Hazardous waste collection

Under the Hazardous Waste Regulations waste is now classified by its chemical make up, risk category and hazard. The changes to these regulations mean that the following items must not be placed in your bin for disposal:

  • Oil filters, antifreeze, brake fluid, lubricant oil, lead acid batteries, spent oils.
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Paint
  • Certain electrical goods
  • TV and computer monitors
  • Fridges and freezers
  • Infectious clinical waste
  • Asbestos

Local residents may take hazardous waste to any County Council civic amenity site but should check what the site is able to accept before travellingPrivate waste contractors will deal with hazardous and special waste arising from a trade or business. Special precautions may be needed when disposing of and moving hazardous waste such as asbestos.

Allerdale Borough Council offers a bulky item collection service to householders within the borough for a charge. The council will arrange collection and disposal of bulky household items (e.g. beds, wardrobes, three piece suites) and white goods (e.g. fridges, freezers, cookers).

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Contact us

0303 123 1702

Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ