Fire extinguishers

Fire extinguishers

Fire extinguishers are hazardous and regulated waste as they contain radioactive material.

Never place in wheelie bins or with mixed household waste to prevent fire and safety hazards.

Halon extinguishers (solid yellow in colour) are not accepted at Council waste facilities. Disposing of halon fire extinguishers

Disposal / recycling options

Business or community recycling programs

Fire extinguishers can be taken back to the manufacturer or supplier for disposal.

Wheelie bins

These items cannot be disposed of in your wheelie bins.

Waste facilities

Notes and conditions

  • Disposal limited to domestic quantities.
  • Only empty fire extinguishers are accepted at waste facilities.