Hazardous substances

Hazardous substances are used throughout the region for many purposes.

For example, more than 90,000 tonnes of corrosive substances are used in the dairy and mining industries and for paper processing. The timber treatment industry also uses large volumes of toxic and corrosive preservatives. Many hazardous substances can also be found around the home.

It’s important that we recognise what substances may be hazardous, and use and dispose of them correctly.