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Hazardous household waste

Hazardous household waste

The general view is that hazardous waste can only be generated at industrial enterprises or in some complicated production process. However, this is not the case: we all run into this waste every day, but we can avoid the dangers of hazardous waste if we manage it properly.
Hazardous waste is waste which may contain substances that are hazardous, flammable, explosive, irritating, toxic, corrosive or anything else that may have a negative effect on the environment or human health. It also includes containers into which such substances have been packed.
 
All these wastes are collected and managed by Žalvaris UAB. Contact us -  we are on hand to advise you on the most convenient way to implement waste management.
 
Packaging from household chemicals

Packaging from household chemicals

When we clean our homes, we should not forget to properly dispose of empty detergent packaging that may have contained acids, alkalines or other chemicals. Contaminated packaging may not be disposed of in sorting containers as it is impregnated with dangerous substances and residues of chemicals may contaminate the whole sorted waste present in a container.
 
CONSTRUCTION OR RENOVATION WASTE

CONSTRUCTION OR RENOVATION WASTE

Construction or renovation generates hazardous wastes such as empty pressurised containers from foam sealants (e.g. Makroflex), building materials that contain asbestos, impregnated timber, empty or contaminated packaging from paints, varnishes, various solvents or other dangerous substances used for building as well as fabrics contaminated with such materials or work clothes not suitable for use.
 
BATTERIES AND PRIMARY CELLS

BATTERIES AND PRIMARY CELLS

After batteries or primary cells are disposed of with municipal waste, their casings start to disintegrate. Following such disintegration, heavy metals, toxic substances and acids are released into the environment. Heavy metals get into groundwater through the soil and from there reach plants which are then eaten by birds and other animals. Heavy metals can also make their way into the human food chain in water or vegetables.
 
HOME APPLIANCES AND CONSUMER ELECTRONICS

HOME APPLIANCES AND CONSUMER ELECTRONICS

Equipment that runs on electricity may not be disposed of with other household wastes, whether it is a refrigerator or a hairdryer. All waste electrical and electronic equipment must be managed in a responsible manner, which means that it must be transferred to waste managers. Before sending electrical and electronic equipment for recycling, people must make sure that a company to which such waste is sent holds the necessary permits.
 
FLUORESCENT TUBES AND COMPACT FLUORESCENT LIGHTS

FLUORESCENT TUBES AND COMPACT FLUORESCENT LIGHTS

Fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent lights contain mercury which is a very hazardous substance. To prevent any release of mercury vapour into the atmosphere, you should send end-of-life lights for recycling in a safe manner and avoid breaking them.
 
AUTOMOTIVE WASTE

AUTOMOTIVE WASTE

Cars generate a host of hazardous wastes including batteries, waste oil, filters, shock-absorbers, etc. If not managed correctly, these wastes release dangerous chemical substances into the environment. Oils may contain almost one third of the elements from the periodic table while heavy metals can cause serious diseases.