Hazardous waste


Hazardous waste can be harmful if managed badly or disposed of illegally. These risks are very small when waste is managed correctly.

Some hazardous waste – such as solvents, oils and metals – can be reused, recovered or recycled. Other waste is sent to landfill sites or incinerated.

We do not provide a hazardous waste collection service.

We do provide a clinical waste collection service.

We have also published advice on asbestos and gas cylinders.

For more detailed information and advice, go to: