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Hazardous waste

Hazardous household waste items are those items that can cause damage to health or the environment. More care and attention is required to recycle or dispose of these materials.

What types of domestic waste are hazardous?

This is not a comprehensive list. Hazardous waste requires special treatment so please contact us if you are unsure whether the items you are disposing of should be classed as hazardous waste.

  • asbestos
  • pesticides
  • household and car batteries
  • fluorescent tubes
  • oils
  • some paints
  • some household and car batteries
  • electrical equipment like TVs, fridges and freezers
  • energy saving light bulbs (also known as CFLs)

How to dispose of hazardous waste

Most hazardous waste can be taken to your local household waste and recycling centre (external website). You can find your nearest recycling centre on My Wycombe.

Please don't put domestic hazardous waste into your household bins.

  • See What goes in which bin, our "waste wizard", for a list of how and where to dispose of most types of waste.

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