Some types of hazardous waste are accepted free of charge at Household Waste Recycling Centres in Suffolk:
Engine oil and cooking oil
Fire extinguishers (but not BCF or Halon types)
Fluorescent tubes and energy-efficient light bulbs
Gas cylinders (Calor and Flo gas). Other makes should be returned to the manufacturer
Refrigerators and freezers
Televisions and computer monitors
Water based paint if it has been dried out (You can use soil, cat litter or sand to dry the paint out)
We can collect other types of hazardous waste from £46.86 per collection:
DIY products, such as varnishes, paint or paint stripper
Flammable liquids, such as white spirit, paraffin or wood stainer
Garden chemicals or pesticides, such as weed killers or insect killers
Household cleaning products and chemicals, such as toilet cleaners, drain cleaners or bleach
Motoring products, such or antifreeze, brake/clutch fluid, petrol or diesel
Poisons, such as rat or mouse poisons
This service is only available to households.
All items must be boxed before collection and collections may not be made if they are not boxed. Boxes are easily available from most supermarkets.
We can collect up to 50kgs of bonded asbestos for £78.01
Please ensure that you have the dimensions and weight of the asbestos before you call as it will be required to book the collection.
This asbestos should be from a domestic source. It should also have been removed by a householder rather than a contractor.
The asbestos must be securely wrapped or bagged (using heavy duty 1,000 gauge polythene) which can be obtained from most builders merchants and DIY stores.
To avoid manual handling problems, sheets should be wrapped as single sheets and not together. The wrapped sheets must be sealed with tape. Sheets should not be broken, but in the event small broken pieces should be placed in a heavy duty polythene bag.
The packaged asbestos must be of a weight that can be easily lifted by one person and packages must be labelled "WARNING - CONTAINS ASBESTOS - DO NOT INHALE DUST".
For the collection of large quantities of bonded asbestos sheets or pieces (or dismantled bonded asbestos sheds, garages and outhouses), please follow this link for a list of licences contractors Asbestos Contractors
Construction and demolition waste
Flammable film stock (cellulose acetate)
Fireworks or yacht flares
Helium gas cylinders
Returnable gas cylinders
Water or dry powder fire extinguishers
Once you have applied, and made payment, you will be contacted by our contractor to advise you of the collection date. Collection will be made within 6-8 weeks.