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Disposal of Other Wastes – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The most frequently asked questions about the disposal of household waste.

 

Q. I've found asbestos whilst dismantling my garage, how do I dispose of it?

A. 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 273 4415. Council tenants should contact their local Area Housing Office.

 

How Do I Get Rid Of:
 

Q. Large and Bulky Items?

A. 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. More information about bulky collections.

 

Q. TV, VCR or computer equipment?

A. You could ask Veolia to collect it, telephone us or you could take it to one of our 5 Household Waste Recycling Centres.

 

Q. Fridge or freezer?

A. 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 (press 1 to get through to the Veolia call-centre).

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

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

 

Q. Batteries?

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

 

Q. Engine Oil?

A. This can be placed in the designated containers at our Household Waste Recycling Centres.

 

Q. Fluorescent Tubes, Low Energy and Halogen Light Bulbs?

A. You can take these to our Household Waste Recycling Centres.

 

Q. Decorating paints?

A. 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.

Take water based paints i.e. emulsions to our Household Waste Recycling Centres and put in the general waste skips.

Take any other paints 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 tell us online if you have any other query which has not been answered above.

For more information please contact us.

  • Modified: Jan 29, 2013 8:48:31 AM