. Disposing of hazardous household chemicals is achievable throughout our network of national facilities. Through a combination of mobile collection events to permanent facilities strategically located; householders can confidently deposit their unwanted items and drive away with the confidence that their waste will be managed with the utmost respect for the environment and surrounding community.
Specialist equipment is provided to cope with the collection of small items handed in by the public. Typical wastes are oil, paint, solvents, pesticides, cleaners, batteries, acids, alkalis, pharmaceuticals, pool chemicals, brake fluid, coolant, aerosols and photographic chemicals.
All items are received by experienced operators specifically trained to understand the complexity of waste types and packages. The sorting is performed by industrial chemists who segregate the various waste types into compatible types for transport to the Toxfree disposal facility.


Toxfree Solutions Ltd is one of Australia’s leading integrated waste management and industrial service provider. Our core values, “Safe, Reliable and Sustainable”, underpin our commitment to offer our customers the safest, most reliable and sustainable waste management solution we can.
Partner with Toxfree for ecological sustainability. Call us today on 1300 869 373.

Sources: Australian Bureau of Statistics 2013, Toxfree Solutions Ltd