Hazardous materials

Waste is generally considered hazardous if it (or the material or substances it contains) is harmful to humans or the environment. Examples of hazardous waste include asbestos, solvents, pesticides, inedible oils and chemicals such as brake fluid or print toner.

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Disposing of PPE (gloves and face masks)

Disposing of PPE (gloves and face masks)

Please dispose of any used PPE (gloves and face masks) in your black rubbish bags.

Do not put used PPE in your recycling bags, as these items cannot be recycled.

If you or your household is self-isolating, please put your waste in a black bag, tie it, place into another black bag and tie it again. Be careful not to contaminate your recycling with any general rubbish.

Keep all rubbish bags aside for at least 72 hours before putting out on your normal collection day, ensuring the bags are kept separate from your recycling and out of reach of children and pets.

Page last updated: 14 Jul 2021