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Hazardous waste

Dried out water-based paint can be placed in your refuse bin or taken to a Suffolk Recycling Centre.

If the tin is partially full, please add sand, soil or cat litter, then double bag it before putting in the refuse bin. This does not include solvent paints.

Suffolk Recycling Centres also accept other types of hazardous waste free of charge - Find a full list of accepted items.

If you have medical or clinical waste to be collected, including used dressings and needles - See our medical waste collections.


Our collection types

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

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 or wood stainer)
  • Garden chemicals (e.g. pesticides, weed killer or 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 separate item to be collected needs to be listed on the booking form. Items must be boxed ready for your collection day.

Book your hazardous waste collection

Once we receive payment, our contractor will be in contact to arrange a collection date.


Household bonded asbestos collections

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

Before booking, please ensure 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

The sheets to be collected must be:

  • Wrapped individually using heavy duty 1,000 gauge polythene (obtained from most builders merchants and DIY stores)
  • Sealed with tape

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

Once we receive payment, our contractor will be in contact to arrange a collection date.