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Hazardous waste


Dried out water-based paint can be placed in your general rubbish (refuse) bin or taken to a Suffolk recycling centre.

If your tin of paint is partially full, please add sand, soil or cat litter, then double bag it before putting it in the rubbish bin - this does not include solvent paints.

Suffolk recycling centres also collect other types of hazardous waste free of charge - find a full list of accepted items.

Medical or clinical waste? If you require the collection of medical or clinical waste, including used dressings and needles, please see our medical waste collections.


Our collection types

We offer two types of household collections, one for hazardous waste and one for bonded asbestos.

Hazardous business waste? Information for businesses and other non-domestic organisations requiring hazardous waste collections can be found on the Suffolk Recycles website.


Household hazardous waste collections

Our household collection service for up to 70 containers of hazardous waste, starts at £48.16 per collection. 

We accept:

  • DIY products (e.g. varnishes, paint or paint stripper)
  • Flammable liquids (e.g. white spirit, paraffin, wood stainer)
  • Garden chemicals (e.g. pesticides, weed, insect killing sprays)
  • Household cleaning products
  • Motoring products (e.g. antifreeze, brake/clutch fluid, petrol or diesel)
  • Poisons
  • Solvent paints

We don't accept:

Please note: In order to carry out your collection, each item to be collected needs to be listed on the request form and they must be boxed for your collection day.

Book your hazardous waste collection

Once we receive payment, we'll be in touch to set your collection date.


Household bonded asbestos collections

Our household bonded asbestos collection service for up to 50kg costs £80.17 per collection.

Please ensure before booking, that:

  • It's from a domestic source
  • You have the dimensions and weight of the asbestos.
  • It can be easily lifted by one person.
  • Sheets are unbroken, wrapped individually using heavy duty 1,000 gauge polythene (obtained from most builders merchants and DIY stores), sealed with tape and labelled "WARNING - CONTAINS ASBESTOS - DO NOT INHALE DUST".

Please note: For large quantities of bonded asbestos, including sheds, garages and outhouses, please see a full list of licenced asbestos contractors.

Book your bonded asbestos collection