Wasteserv Malta - Hazardous Waste
Hazardous Waste

What is Hazardous Waste?

Hazardous waste is any type of waste which is explosive, oxidizing, flammable, irritant, harmful, toxic, carcinogenic, corrosive, infectious, teratogenic, mutagenic or ecotoxic.  If not disposed of correctly, hazardous waste may pose health risks or environmental risks. Therefore it must be managed in an environmentally safe way.

Some examples of domestic and commercial hazardous waste

  • Batteries and accumulators
  • Paint and empty paint containers
  • Chemicals and empty chemical containers
  • Industrial sludges
  • Spent thinners and solvents
  • Waste lubricating oils and edible oils
  • Asbestos                
  • Spent light bulbs and neon tubes
  • Expired medicines
  • Used syringes
  • WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment)



Important points about Hazardous Waste Management

Domestic hazardous waste must be taken to Civic Amenity sites, while Commercial hazardous waste must be taken to different WasteServ facilities, depending on the type of waste.

In the case of commercial waste, a permit and consignment note must be obtained from MEPA prior to delivery of the waste. WasteServ will only accept hazardous waste if accompanied by these documents.

For detailed information please check out our Guidelines for Commercial Waste.

At present facilities for the collection, storage, treatment and disposal of hazardous waste in Malta are limited, however new facilities catering for hazardous waste are in the pipeline. Until these facilities are in operation, various alternative services are being offered. For assistance or further information please call us on Freephone 8007 2200.