Leaky mothballs and liquefied skin contact are dangerous

The ABC of hazardous waste

A conscientious disposal of hazardous waste is important so that toxins do not get into our environment, i.e. into the groundwater and the air.

First of all, it is important to know what is classified as hazardous waste, i.e. what has to be collected and handed over separately and what must not be disposed of in the residual waste or in any other way.

We give you an alphabetical overview at the same time as some background information. Use this table to make sure what needs to be brought to the pollutant collection point:

  • Paint remover
  • Paint strippers are chemical compounds that can be used to remove old paint coats and varnishes (e.g. on wood). One distinguishes leaching and releasing Paint remover.

    Paint strippers are corrosive and in some cases highly toxic!

    Remains of paint remover are hazardous waste that may only be delivered in closed containers.

    Paint strippers are pollutants and, if properly separated, are classified as hazardous waste (recycling center in Tornesch-Ahrenlohe). Accordingly, these must be handed in to a recycling center or a mobile home for hazardous substances.

    Submission / delivery:

    • Hazardous waste acceptance at the recycling center in Tornesch-Ahrenlohe
    • Mobile pollutants "on site": overview of locations and dates

    Further information:

    The leaching paint strippers contain alkaline compounds, e.g. B. caustic soda, trisodium phosphate, ammonia and sodium carbonate and also nonionic surfactants.

    The solvent paint strippers are mixtures of organic solvents, highly toxic: mainly dichloromethane (methylene chloride) and methanol, admixtures of waxes and cellulose esters, prevent rapid evaporation. Flammability reduced by adding chlorinated hydrocarbons (dichloroethane, o-dichlorobenzene).

    Combined paint strippers contain leaching and dissolving components.

    Old stocks of products containing dichloromethane, which have been banned since 2009, are particularly dangerous.

    Alternatives:

    Instead of stripping agents, thermal removal with a hot air blower is also possible; however, in this way gases can be released which pollute the respiratory tract and possibly contain carcinogenic substances. It is advisable to use an activated carbon filter or to wear a mask

  • Drain cleaner
  • Drain and pipe cleaners are intended to chemically remove blockages in sewage pipes in the kitchen and bathroom. Strong effects are achieved above all by caustic soda and potassium hydroxide. Sodium hypochlorite is also used occasionally.

    The use of these chemical agents means a great health and accident risk in the household. Abuse or carelessness in use can even have fatal effects in individual cases.

    Drain cleaners are corrosive and some of them are highly toxic!

    Drain cleaners are considered pollutants and, if properly separated, are classified as hazardous waste (recycling center in Tornesch-Ahrenlohe). Accordingly, these must be handed in to a recycling center or a mobile home for hazardous substances.

    Submission / delivery:

    • Hazardous waste acceptance at the recycling center in Tornesch-Ahrenlohe
    • Mobile pollutants "on site": overview of locations and dates

    Note:

    • Acceptance only in closed containers.

    Further information:

    The drain cleaners always contain highly caustic, alkaline substances: sodium hydroxide (NaOH) or potassium hydroxide (KOH) (sometimes sodium hypochlorite), which together with water form strong alkalis. The lye is able to dissolve fats. Other components are often aluminum particles, chlorine compounds and oxidants. All ingredients are designed to break chemical bonds as much as possible so that clogging clumps dissolve.

    All products cause severe burns to the skin, eyes and mucous membranes. The cleaner and its solutions in the water are strongly alkaline and can react violently with acids.

    Alternatives:

    Drain cleaners are polluting and have no place in an environmentally conscious household: they are simply superfluous.
    The suction bell, automatic pump, spiral spring and manual cleaning of the unscrewed odor trap are proven and good methods of replacing chemical drain cleaners, relieving the burden on the environment and protecting health at the same time.

  • Lye (also paint stripper)
  • are chemical compounds that can be used to remove old paint coats and varnishes (e.g. on wood). One distinguishes leaching and releasing Paint remover.

    Paint strippers are corrosive and in some cases highly toxic!

    Remains of paint remover are hazardous waste that may only be delivered in closed containers.

    Paint strippers are pollutants and, if properly separated, are classified as hazardous waste (recycling center in Tornesch-Ahrenlohe). Accordingly, these must be handed in to a recycling center or a mobile home for hazardous substances.

    Submission / delivery:

    Further information:

    Chemical background

    The leaching paint strippers contain alkaline compounds, e.g. B. caustic soda, trisodium phosphate, ammonia and sodium carbonate and also nonionic surfactants.

    The solvent paint strippers are mixtures of organic solvents, highly toxic: mainly dichloromethane (methylene chloride) and methanol, admixtures of waxes and cellulose esters, prevent rapid evaporation. Flammability reduced by adding chlorinated hydrocarbons (dichloroethane, o-dichlorobenzene).

    Combined paint strippers contain leaching and dissolving components.

    Old stocks of products containing dichloromethane, which have been banned since 2009, are particularly dangerous.

    Alternatives:

    Instead of leachers / paint strippers, thermal removal with a hot air blower is also possible; however, in this way gases can be released which pollute the respiratory tract and possibly contain carcinogenic substances. It is advisable to use an activated carbon filter or to wear a mask.

     

  • acetone
  • Acetone is a volatile, sweet-smelling, colorless liquid. Acetone is miscible with water and organic solvents and is contained in numerous classes of substances such as oils, resins and acetylene or is used in the cosmetics industry as a crystallizing and extracting agent. Acetone is mainly used for cleaning or degreasing work surfaces, as it removes oil, grease and dirt very reliably.

    When handling acetone, care must be taken that there are no sources of ignition in the work environment, as acetone and the vapors that develop are highly flammable. Inhalation can lead to tiredness and drowsiness. It is therefore particularly important to ensure that the work rooms are well ventilated when handling acetone. In addition, gloves should always be worn when using and handling acetone, as the fat-dissolving effect can make the skin cracked and brittle.

    The main dangers of acetone are its easy flammability and harmful effects. The concentration of acetone can cause eye problems and skin diseases. Inhaling the fumes causes headaches, nausea and dizziness.

    Acetone is one of the pollutants and, if it is correctly separated, it is classified as hazardous waste (recycling center in Tornesch-Ahrenlohe). Accordingly, these must be handed in to a recycling center or a mobile home for hazardous substances.

    Submission / delivery:

    Further information:

    Chemical background

    Acetone is the trivial name of the chemical compound called propanone, which is also called dimethyl ketone. It is a colorless liquid that is widely used as a solvent.

    Whereas in everyday life you have liquids containing acetone recognizes by its characteristic smell and knows it only as a component of nail polish remover or strong aggressive cleaning agents, acetone is widely used in industry and industrial chemistry. On the one hand, it is used as a cleaning agent, as a synthetic agent or as a solvent in a wide variety of manufacturing and production processes.

    Acetone is highly flammable and forms an explosive mixture when mixed as a gas in air. At normal air pressure, the fabric ignites at around 56 degrees Celsius.

    The main dangers of acetone are its high flammability and harmful effects. The concentration of acetone can cause eye problems and skin diseases. Inhaling the fumes causes headaches, nausea and dizziness.

    Alternatives:

    Since the handling of acetone (flammable) is not entirely harmless and acetone can also lead to health problems, it is advisable not to use agents containing acetone in the household because of the dangers posed by acetone.
    The most common use of acetone is as a nail polish remover. There are now numerous products that no longer contain acetone.

  • Acrylics
  • Acrylic paints, varnishes or coatings are based on plastic dispersions. They can often be thinned with water and dry out to form a waterproof film.

    Acrylic colors are used as paints in the artistic field. In the construction and do-it-yourself sector, acrylic paints have largely prevailed over comparable products such as nitro or alkyd resin paints. One advantage is that the harmful solvents used are significantly reduced (7 to 15%) compared to, for example, nitrocellulose lacquers (70 to 80%). The initially lower abrasion resistance compared to synthetic resin paints was largely offset by new product developments.

    Submission / delivery:

    • As long as the residues of acrylic paints are completely hardened, they can be disposed of with the residual waste. Liquid or pasty residues, on the other hand, are pollutants.
    • Hazardous waste acceptance at the recycling center in Tornesch-Ahrenlohe
    • Mobile pollutants "on site": overview of locations and dates
    • Pour paint residues or the rinse water from brushes and rollers into the toilet, but let them dry in a safe (!) Place.

     Note:

    • Acceptance only in closed containers.
    • Max. 30 liters.

    Further information:

    Acrylic paint consists of three components:

    • Solvents that dissolve the binders and evaporate when the paint dries. In contrast to oil paint, it is mostly water here. Due to its evaporation, the paint mass loses its volume slightly.
    • Binders are used to connect the pigment particles to one another and to connect them to the substrate. Acrylic binders consist of synthetic resin particles that are found in high concentrations in water. When the water evaporates, the particles collect closer together and form an elastic, water-insoluble film. The type of binder determines the properties of the paint in z. B. elasticity, thinnability, adhesion.
    • Pigments. There are organic, inorganic and effect pigments. In addition to the color, the covering (covering of the substrate) and coloring (changing other colors) are the most important properties

    Alternatives:

    When buying acrylic paints, look out for the “Blue Angel” eco-label - they are water-soluble and pollutant-reduced! When it comes to paints and varnishes, always buy only the amount you need! Leftovers dry up over time or become unusable.

  • Batteries
  • Batteries are often used when an electrical or electronic device is to be operated without a permanent connection to the fixed power grid. Since they are more expensive than non-rechargeable primary batteries, they are mainly used in devices that are used regularly and have a non-negligible power requirement, such as cell phones, laptops and cordless tools.

    Batteries are pollutants and, if properly separated, are classified as hazardous waste (recycling center in Tornesch-Ahrenlohe). Accordingly, these must be handed in to a recycling center or a mobile home for hazardous substances. Batteries can also be handed in at retail outlets.

    Submission / delivery:

    • trade
    • Hazardous waste acceptance at the recycling center in Tornesch-Ahrenlohe
    • Mobile pollutants "on site": overview of locations and dates

    Further information:

    In an accumulator, electrical energy is converted into chemical energy when it is charged. If a consumer is connected, the chemical energy is converted back into electrical energy. The nominal electrical voltage, efficiency and energy density typical for an electrochemical cell depend on the type of materials used.

  • Activated carbon filter
  • Filters that contain activated carbon are referred to as activated carbon filters. Such filters are used both for the treatment and purification of gases as well as liquids.

    Activated carbon filters are pollutants and, if properly separated, are classified as hazardous waste (recycling center in Tornesch-Ahrenlohe). Accordingly, these must be handed in to a recycling center or a mobile home for hazardous substances.

    Submission / delivery:

    • Hazardous waste acceptance at the recycling center in Tornesch-Ahrenlohe
    • Mobile pollutants "on site": local and

    Further information:

    Activated carbon filters do not waste water and they do not need electricity, they remove all coarse and fine pollutants as well as chlorine and other foreign substances from the water and improve the taste and smell.
    The loose arrangement of the granulated coal material does not impede the flow of water, which is why it can be used in water treatment systems for the whole house. It is important that a constant water pressure and water flow is guaranteed. Effective removal of coarse impurities (organic material such as humus or algae) and very concentrated chemicals (chlorine, trihalomethanes, fluoride), as well as microscopic pollutants (herbicides, pesticides).

  • Algae killers
  • Algae killer helps with heavy algae infestation in the garden pond and works against floating algae, thread and blue algae.

    For pool algae killers, see "Pool water cleaners".

    Algae killers are pollutants and, if properly separated, are classified as hazardous waste (recycling center in Tornesch-Ahrenlohe). Accordingly, these must be handed in to a recycling center or a mobile home for hazardous substances.

    Submission / delivery:

    Further information:

    The problem of excessive algae growth often arises, especially in the summer months. Sometimes the algae stocks develop in such a way that the visibility in the water is only very small. The reasons for strong algae growth are very different and quite complex in nature. Algae are always the result of an oversupply of nutrients. On the other hand, algae are important components for an ecological and biological balance in garden ponds. However, increasing numbers of algae can disrupt a balanced system and bring it out of balance. As soon as the temperatures rise, the oxygen content in the water decreases. The natural self-cleaning power of the water decreases, and with the increasing intensity of daylight, algae form more and more.

    Alternatives:

    Algae always develop when the garden pond is in the sun. That is why you should look for a place that is not completely sunny when you are building it. Fighting can also take place with filter systems.

    A filter holds the algae in a sponge and the water returns to the pond via the pump.

    Algae also form when there is too much leaves or fish droppings in the water. You should therefore always remove leaves and make sure that the pond is not too dirty.

    Snails are great for tackling the algae problem naturally. Tower snails or marsh snails, for example, are very suitable.

  • Alcohol (from pharmacy)
  • High-percentage alcohol can be used for cleaning and cleaning window panes, for example. In addition, alcohol is also a good stain remover and also helps fight mosquitoes.

    Alcohol basically consists of 3 components, which have a very strong effect due to the high percentage mixture Ethanol, methanol and Glycol.

    Submission / delivery:

    Alternatives:

    • Other household items, such as citric acid or baking soda
    • Organic products that are labeled in retail
    • Generally environmentally friendly products that have been given a seal
  • All Purpose Adhesive
  • All-purpose glue is a term that has been adopted in common parlance for a group of solvent-based wet adhesives that are suitable for a large number of different materials and are therefore aimed at the target group of household and hobby users.

    All-purpose glue is one of the harmful substances and, if it is correctly separated, it is classified as hazardous waste (recycling center in Tornesch-Ahrenlohe). Accordingly, these must be handed in to a recycling center or a mobile home for hazardous substances.

    Submission / delivery:

    Further information:

    In contrast to most adhesives that are used in industry or craft and are often limited to a few materials and areas of application, all-round adhesives do not offer outstanding adhesion on any material, but allow them to be used on almost all materials due to their solvent content (exception: some plastics and silicones ) good wetting.The low chemical resistance (especially to water and organic solvents) as well as the low softening temperature (approx. 40 ° C) limit the application to the interior. However, the properties are sufficient for many household applications (materials: paper, cardboard, leather, textiles, wood). (Source: wikipedia)

    Alternative:

    The alternative are so-called solvent-free adhesives, in which water takes over the function of the solvent.

  • All-purpose cleaner
  • In addition to hand dishwashing detergents and sanitary cleaners, all-purpose cleaners are the most frequently used cleaning agents in the household.

    All-purpose cleaners are pollutants and, if properly separated, are classified as hazardous waste (recycling center in Tornesch-Ahrenlohe). Accordingly, these must be handed in to a recycling center or a mobile home for hazardous substances.

    Completely emptied containers (plastic bottles, etc.) can be disposed of with the yellow bag according to the appropriate labeling.

    Submission / delivery:

    Further information:

    All-purpose cleaners are preparations made from different surfactant mixtures, water-soluble solvents and complexing agents; They also contain additives such as fragrances and dyes as well as preservatives. The formulations are offered as standard products and as concentrates; in addition to neutral to alkaline formulations, there are also acidic cleaners.

    Alternatives:

    Green soap or vinegar cleaners are environmentally friendly alternatives.

  • Old fat
  • See "Edible Fat".

    Submission / delivery:

    • Hazardous waste acceptance at the recycling center in Tornesch-Ahrenlohe
    • Mobile pollutants "on site": overview of locations and dates

    Note

    • Acceptance only in closed containers.
  • Old drugs
  • Medicines actually belong to hazardous waste, but can also - taking into account the following information - be disposed of in the residual waste bin, because during the subsequent incineration in Tornesch-Ahrenlohe, all tablets, capsules, juices, tinctures and creams are destroyed in such a way that no harmful substances are released become.

    It is only harmful to send old medication down the sink or the toilet in the direction of the "sewage treatment plant".

    But there is a reason why disposal via the residual waste container can be dangerous. The following: Medicines must never get into the hands of children. Both in the garbage can in the kitchen and possibly in your residual waste bin on the property or on the street, there can be uncontrolled access by smaller children. If tablets are mistaken for sweets, the consequences can be dire. We therefore recommend that you deposit the medication in the middle of the bin in opaque packaging and, if necessary, cover it with other residual waste.

    Pharmacies are not legally obliged to take back old drugs. However, many pharmacies offer this to their customers as a service. Inquire about it, as it is a safe and convenient way to get rid of old medication.

    Submission / delivery:

    • Residual waste (taking into account that old drugs do not get into the hands of children)
    • Hazardous waste acceptance at the recycling center in Tornesch-Ahrenlohe
    • Mobile pollutants "on site": overview of locations and dates

    Further information:

    When used in a targeted manner, all drugs are of course geared towards helping people. But if they are not released into the environment in a targeted manner, they can cause harm. Only some of the drugs, such as antibiotics or hormone preparations, contain environmentally relevant pollutants. A reliable differentiation is hardly possible for the layperson, so that residues of every drug administered specifically (with the exception of throat tablets and cough drops) should be disposed of with particular care.

    Alternatives:

    For many diseases there are no alternatives to the medication prescribed by the doctor. However, you should make sure that you only get a prescription or purchase of pack sizes that are closely related to your needs.

    In order to avoid premature "spoilage" of drugs, ensure that the drugs are stored correctly, e.g. temperatures / protection from direct sunlight, so that the drugs can be used again later if necessary. Information about this and about the shelf life can be found in the information on the packaging and on the package insert.

     

    Signs of tainted medicine

    • Liquefaction or discoloration of gels, creams, ointments and suppositories
    • Discoloration or cracks in dragees and tablets
    • Bloated packaging

    In disposal areas that are connected to waste incineration plants (MVA), drugs that have expired or are no longer required can be thrown into the gray residual waste bin. This also applies to opened glass bottles. The active ingredients of the drugs lose their ecological harmfulness when burned. Medicines, on the other hand, must never be disposed of via the toilet or the sink. In order to secure old drugs against improper use, it is advisable to wrap them in newspaper before throwing them into the bin.

  • Waste oil
  • Waste oil is the term used to describe oils that are produced as waste and consist entirely or partially of mineral oil, synthetic or biogenic oil. The waste oil ordinance that came into force on May 1st, 2002 regulates the professional and environmentally friendly disposal. It also clarifies the priority given to the processing of waste oils into base oils, which are used as a basic component in the manufacture of lubricants.

    The improper disposal of used oils endangers the environment and is punishable by law. The addition of foreign substances such as solvents, brake fluid and coolant is also prohibited.
    The collection point there must take back combustion engines and gear oils free of charge up to the amount of the engine and gear oils dispensed in individual cases.

    This also applies to the oil-containing waste that usually arises when changing the oil.

    Used oil is one of the pollutants and, if it is correctly separated, it is classified as hazardous waste (recycling center in Tornesch-Ahrenlohe). Accordingly, these must be handed in to a recycling center, a mobile home for harmful substances or to a retailer.

     

    Submission / delivery:

    • trade
    • Hazardous waste acceptance at the recycling center in Tornesch-Ahrenlohe.

    Note:

    • Acceptance is subject to a charge! 0.50 euros per liter.
    • Acceptance only in closed containers.
    • Max. 30 liters
  • Ant death
  • See "Pesticides / Insecticides".

    Submission / delivery:

    • Hazardous waste acceptance at the recycling center in Tornesch-Ahrenlohe.
    • Mobile pollutants "on site": overview of locations and dates

    Note:

    • Acceptance only in closed containers.
  • ammonia
  • Ammonia is an important raw material in organic chemistry and is also used as a solvent in industry. It is an important raw material for the production of other compounds (urea, chemical fibers, hydrogen cyanide, sodium carbonate, nitric acid, explosives, etc.); most important intermediate product in the manufacture of fertilizers; for desulphurisation of flue gas.

    See also "Spirit".

    Submission / delivery:

    Note:

    • Acceptance only in closed containers.

    Further information:

    Ammonia is a colorless, pungent smelling gas. It is extremely soluble in water; 520 liters of gas dissolve in one liter of water at room temperature. The solution of the gas in water is called ammonia solution or ammonia. The gas is relatively stable at room temperature. At higher
    Temperatures under the influence of catalysts or when exposed to UV light or an electrical spark discharge it breaks down into nitrogen and hydrogen. Ammonia-air mixtures are explosive within the explosion limits.

  • drug
  • Old or expired pharmaceuticals actually belong to hazardous waste, but can also - taking into account the following information - be disposed of in the residual waste bin, because in the subsequent incineration in Tornesch-Ahrenlohe, all tablets, capsules, juices, tinctures and creams are destroyed in such a way that no pollutants are released.

    It is only harmful to send old medication down the sink or the toilet in the direction of the "sewage treatment plant".

    But then there is a reason why disposal via the residual waste container can be dangerous. The following: Medicines must never get into the hands of children. Both in the garbage can in the kitchen and possibly in your residual waste bin on the property or on the street, there can be uncontrolled access by smaller children. If tablets are mistaken for sweets, the consequences can be dire. We therefore recommend that you deposit the medication in the middle of the bin in opaque packaging and, if necessary, cover it with other residual waste.

    Pharmacies are not legally obliged to take back old drugs. However, many pharmacies offer this to their customers as a service. Inquire about it, as it is a safe and convenient way to get rid of old medication.

    Submission / delivery:

    • Residual waste (taking into account that old drugs do not get into the hands of children)
    • Hazardous waste acceptance at the recycling center in Tornesch-Ahrenlohe
    • Mobile pollutants "on site": overview of locations and dates

    Further information:

    When used in a targeted manner, all drugs are of course geared towards helping people. But if they are not released into the environment in a targeted manner, they can cause harm. Only some of the drugs, such as antibiotics or hormone preparations, contain environmentally relevant pollutants. A reliable differentiation is hardly possible for the layman, so that residues of every drug administered specifically (with the exception of throat tablets and cough drops) should be disposed of with particular care.

     

    Alternatives:

    For many diseases there are no alternatives to the medication prescribed by the doctor. However, you should make sure that you only get a prescription or purchase of pack sizes that are closely related to your needs.

    Please ensure that the medication is stored correctly, e.g. temperatures / protection from direct sunlight, so that the medication can be used again later if necessary. Information about this and about the shelf life can be found in the information on the packaging and on the package insert.

    Signs of tainted medicine

    • Liquefaction or discoloration of gels, creams, ointments and suppositories
    • Discoloration or cracks in dragees and tablets
    • Bloated packaging

    In disposal areas that are connected to waste incineration plants (MVA), drugs that have expired or are no longer required can be thrown into the gray residual waste bin. This also applies to opened glass bottles. The active ingredients of the drugs lose their ecological harmfulness when burned. Medicines, on the other hand, must never be disposed of via the toilet or the sink. In order to secure old drugs against improper use, it is advisable to wrap them in newspaper before throwing them into the bin

  • asbestos
  • Asbestos enjoyed great popularity in the 1960s and 1970s; it was used as insulation material and as asbestos cement.

    Production, marketing and use have been banned in Germany since 1993. Studies have shown that asbestos is a clear carcinogen.

    The fine fibers pose particular dangers as they are inhaled very easily and are deposited in the lungs over the long term.

    Refurbishment work should definitely be carried out by specialist companies. Since the demolition or renovation work must be carried out under safety-related requirements.

    Submission / delivery:

    • Hazardous waste acceptance at the recycling center in Tornesch-Ahrenlohe
    • Specialist company

     

    Note:

    • Disposal for a fee!
    • It is necessary to contact the recycling center in advance!
    • Acceptance only in standard bags!
  • Foamer
  • Car batteries
  • Submission / delivery:

    • trade
    • Hazardous waste acceptance at the recycling center in Tornesch-Ahrenlohe
    • Mobile pollutants "on site": overview of locations and dates

    IMPORTANT:

    Please bring your own template to confirm the return!

  • Car care products
  • See "Car Polish".

    Submission / delivery:

    • Hazardous waste acceptance at the recycling center in Tornesch-Ahrenlohe.
    • Mobile pollutants "on site": overview of locations and dates
  • Car polish
  • A car polish usually contains abrasives that remove small scratches, smooth the paintwork and remove weathered layers of paint. In addition, polishes contain care substances that give a shine and protect against the effects of the weather.

    Car polish is one of the pollutants and, if it is correctly separated, it is classified as hazardous waste (recycling center in Tornesch-Ahrenlohe). Accordingly, these must be handed in to a recycling center or a mobile home for hazardous substances.

    Submission / delivery:

     

    Alternatives

    Natural products with Brazilian carnauba wax are a way of replacing conventional car polish.

  • Car window
  • Car glass can be found in the front, rear and side windows of cars and trucks.

    Car glass is one of the special types of waste and is disposed of by companies that deal with repair work for car glass or can be disposed of via scrap yards and car recyclers for a fee.

    Submission / delivery:

    • Companies that replace auto glass
    • Car recycling / scrapyards / car workshops
    • Small quantities (splinters) also via the residual waste

    Note

    • Special glass! ! ! Must not be in the glass container! ! !

     

    Single-pane safety glass is mainly used in the side and rear windows; in the event of an impact, it shatters into many small pieces instead of into large and dangerous parts.

    Laminated safety glass is used for the windshield, which can be particularly stressful in frontal accidents and when the airbag is deployed. This ensures that even if the pane breaks, no glass splinters can fly through the air.

    In the case of car glass, the glass itself, which consists of minerals, is the first waste. Furthermore, plastics in the laminated safety glass as well as any residues from gluing the panes into the windows can be found as chemical residues.

  • Car spatula
  • Car spatula, also called spatula for short, is a paste-like substance that is applied with a spatula for surface repair work and is sanded smooth after it has hardened. In addition to repair work on cars, it is used in model making, in body construction and as a building material also in dry construction and plastering.

    Filler is one of the pollutants and, if it is correctly separated, it is classified as hazardous waste (recycling center in Tornesch-Ahrenlohe). Accordingly, this must be handed in to a recycling center or to a mobile home for hazardous substances.

    Submission / delivery:

  • Oven cleaner
  • Oven cleaners are used to clean burnt-on food residues and grease residues in the oven. Most often, oven cleaner is used in spray form, which is sprayed over a large area on the soiled inner surfaces of the oven. The fat-dissolving effect is created by chemicals such as caustic soda or alternatively monoethanolamine.

    Oven cleaners are corrosive, so rubber gloves should be worn when using them. Inhalation of vapors must be avoided at all costs!

    Oven cleaner is one of the pollutants and, if it is correctly separated, it is classified as hazardous waste (recycling center in Tornesch-Ahrenlohe). Accordingly, these must be handed in to a recycling center or a mobile home for hazardous substances.

    Submission / delivery:

     

    Oven cleaners always contain caustic, alkaline substances: sodium hydroxide (NaOH) or monoethanolamine (MEA), metasilicates (Na2O3Si), tensides and solvents which, together with water, form strong alkalis. All ingredients are designed to dissolve encrusted fat residues.

    The components of the cleaning agent can cause burns to the skin, eyes and mucous membranes. The cleaner and its solutions in the water are strongly alkaline and can react violently with acids.

    Alternatives

    Modern stoves have a self-cleaning function. At high temperatures of up to 500 ° C, grease residues are carbonized to ash and can be removed with water after cooling.

    Alternatively, scouring agents such as scouring milk or scouring powder and / or steel wool can be used for cleaning.

  • Bathroom cleaner
  • Bathroom cleaners should remove limescale (especially in connection with soap residues) and residues of skin fat deposits. Since bathroom cleaners contain acids as well as surfactants, they are classified as corrosive.

    The acid in the bathroom cleaner is diluted, but still strong enough that rubber gloves should be worn when using it. Thorough rinsing after use ensures that no acid residues remain on the surfaces. The vapors from the spray mist can irritate the eyes and mucous membranes.

    Bathroom cleaner is one of the pollutants and, if it is correctly separated, it is classified as hazardous waste (recycling center in Tornesch-Ahrenlohe). Accordingly, these must be handed in to a recycling center or a mobile home for hazardous substances.

    Submission / delivery:

     

    The surfactants that a bathroom cleaner contains are non-ionic, which means that they do not leave any soap residues that are difficult to clean, even with high water hardness, and that their effectiveness is not impaired by the acidity of the cleaner.The strength of the limescale deposits in the bathroom also depends on the hardness of the water. The harder the water, the faster it builds up calcium deposits.

    The components of the cleaning agent can cause burns to the skin, eyes and mucous membranes. In addition, acidic bathroom cleaners can also damage marble and other limestone surfaces.

    Alternatives

    A cleaner based on acetic or citric acid also has a limescale-removing effect.

  • barometer
  • Barometers are used to determine the air pressure. A common form of the barometer is the mercury barometer. In such a liquid barometer there is a vertical tube filled with mercury, closed at the top, in a storage vessel filled with mercury. Changes in air pressure are then reflected in the level of mercury in the pipe.

    Mercury is a toxic, liquid heavy metal. Mercury vapors are generated at room temperature and can cause serious damage to human health. It is therefore particularly important not to dispose of the mercury barometer in the household waste, as this could damage the container and cause the mercury vapor to escape.

    Barometers count among the pollutants and, if the waste is separated correctly, belong to the hazardous waste (recycling center in Tornesch-Ahrenlohe). Accordingly, these must be handed in to a recycling center or a mobile home for hazardous substances.

    Submission / delivery:

     

    Mercury (Hg) is a silvery-white, liquid heavy metal which, like platinum and gold, is chemically one of the classic precious metals. It is used in barometers because of its high density (13.5 times that of water). At normal pressure, the mercury is 7.6 cm high in the measuring tube, 1 mm of mercury corresponds to a change in air pressure of 133.21 Pascal.

    Since the harmful effects of mercury were not yet known in the 19th century, it was used as a remedy against, among other things, syphilis.

    Inhaled mercury vapors are particularly toxic, but absorption into the digestive tract is comparatively harmless. Methylmercury, is even found in various ocean fish species.

    Alternatives

    The manufacture and sale of mercury barometers has been banned in Germany since 2009, which is why modern devices pose no danger.

  • Batteries
  • Batteries make it possible to use electrical devices independently of the power grid. They can be seen as the preliminary stage of the battery and are still widely used today. Modern alkaline-manganese batteries no longer contain battery acid, as is common with old-fashioned zinc-carbon batteries. Leaking substance from an alkaline-manganese battery can corrode metallic objects and form white crystals in the air.

    Batteries must not be disposed of with household waste, as they contain both environmentally harmful and recyclable substances. According to the Battery Act, they must be deposited in the collection containers of the Foundation for the Joint Take-Back System for Batteries.

    These can be found in all retail outlets that sell batteries. A collection container can also be found at the reception of the district administration. Just ask!

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    • trade
    • Hazardous waste acceptance at the recycling center in Tornesch-Ahrenlohe
    • Mobile pollutants "on site": overview of locations and dates

     

    Alkaline-manganese batteries are so-called galvanic cells. They release energy by oxidizing metallic zinc (Zn) in the anode of the battery and manganese dioxide (y-MnO 2) reduced to manganese oxide hydroxide (MnOOH). The voltage of an alkaline manganese battery is 1.5 V.

  • stain
  • Paint strippers are chemical compounds that can be used to remove old paint coats and varnishes (e.g. on wood). The process is known as "stripping" or "leaching".

    Always wear protective goggles and gloves when stripping. Avoid all contact with skin and eyes. Always ensure that the rooms are well ventilated or, best of all, use paint strippers outdoors.
    Wrap the scraped-off mixture of paint stripper and paint in paper and dispose of it as hazardous waste.

    Paint strippers are pollutants and, if properly separated, are classified as hazardous waste (recycling center in Tornesch-Ahrenlohe). Accordingly, these must be handed in to a recycling center or a mobile home for hazardous substances.

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    • Acceptance only in closed containers.

     

    Chemical paint strippers can be divided into solvent-based and alkaline paint strippers. These paint strippers soften the paint layer. The loosened paint can be removed with the help of spatulas or scrapers. Beware of paint strippers that contain dichloromethane: Due to the serious damage to health that occurred when working with dichloromethane (DCM), the EU Parliament passed a Europe-wide ban on this substance at the end of January 2009. In Europe alone, working with dichloromethane has claimed more than 30 lives as a result of improper handling. For many years there have been alternative solvent-based paint strippers that do without DCM, such as: B. the highlight paint stripper.

    In contrast to solvent-based paint strippers, alkaline paint strippers or lyes only work on oily paints such as paints. B. oil paints or alkyd resin paints. More modern water-based paints (acrylic paints) and emulsion paints cannot be stripped with the alkaline solutions.

    Alternatives

    Old layers of paint can also be stripped off with a heat gun or a lacquer milling machine (hardware store).

  • Petrol canister goods
  • Petrol canisters may contain petrol residues even after they have been emptied.

    Gasoline is extremely flammable, poisonous and dangerous for the environment, so it must not be disposed of with household waste. It is harmful to human health and contains carcinogenic benzene. It must not be swallowed, inhaled or come into contact with the skin!

    Petrol canisters are pollutants and, if properly separated, are classified as hazardous waste (recycling center in Tornesch-Ahrenlohe). Accordingly, these must be handed in to a recycling center or a mobile home for hazardous substances.

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    Motor gasoline, also known as petrol, is a mixture of over 100 different hydrocarbons. It is produced in petroleum refineries from mainly alkals, alkenes, cycloalkenes and hydrocarbons with the addition of various ethers and alcohols and is mainly used as fuel.

    Petrol can be stored in canisters for at least one year if the canisters are closed and nothing can evaporate, even many years more. Old gasoline can also be mixed as a percentage with new gasoline and thus reused. Only when there is a suspicion that the petrol is really old or you cannot assess how long a petrol can has been standing around unused should it be taken to the pollutant collection point.
    Under no circumstances should gasoline enter the ground, nor should it enter the sewage system, and it should not be allowed to evaporate in the air.

    Alternatives 

    If you use gasoline as a reserve in a canister, then just make sure to change this drive means every one to 2 years, i.e. fill your car, lawnmower or gardening tool with it and refuel the reserve canister later if necessary.

  • Bioethanol
  • Bioethanol describes ethanol that is produced exclusively from biomass or biodegradable waste. It is mainly used as a fuel additive but is also used to fire modern ethanol fireplaces.

    Bioethanol is extremely flammable. Even at room temperature it generates vapors which, in combination with air, form an extremely flammable mixture with a risk of explosion. For this reason, bioethanol must not be disposed of with household waste.

    Bioethanol is one of the pollutants and, if it is correctly separated, it is classified as hazardous waste (recycling center in Tornesch-Ahrenlohe). Accordingly, these must be handed in to a recycling center or a mobile home for hazardous substances.

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    Bioethanol is produced in Germany from sugar beet and grain, in Brazil from sugar cane and in the USA from corn. Although it has climate-friendly and economic advantages compared to petrol, it has come under criticism because it could lead to competition with the provision of food and increased deforestation of the rainforest.

    In Europe, bioethanol is mainly mixed with gasoline. Super gasoline can contain up to 5% ethanol. The two digits after the E in e-fuels stand for the amount of ethanol (E10, E85).

  • Biocides
  • Biocides are substances that fight pests such as insects, mice or rats, but also algae, fungi and bacteria. Examples of biocides are antibacterial cleaning agents and disinfectants, wood preservatives or mosquito spray and ant poison.

    Depending on the type of biocide, there is also a high health risk for humans and other living beings, and agents for hand disinfection are also very easily flammable. For this reason, biocides must not be disposed of with household waste.

    Biocides are pollutants and, if properly separated, are classified as hazardous waste (recycling center in Tornesch-Ahrenlohe). Accordingly, these must be handed in to a recycling center or a mobile home for hazardous substances.

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    Note

    • Acceptance only in closed containers.

    The mode of action of different biocides can vary, as they are mostly specifically designed to destroy a certain target organism. These target organisms can vary from viruses to molds to birds.

    Alternatives

    Instead of destroying pests, they can also be scared off. The pests are not killed, but scared away with a certain scent, for example.

  • Bitumen residues
  • Bitumen has been used as a binding agent in asphalt instead of tar since 1970. Since it is practically insoluble in water, it is also used to insulate components from water. Breakwaters made of stones are held together by bitumen, for example. In building construction it protects steel parts from corrosion. In private households it is used for waterproofing on the roof.

    The vapors that bitumen develops when exposed to high heat are classified as carcinogenic. However, these vapors are not generated in a normal temperature condition or when exposed to sunlight.

    Bitumen roofing sheeting, poured asphalt made of bitumen, as well as hardened bitumen residues are in small quantities as residual waste and in large quantities as construction wastedispose. Liquid bitumen residues such as bitumen thick coatings or bitumen adhesive residues are, however, hazardous waste and must be handed in to the (recycling center in Tornesch-Ahrenlohe.

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    Bitumen can be obtained from high-sulfur, heavy crude oil by vacuum distillation, but it can also be found as so-called natural asphalt. Its state depends on the ambient temperature; at normal temperature it is brittle and solid, if it is heated it passes through all states of aggregation from solid to thin.

    Alternatives

    Mineral sealing slurries offer an alternative in the area of ​​waterproofing, and plastic roofing membranes can also be used for roof coverings.

  • lead
  • Lead is used in many areas. In mechanical engineering it is used for stabilization, in electrical engineering as energy storage e.g. in car batteries, in metal processing as an alloy. Furthermore, due to its high density, lead is an inexpensive and efficient radiation protection in comparison to other metals, which effectively absorbs both gamma and X-rays. In private households, lead can also be found as a weight in the hem of curtains or when pouring lead on New Year's Eve.

    Loosened lead compounds and lead dust can get into the body through ingestion or inhalation. They are highly toxic and carcinogenic. If lead is taken in small amounts over a long period of time, it builds up in the body and can cause chronic poisoning. In addition, lead is classified as dangerous for the environment.

    Lead is one of the pollutants and, if it is correctly separated, it is classified as hazardous waste (recycling center in Tornesch-Ahrenlohe). Accordingly, these must be handed in to a recycling center or a mobile home for hazardous substances.

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  • Lead batteries
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    Please bring your own template to confirm the return!

  • Bleach bath