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Hazardous waste collections

Free waste

Water based paint if it has been dried out (For containers which are 3/4 full or less you can add sand, soil or cat litter) can be disposed of if double bagged and either placed into the refuse bin or taken to a Household Waste and Recycling Centre (Household Waste and Recycling centres will ONLY take dried out paint and NOT liquid paint of any kind. Solvent based paints can ONLY be collected by the collection service detailed below).

Some types of hazardous waste are accepted free of charge at Household Waste Recycling Centres in Suffolk:

  • Car batteries

  • 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

  • Household batteries

  • Refrigerators and freezers

  • Televisions and computer monitors

Chargeable waste

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 and is limited to 70 Containers.

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.

Book a collection of Bonded Asbestos

We can collect up to 50kgs of bonded asbestos for £78.01

Please ensure that you have the complete dimensions and weight of the asbestos beforehand as it will be required to book the collection.

The 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 licensed contractors  Asbestos Contractors

Book a collection of Bonded Asbestos

We are NOT able to collect the following:

  • Clinical waste

  • Construction and demolition waste

  • Explosives

  • Fibrous asbestos

  • Flammable film stock (cellulose acetate)

  • Fluorescent tubes

  • Fireworks or yacht flares

  • Helium gas cylinders

  • Radioactive waste

  • Returnable gas cylinders

  • Water or dry powder fire extinguishers

Book a Hazardous Waste Collection

Due to the nature of the waste being collected the contractor needs a detailed list of the items being collected.

This service is only available to households and is limited to 70 Containers.

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.

Book a collection of Hazardous Waste

If you cannot access the form please call us on 0300 1234 000 Option 4 and we will post/email one for you.

Once you have made payment, you will be contacted by our contractor to advise you of the collection date. Collection will be made within 25 Days (Not including weekends or Public/Bank Holidays).

The contractor will call you prior to the collection and it is essential that if they contact you, you must respond else they will not schedule a collection of they cannot be sure if the items will be out.