Household Hazardous Waste Removal

Local authorities may arrange collection of household hazardous waste at designated sites.

Substances or objects that are discarded, intended or required to be discarded and that display some of the following properties: corrosive, explosive, irritant, flammable, toxic, etc.; may be termed Hazardous Waste. Hazardous waste may not be disposed of in household waste.

Examples of Household Hazardous Waste:-

  • Oil Based Paints/Thinners (Water Based Paints Are Not Recycled)
  • Aerosols
  • Waste Engine Oil
  • Weed Killers And Other Pesticides
  • All Types Of Batteries
  • Fluorescent Light Tube

Powerstown Civic Amenity Site can accept some types of household hazardous waste. See attached flyer below.

Carlow County Council can accept items of household hazardous waste at specially organised "hazardous waste collection" days at our Civic Amenity Site, if such days are made available. Details of collection dates are advertised on our social media or in local press.

For further information on household hazardous waste, please consult “A Householders' Guide to Hazardous Waste Prevention”.

Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

WEEE is anything powered by a battery or a plug. Do not put WEEE or used batteries in the general waste bin. You can bring your old WEEE appliances to Powerstown Civic Amenity Site or your electrical retailer will take back old items. Disposal is free of charge.

The European Recycling Platform (ERP) also provides free collections in centralised locations throughout Carlow whereby the public can drop off items for recycling.

For information on upcoming events visit the ERP website

Waste household batteries can be brought to:

  • Any electrical retailer selling equivalent batteries
  • Schools’ who are participating in the European Recycling Platform school’s battery recycling collection


Powerstown Civic Amenity Site Flyer.