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Hazardous Waste

Since the introduction of new regulations in July 2005, everyday items such as fluorescent tubes, computer monitors and old TV’s are now classed as hazardous waste. Their potential for damaging human health as well as the environment is such that they need to be disposed of correctly.

Types of Hazardous Waste

Bleach or strong cleaners/disinfectants

Car maintenance products

Descalers

Drain cleaners

Fluorescent light tubes

Garden products: pesticides, insecticides, lawn treatments, fungicides, weed killers and wood preservatives

Gas bottles

Glues

Hazardous paint products

Household batteries

Asbestos

Fire extinguishers

Oven, paint brush and swimming pool cleaners

Photographic chemicals

Stain removers

White spirit

Electrical appliances: TVs, monitors, fridges and freezers

Where can I Dispose of Hazardous Waste?

You can take small quantities of potentially hazardous household products such as those listed above to the Crawley Household Waste Recycling Site.

Household Asbestos

Small amounts of household asbestos if cement bonded and wrapped/double bagged can be accepted at the Crawley Household Waste Recycling Site (200kg per visit). Please contact the site first though to check there is available container space on 01293 545861.

Pesticides

An EU directive implemented on 31st December 2003 removed from sale almost 10% of common garden pesticide products as they could cause environmental damage. If you have any old pesticides please visit www.pesticides.gov.uk to check if they are legal for use and if not dispose of them at the Crawley Household Waste Recycling Site.

Plaster Board

From the 1st April 2009 new guidance came into effect which means that plaster board (and other gypsum containing wastes) can no longer be accepted for disposal through the bulky waste collection service. Residents can take small amounts to the Crawley Household Waste Recycling Site which has a dedicated container.

(01293) 438772 (01293) 438606 wasteandrecycling@crawley.gov.uk click to email us

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Town Hall
The Boulevard
Crawley
West Sussex
RH10 1UZ

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Partnership Services
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Crawley
West Sussex
RH10 1UZ

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