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Hazardous waste

Waste is hazardous if it can cause harm to humans or the environment and includes any waste that needs specialist disposal. We don’t normally take these items at our recycling centres, however we hold annual free household hazardous waste days when we do accept certain hazardous waste items. These days are for residents disposing of household hazardous waste only and not for any business, group or other organisation.

The next household hazardous waste days will take place in September and October 2019.

Your local district, borough or city council may offer a hazardous waste collection, but they might charge you for this service.

You can find specialist hazardous waste disposal contractors in your local telephone directory or online.  Remember to ask to see a Waste Carriers Licence and find out where the waste will be disposed of.

Advice for disposing of liquid paint and paint cans

More about Disposing of paint

We hold free household hazardous waste days (amnesty) when you can dispose of certain types of household hazardous waste.

More about Household hazardous waste days

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