Hazardous Waste Disposal

Some wastes are regarded as hazardous and should not be put out for collection in your domestic bin or sacks. Do not put liquid wastes down the drain. Dispose of any hazardous waste promptly. The table below shows what to do with domestic hazardous waste.

MATERIAL

Take to household recycling centre
(check your local site accepts material)

Other disposal route

Acids Yes
(Use chemical cupboard*)
 
Aerosol cans (full) Yes
(Use chemical cupboard*)
Empty aerosol cans can be put in your recycling bin
Anti-Freeze / Screen wash Yes
(Use chemical cupboard*)
 

Asbestos
(Maximum of  two sheets)

Yes
(Separate container provided)

 

Batteries - Car

Yes
(Separate container provided)

 

Batteries -
Household/Consumer

Yes
(Separate container provided)

 

Computer Monitors

Yes
(Separate container provided)

Bulky Waste Collection
Re-Use Organisations

Cleaning Products Yes
(Use chemical cupboard*) 
 
Electrical / Electronic Equipment

Yes
(separate container for TVs/Computer Monitors and Fridges/Freezers)

 

Fluorescent light tubes/bulbs

Yes
(Separate container provided)

 

Fridges / Freezers

Yes
(Separate container provided)

Bulky Waste Collection

Garden Chemicals /
Weed Killers

Yes
(Use chemical cupboard*)

 

Gas Bottles

Yes
(Separate container provided)

 

Hypodermic Needles

No

See needles for list of pharmacies who accept used needles.

Low Energy Light Bulbs

Yes
(Separate container provided)

 

Inks / Paints / Resins Yes
(Use chemical cupboard*)
 
Medicines Yes
(Use chemical cupboard*)
 

Motor Oil

Yes
(Separate container provided)

 

Paint / White Spirit / Resin

Yes
(Use chemical cupboard*)

 

Pesticides / Herbicides (household) Yes
(Use chemical cupboard*)
 
Photo chemicals Yes
(Use chemical cupboard*)
 
Solvents / Turpentine Yes
(Use chemical cupboard*)
 

Televisions

Yes
(Separate container provided)

Bulky Waste Collection

Thermometers (Mercury)

Yes
(Use chemical cupboard*)

 

Wood Preservatives Yes
(Use chemical cupboard*)
 

*It is advisable to contact the site in advance to ensure there is available capacity.

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This page was last reviewed 27 June 2013 at 15:30 by Wychavon Admin.
The page is next due for review 24 December 2013.