Arrange a hazardous waste collection

Waste Collection Services

What is hazardous waste?

Hazardous waste includes substances such as:

  • Asbestos
  • Chemicals
  • Petrol
  • Pesticides

This does not include:

  • Dog waste
  • Incontinence pads
  • Nappies
  • Sanitary towels

Place these in your black bin, double bagged, to reduce spillage.

Arranging a collection Click to get info

The Corporation of London provide a collection service on our behalf.

They will collect wrapped asbestos and hazardous chemicals, such as:

  • Pesticides
  • Petrol
  • Paraffin
  • Diesel
  • Creosote
  • Paint strippers

For more information visit the Corporation of London’s website or call 020 7332 3433.

Collection charges Click to get info

There is usually no cost for the first collection (depending on the amount of waste).

Subsequent collections will be chargeable depending on the type and quantity of waste.

Clinical waste Click to get info

The council provides a collection service from domestic properties for clinical sharps and CAPD home dialysis waste. Yellow bags are provided for CAPD waste.

Make a clinical waste enquiry

Referrals for CAPD waste will need to be in writing from the Primary Care Trust, Local/District nurse.

Please send the referrals to:

Facilities Management Team
Waltham Forest Town Hall
Forest Road
Walthamstow E17 4JF

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