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Hazardous waste including batteries, fridges, oil and paint


Asbestos (garages)

Our Health Protection Service can give you more detailed advice on asbestos materials in your home.

Householders Guide to dealing with asbestos, where more information is given, or telephone 0114 2734415. Council housing tenants contact your local Area Housing Office.


Large and bulky items

Any household waste which is too large to fit into the normal waste bin or is over 25 kilograms in weight is classed at Bulky Waste.

This does not include building rubble or similar non-household waste.

About bulky waste collections.


TV, VCR or computer equipment

You can ask Veolia to collect it, telephone us (select option 1), or take it to one of our 5 Household Waste Recycling Centres.


Fridge or freezer

Fridges and freezers have to be treated to remove the CfCs contained within both the coolant and the foam insulation.

You can have your fridge/freezer collected and disposed of - telephone us (select option 1).

There will be a charge for this service. Veolia will then arrange with you when the unit can be collected.

More information about bulky collections.

Alternatively you can take them to one of the Household Waste Recycling Centres.



Our 5 Household Waste Recycling Centres have containers on site for the collection of your household batteries so that they can be recycled.


Engine oil

Placed in the designated containers at our Household Waste Recycling Centres.


Fluorescent Tubes, Low Energy and Halogen Light Bulbs

Take these to our Household Waste Recycling Centres.


Decorating paints

There has been a change in legislation that dictates the method of disposal of paints.

Water based paints are still able to be disposed of with general waste, but all other paints are classified as hazardous waste and have to be disposed of accordingly.

Water based paints like emulsions

Take to our Household Waste Recycling Centres and put in the general waste skips.

Other paints

Take others to Blackstock Road Household Waste Recycling Centre and placed in the CHEM bank by a site operative.


Comments, suggestions and complaints

We have tried to cover the disposal of a variety of wastes which you may need to get rid of, however, please ask us a question.


Contact us

For more information please contact us.

  • Modified: Dec 22, 2015 1:24:29 PM