Hazardous waste is a substance that harms people or the environment. It needs a special collection - it can’t go into your rubbish or recycling bins.
Some examples of hazardous waste:
- Clinical waste
- Chemicals, such as brake fluid or print toner
- Computer monitors
- Equipment containing ozone-depleting substances, like fridges
- Fluorescent tubes
- Industrial chemicals
- Oils (except edible ones), such as car oil
Water and acrylic-based paints are not classed as hazardous waste.
To dispose of these paints responsibly, please see the information on the North London Waste Authority website (external link).
Oil-based paint is considered hazardous waste. To dispose of oil-based paint responsibly, please book a Hazardous Waste Collection.
Hazardous waste collections
The City of London Corporation provides this service.
Residents can have 3 free collections of hazardous waste every year.
The government has set out how businesses have a duty of care to contain hazardous waste and correctly dispose of it (external link).
Book a hazardous waste collection
Book via the City of London Corporation website:
Book a hazardous waste collection (external link)
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