Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

NAWMA offers a household chemical and paint drop-off facility at its Edinburgh North Resource Recovery Centre (RRC). There is no charge to use the facility, which is open to the public seven days/week, click here for opening hours.

Residents wishing to ‘detox’ their homes can responsibly dispose of hazardous substances such as:

Glues, grout and putty

NAWMA Household Hazardous Waste - Brake Fluid

Brake fluid, fuel, degreasers and coolants

Poisons

Pesticides, herbicides, insecticides

Cleaning products, household chemicals and fumigants

Liquid paints, solvents, varnishes and stains

Pharmaceuticals, medicines and medications

Acids and alkalis

Some items such as medical waste, empty chemical drums, asbestos, radioactive materials, flares, explosives and ammunition will not be accepted. Contact the EPA on 8204 2004 or refer to the EPA website for information on how to correctly dispose of these items.

Sharps collected in sharps containers can be taken to your local council for disposal, contact your relevant council for more information.

Note: the facility is equipped to accept household quantities only.

For more information contact the NAWMA Customer Service Team on 8259 2100.