Waste: Hazardous waste - you can handle it: New rules on agricultural waste. Your guide to Hazardous Agricultural Waste
Packaging Hazardous Possibly hazardous Non-hazardous
Oil containers As these are impossible to clean properly the oil that they are contaminated with will make them hazardous waste    
Plastic and metal pesticide containers   These may be hazardous if they are not emptied and triple rinsed and drained These are only non-hazardous if they are emptied and triple rinsed
Cardboard pesticide containers   These may be hazardous if they are not fully emptied Non-hazardous when fully emptied
Animal health packaging   These may be hazardous if they are not emptied and rinsed and cleaned These are non-hazardous when they are emptied and rinsed and cleaned
Fertiliser bags   These may be hazardous if they are not emptied, shaken and inspected for cleanliness If these are emptied, shaken and inspected for cleanliness they will not be hazardous
Seed bags     Non-hazardous
Animal feed bags     Non-hazardous
Contaminated cardboard boxes   These may be hazardous depending on what they are contaminated with  

Cores

    Non-hazardous

Smoke canisters and empty rabbit/mole poison containers (which contained phostoxin)

As these are impossible to clean out properly, their residual contents will make them hazardous

   
 
Non-packaging plastics Hazardous Possibly hazardous Non-hazardous
Silage films and wrap     Non-hazardous
Horticultural films     Non-hazardous
Bale twine and netwrap     Non-hazardous
Tree guards     Non-hazardous
Other plastics     Non-hazardous
 
Animal health waste Hazardous Possibly hazardous Non-hazardous
Sheep dip Concentrate is hazardous This may be hazardous if it has not been diluted in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations If the dip tank has been prepared by diluting the dip in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions the used dip will not be hazardous
Pour on pesticide/insecticide Concentrate is hazardous Washings may be hazardous waste depending on their concentration  
Discarded/damaged treatment guns   These could be hazardous depending on their contamination  
Unused and residual medicines used for the treatment of animals

Those medicines which are carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic or toxic to reproduction. For example, many hormonal and cancer drugs. Further guidance on these substances is being prepared

 

Medicines which do not have the properties identified in the ‘hazardous’ column. For example, many vaccines except BCG which is hazardous)

Syringes & needles

These will be hazardous and clinical waste where contaminated with body fluids from an infected animal, or, where they may otherwise be considered to present a risk of infection to either humans or animals. Syringes contaminated with hazardous medicines are also hazardous waste

 

These would not be hazardous waste where there is no risk of infection. For example, if the syringe or needles is unused

Disposable gloves, dressings & swabs

These will be hazardous and clinical waste where contaminated with body fluids from an infected animal, or, where they may otherwise be considered to present a risk of infection to either humans or animals.

 

These would not be hazardous waste where there is no risk of infection. For example, if the items are unused or uncontaminated

Mastitis cream tubes     Non-hazardous
Worm treatments     Non-hazardous
Vaccines     Non-hazardous
Aerosols Will be hazardous if the tin has an orange symbol e.g. Flammable    
 
Building waste Hazardous Possibly hazardous Non-hazardous
General C&D waste Any building waste containing asbestos cement   Non-hazardous unless it is contaminated with something that might make it hazardous e.g. asbestos
Metal     Non hazardous
 
Batteries Hazardous Possibly hazardous Non-hazardous
Lead acid Hazardous    
Dry cell
(containing mercury)
Hazardous    
NiCad rechargeable (nickel cadmium) Hazardous    
Button
(containing mercury)
Hazardous    
Dry cell
(not containing mercury)
    Non-hazardous
Alkaline     Non-hazardous
Zinc chloride     Non-hazardous
Button
(not containing mercury)
    Non-hazardous
 
Machinery waste Hazardous Possibly hazardous Non-hazardous
Fuel oil Hazardous    
Lubricating oil Hazardous    
Brake fluid Hazardous    
Brake pads Brake pads containing asbestos are hazardous   Non-hazardous unless contaminated with asbestos
Machinery     Machinery that is not contaminated with something that might make it hazardous e.g. oil/asbestos/brake fluid
Tyres     Tyres are non-hazardous
Un-depolluted vehicles Any scrap vehicles that still contain any substance that is hazardous (lead acid battery, oil, brake fluid, asbestos brake pads) will be hazardous    
 
Electronic or electrical waste Hazardous Possibly hazardous Non-hazardous
Fluorescent light tubes Hazardous    
TVs or computer monitors that contain a cathode ray tube and also flat screen TVs or TFT monitor screens Hazardous (the cathode ray tube is hazardous because of the coating on the activated glass, the flat screen TVs & monitors have a backlight that contains mercury)    
Fridges/freezers Hazardous if they contain CFC, HCFC or HFC    
Capacitors
(containing PCBs)
Hazardous    
 
Office waste Hazardous Possibly hazardous Non-hazardous
General office paper     Non-hazardous
Cardboard     Non-hazardous
Printers and empty cartridges     Non-hazardous
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