Hazardous Waste

What is hazardous waste?

Hazardous waste should not be disposed of in household waste.  This is usually because it has some of the following properties – corrosive toxic, explosive, irritant or flammable.

There are many different types of hazardous wastes, e.g.

  • Cleaning agents
  • Bleaches
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Oil
  • Asbestos
  • Old from medicines
  • Anti-freeze
  • Batteries
  • Waste medicine herbicides
  • Pesticides
  • Adhesives
  • Paint stripper
  • Paint stripper
  • Paint thinners
  • Fridges
  • Freezers
  • Electrical goods
  • Glues
  • Inks
  • Sealants

Where can I safely dispose of hazardous waste?

Many of these items can be recycled at Tubbercurry Recycling Centre for a small charge or for free if they are electrical goods.

Hazardous Waste
Name of FacilityWhat can be recycledGate FeesOpening Hours
Name of FacilityWhat can be recycledGate FeesOpening Hours
Tubbercurry Recycling Centre,
Co. Sligo
Tel:  071 9186869

Bottles, Cans, Clothes, Batteries and Electrical goods (WEEE)
Free of Charge

Dry Recyclables i.e. paper, cardboard, plastic, tins, tetra pak, metals, wood waste, etc.
Fees apply

Household Hazardous Waste, i.e. Paint tins, Pesticide/herbicides containers,  Aerosols,  Medicines, Oil filters
Fees apply 

Gate Fees for Household Recyclables
Car Load €4
Car and Trailer €7
Van  €7
Large Vehicle €15

Gate Fees for Household Hazardous Waste:
Paint Tins  -  €0 .50c for 5 litre can or smaller
€1.00 for over 5 litre can
Medicines -  €1.00 for 5 items
Oil Filters  -  €0.50c per item
Pesticides/Herbicides -  €1.00 per litre of space

For all of the above, any irregular loads will be charged at discretion of operator


Thursday and Friday:  10 am - 5 pm


10 am - 4 pm 



There is much uncertainty surrounding the handling and disposal of asbestos.  The most common form of asbestos queries usually refers to the flat or corrugated cement bound sheets.  However the attached link identifies typical asbestos products and where they are likely to be found.

Asbestos Materials - http://www.askaboutireland.ie/enfo/irelands-environment/the-built-environment/asbestos-materials/index.xml