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Col­lec­tion of haz­ardous sub­stances

We offer Graz households the possibility of handing in hazardous substances at stationary collection points as well as at the mobile hazardous substance collection point (Hazardous Waste Express). Old medicines (without the cardboard packaging and without the package insert) can also be handed in to all Graz pharmacies.

Dozens of old batteries in a pile
© Unsplash/John Cameron

The most important info at a glance:


  • The hazardous substances are classified into various categories – see below!
  • Where possible take hazardous substances to the collection point in their original packaging.
  • Hazardous substances may not be mixed with one another as this can trigger uncontrolled reactions and make their disposal or recycling more difficult.
  • Do not place your hazardous substances in front of the closed collection point under any circumstances! By doing this, you endanger other people, but particularly children.
  • If you require a “Fetty” or “Mülli” or containers for medical waste, you will find information on this under the point “Special collections”.
  • No acceptance of ammunition. Please contact the nearest police station immediately.

There are these categories:

At the stationary and mobile hazardous substance collection points, the hazardous substances are collected in the following groups according to their hazard level and the type of disposal method:

Group A:

  • A1: liquid petroleum waste: motor oil, diesel oil, gear oil, heating oil, lubrication oil. When purchasing motor oils, used oils can be returned free of charge in the store in the same quantity.
  • A2: solid petroleum waste: oily rags, oil filters. If no used oil filters are returned when purchasing oil filters, a deposit is to be paid.

Group B:

  • B1: Solvent-based products: paints, putties, adhesives and solvents…
    pickling agents, bitumen, sealing compounds, putties, adhesives, varnishes, underbody protection, white spirit, paint cleaners, spray cans, (excludes toxic sprays), stain cleaners…
  • B2: Water-based products: dispersion paints…
    If packaging does not include any residues of hazardous substances (i.e. if they are free of drops or trickles, or have been brushed or scraped clean), this is deemed to be packaging (yellow or blue bin).

Group C – Toxins and chemicals:

  • C1: Acids: accumulator acids, hydrochloric acid, phosphoric acid, acetic acid…
  • C2: Lyes: cleaning agents, paint strippers, drain cleaners or pipe cleaners…
  • C3: Mercury: metallic mercury, mercury thermometers, boiler switches…
  • C4: Toxins and chemicals: pest control agents, wood protection agents, sprays, fungicides, weed killers, impregnation agent, developer agents, fixing agents, chemicals… Highly toxic, toxic and less toxic substances can also be returned to the retailer in the original packaging (please take ID with you).

Group D – Medicines:

  • D1: Medicines: capsules, pills, ointments, tinctures, drops… Please hand in without any box packaging or the packaging insert.
  • D2: Injections: These are to be submitted in puncture-resistant, closed containers (e.g. plastic container).

Group E – Batteries:

  • Zinc-carbon batteries, button cells, nickel-cadmium accumulators… Shops that sell batteries and accumulators are obligated to take them back free of charge.

Group F – Gas discharge lamps:

  • Luminous tubes, energy-saving lamps… Under no circumstances must the lamps be smashed! When purchasing luminous tubes or energy-saving lamps the same amount can be returned free of charge. If no luminous tubes or energy-saving lamps are returned, a deposit has to be paid when buying new ones.

Group G – Old cooking oils and fats:

  • G1: Cooking oils: oils from deep-fat fryers, oils from preserved foods, seed oil, salad oil…
  • G2: Cooking fats: deep-frying fat, frying fat, concentrated butter, lard… To make the collection of old cooking oils easier, a collection container will be provided to you per household at each hazardous substances collection point.

Group H – Lead accumulators

  • e.g. starter batteries… Shops that sell starter batteries are obligated to take them back free of charge.

Group I – Various hazardous substances:

  • Fire extinguishers, gas bottles, X-ray images…
    This group includes hazardous substances that have to be handed in separately due to their size, condition and the necessary caution when handling them.

Group J – Small electrical appliances:

  • Hairdryers, mobile phones, food processors, drills…
    Small appliances with an edge length smaller than 50 cm

All col­lec­tion points and their open­ing hours

Hazardous substances collection points

LocationAddressDelivery times
Central collection pointNeufeldweg 219Monday to Friday: 7 am - 3 pm
Resource Park GrazSturzgasse 5Monday to Saturday: 8 am - 6pm
Central fire brigadeLendplatz 15-17Monday to Friday: 7 am - 6 pm, Saturday: 7 am - 12 noon
Fire brigade eastDietrichsteinplatz 9aMonday to Friday: 8 am - 5.30 pm

Resource Park Graz

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 8 am to 6 pm
Sundays and holidays closed
Sturzgasse 8, 8020 Graz
More Information

You can find the tariffs in our Resource Park Graz here.

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