Hazardous waste items we do not accept

We do not accept hazardous waste at our recycling centres. However, we do accept the following household items only during our hazardous waste days held annually at some of our recycling centres:

  • Aerosols – full or part full (empty aerosols are accepted)
  • Antifreeze
  • Brake fluid
  • Degreasers
  • Descalers
  • Drain cleaners
  • Fence or shed treatments/preservers
  • Fertilisers
  • Fire extinguishers (maximum 2 per household) - some extinguisher supply companies may also offer a disposal service; check the labelling on your fire extinguisher
  • Fungicides
  • Gas bottles and cylinders - empty gas bottles and cylinders can be accepted, but full or partially full gas bottles or cylinders will not be accepted. Always return non-empty gas containers to the gas company branded on the container or search your local telephone directory/online under bottled gas
  • CO2 canisters – Contact Kegwatch on 0808 100 1945
  • Glue
  • Insecticides
  • Lawn treatments
  • Lubricants
  • Oven cleaners
  • Paint/paint cans
  • Paintbrush cleaner/thinners
  • Pesticides/fertilisers
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Stain removers
  • Swimming pool cleaners
  • Weed killer
  • Wood preservers/treatments

We do not accept the following items at any time:

  • Ammunition, explosives or marine flares
  • Asbestos
  • Commercial hazardous waste
  • Fireworks
  • Gas canisters (full or part-full)
  • Medical or medicines
  • Mercury
  • Petrol, diesel, heating or any other fuels
  • Sharps, syringes, needles or any other clinical waste
  • Thermometers

Please check our look up tool for information on individual items.

For hazardous waste we don’t accept, customers are advised to source a hazardous waste specialist service for available options.

If you have an empty hazardous waste container then this can be placed in your kerbside rubbish wheelie bin or in the 'non-recyclables' container at any of Norfolk's recycling centres.