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
Fluorescent light tubes
Garden products: pesticides, insecticides, lawn treatments, fungicides, weed killers and wood preservatives
Hazardous paint products
Oven, paint brush and swimming pool cleaners
Electrical appliances: TVs, monitors, fridges and freezers
You can take small quantities of potentially hazardous household products such as those listed above to the Crawley Household Waste Recycling Site.
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.
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.
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.
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