Hazardous waste

You must dispose of your hazardous waste in a way which does not harm the environment

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You are responsible for ensuring that hazardous waste does not end up in the wrong place. The municipality provides guidance on the management of waste and how you can dispose of it.

You must use the digital self-service when you need to report changes, order bins, etc.

You must not pour oil and chemical waste down the drain or throw it out with your household waste. The chemicals are toxic and can, among other things, damage the waste-water treatment plant. Instead, you must dispose of the environmentally harmful substances separately.

The municipality will ensure that the hazardous waste is destroyed accordingly.

Electronic waste contains both valuable resources, such as gold, silver and copper, and environmentally harmful substances, such as mercury, lead and brominated flame retardants. You must, therefore, take your electronic waste to the municipal waste collection facility instead of throwing it in the bin.

The municipality will ensure that the waste is sent for environmental treatment. Here the harmful substances are removed and the valuable substances are sent to be recycled. If, on the other hand, you throw your electronic waste in the bin, the valuable resources are lost, and there is a risk that the harmful substances will be released into the environment.

Light bulbs are electronic products. All types of light bulbs including energy saving light bulbs and LED light bulbs contain materials that can be reused. Light bulbs must be taken to the municipal waste collection. Some municipalities classify energy saving light bulbs as hazardous waste.

If you wish to know more about electronic waste, further information is available from the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (Miljøstyrelsen).

Batteries can contain toxic substances, such as lead, mercury or cadmium, which pollute the environment. Most also contain rare or valuable substances which can be recycled.

For these reasons, you must not throw batteries out with your general waste. Instead, you should dispose of your used batteries separately.

You can find out more about collection schemes and recycling centres from the municipality.

Car batteries contain a lot of lead, which is an environmental hazard.

You can drop off your used car batteries for free at garages, petrol stations, car dealerships and at businesses which sell car products. You can also take them to the municipal waste reception centre for hazardous waste.

You can consult the applicable laws and regulations on hazardous waste in the Environmental Protection Act (Miljøbeskyttelsesloven) on the Legal information (Retsinformation) webpage:

The rules governing the collection and management of hazardous waste are regulated by the Executive Order on waste (Bekendtgørelse om affald):

The rules governing the management of electronic waste are regulated by the WEEE Order (Elektronikaffaldsbekendtgørelsen):

The rules governing the management of chemicals are regulated by the Law on chemicals (Kemikalieloven):

Last updated: 23 January 2024