Household hazardous wastes typically amount to about 2% of all our wastes or around 300 tonnes a year in Kilkenny. Household hazardous waste is accepted at Dunmore Recycling Centre. Depending on the type of hazardous waste collected, household hazardous waste is sorted, re-used, recycled or safely disposed of at specialist treatment facilities across Europe.
Examples of household hazardous wastes include:
Cleaning agents including bleaches
Paint stripper/ thinner
The Waste Management (Battery and Accumulator) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 provide a free take back of all waste batteries and accumulators. Boxes for waste batteries can be found in any shop which sells batteries. The Local Authority has also supplied your local library and some schools with battery boxes to serve for the collection of small household batteries. A permanent Household Hazardous Waste Collection Vessel is located at the Dunmore Recycling Centre. This site operates Mon-Fri 8am 4.30pm and on Saturday 8am -12pm.
Kilkenny County Council would also like to encourage householders to avoid products that contain dangerous chemicals. The Local Authority is asking the public to shop for the environment by purchasing environmentally-friendly detergents and cleaning products, by using re-chargeable batteries and water-based paints for example.
Further details relating to Household Hazardous Waste can be obtained from the Environment Section, Kilkenny County Council on 056-7794470 or firstname.lastname@example.org.