Hazardous Waste

Waste, which can be damaging to the environment or signifies a health risk, must be discarded as hazardous waste and always in accordance with legislation.

We will then ensure that it is treated or disposed of according to regulations.

Examples of hazardous waste could be:

  • Batteries
  • Energy saving light bulbs
  • Chemicals
  • Paint
  • Spray Cans

The bathroom overflows with hazardous waste

A lot of the products you may use in the bathroom also have to be treated as hazardous waste. For example:

  • Nail polish remover
  • Leftover perfume
  • Descaling products
  • Mercury thermometers

If you have any queries as to what constitutes hazardous waste, you should always contact us. We're only too happy to help.


You have several options when you need to discard your old batteries:

  • a recycling centre
  • left on top of your bin in a clear plastic bag tied with a knot (obviously not an option if you are using an underground waste collection system).
  • the hazardous waste box (in a clear plastic bag).

Please remember that batteries are found in a range of products, like greeting cards, shoes and toys - in fact anything that can light up, do something or make any kind of sound.

Get a Hazardous Waste Box (Miljøkasse)

If you life in a single-family house you can order a hazardous waste box for your hazardous goods free of charge. If you leave it on top of your bins when full, we will swap it for an empty one. Or you can use it for transporting your hazardous waste to one of our recycling centres.

To get a hazardous waste box send us an email at affald@randers.dk or call us at +45 8915 1617.

In the box you can put small tins of paint or bottles with chemicals, batteries (in a clear plastic bag), energy saving light bulbs, engine oil, small items of electronic waste and so forth. The waste must be packaged securely, as the boxes are unpacked by hand. If you don't have the original packaging, you should label the item(s), so that the recipient will know how to treat it.

You will have to fill in the label on the top of the box with your name and address. The weight of the box and its contents should not exceed 4 kilograms. When full, you should leave the box on top of your bin on the day we collect your household waste. The binman will take the box and leave you a new one in return.