Can disinfectants that have exceeded their expiry date be disposed of in household waste?

No. Expired disinfectants must be disposed via a waste management company.

Expired disinfectants are problematic substances that can be harmful to people and their environment by virtue of their pollutant content. The handling of this waste is regulated by the Recycling and Waste Management Act and the corresponding ordinances. Consequently, disinfectants must be disposed of through a waste management company.

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