Hazardous & Toxic Waste

Industries produce hazardous waste which presents a risk for people and the environment. Hazardous industrial waste comes in many different types: solid and liquid, packaged or in bulk (skips, tanks). They must all be handled by specialised channels. SUEZ assists its industrial clients in meeting their obligations to ensure compliance with national and international regulations in terms of hazardous waste management. We ensure that people, property and the environment are fully safe at all phases of the process.

What is Hazardous & Toxic Waste?

SUEZ collects and treats various industrial, hazardous and dangerous goods waste streams that are packaged in drums, containers and/or bulka bags. Waste products may be either in a liquid, powder or solid form including:

What goes in the Hazardous Waste bin?


  • Bituminous products (such as road sealing and asphalt binders, surface treatments, etc)
  • Laboratory waste and chemicals
  • Medical/Clinical waste
  • Contaminated spill kits
  • Inks and dyes
  • Oils and greases

  • Oil, ink and/or solvent rags/gloves
  • Photographic waste
  • Pesticides
  • Solvents (chlorinated and non-chlorinated)
  • Paint


  • Plastic, metal & glass
  • Chemicals
  • Food & Garden organics
  • Products exposed to radiation & chemical hazards

Hazardous waste services include:

  • Liquid & packaged waste collection
  • 24/7 emergency support
  • Vacuum loading
  • High-pressure water blasting
  • Shutdown pre-clean
  • Emergency spill response
  • Sludge and bio-solids management

Acceptance criteria and services vary across States and Territories.

Bin and container options

Where does hazardous waste go?

Each hazardous waste type has a unique method of disposal and is treated in accordance with regulations and in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.

SUEZ provides a hazardous waste collection and transportation service using licensed trucks and operators to transport non-controlled, industrial, hazardous and dangerous goods waste products.

In addition, some SUEZ sites are licensed to accept waste streams that require special handling and disposal. These wastes types include prescribed wastes, asbestos, synthetic mineral fibre and dusty wastes.

Secure management of hazardous waste

SUEZ provides regulatory compliance for dangerous waste and ensures that people, property and the environment are kept safe at all times.

SUEZ supports industrial companies in managing their responsibilities in terms of safety and regulatory compliance.

In the event of an incident, displacement or closure of a site, our experts are available to secure the site and identify, prepare and remove waste. Our resources available for logistics, processing and recovery enable us to propose the best solution of each type of waste.


You may be surprised to know many products you use at home are hazardous. Once you decide to dispose of them into waste bins, they can be dangerous!


Most common hazardous waste types are:

  • Lithium- ion battery that you use in toys, your laptop, mobile.. etc..
  • Paints
  • Dyes
  • Pesticides
  • Gas bottles


Hazardous waste must be processed and disposed of correctly to protect the environment.


What can you do to protect our environment and ensure safety?

  • When shopping, buy smaller amounts
  • Share any spare or leftover products that others may be able to use
  • Recharge batteries and use them when possible
  • Drop off hazardous waste to our facilities to be disposed of correctly

Not sure what to do? Contact us on 13 13 35 to advise you on the correct disposal process.


Watch our educational video:

Hazardous waste - SUEZ Australia & New Zealand

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