Waste which is of a hazardous nature cannot be collected as part of your normal collection. Full details can be found on the Defra website.
Hazardous waste includes the following:
- Computer monitors
- Fluorescent lighting
- Paint (oil and solvent based)
- Car batteries
- Engine oil
- Gas bottles
- Disinfectants and solvents
What should I do with hazardous waste?
Hazardous household waste can be taken to the Household Recycling Centres sites located across Staffordshire.
Please take due care when transporting the above items. Speak with a member of staff on arrival at the site and clearly state what item you are depositing. Commercial waste will not be taken. Due to space restrictions, it may be necessary to check that capacity is available before transporting Hazardous waste to the site.
Staff at Household Recycling Centres may ascertain the nature of the Hazardous waste taken. Hazardous waste generated from commercial use must be disposed of through a private contractor. The Environment Agency links below includes a full list of licensed waste carriers.
Duty of Care
Waste duty of care regulations state that householders have a responsibility to ensure that any waste removed from their property is disposed of in the correct manner.
The Household Recycling Centres web page contains full details of sites including locations and opening hours. Information on Hazardous waste regulations at National and European level can be found on the DEFRA website.
The Environment Agency website contains information on licensed waste carriers for commercial disposal.