Get dangerous or clinical waste collected

We don't collect dangerous items or clinical waste with your regular collections, but we can help you dispose of these or get a specialist collection.

Throw it in your bin (double bagged)

  • incontinence pads
  • sanitary protection
  • nappies

Take to a reuse and recycling centre

  • asbestos (see below)
  • car tyres and batteries
  • electrical items
  • empty gas bottles
  • engine oil
  • household batteries
  • fluorescent tubes and lightbulbs

Contact us to arrange collections

  • syringes
  • catheters
  • stoma bags
  • dialysis waste
  • contaminated dressing

When booking a clinical waste collection you'll need a letter signed by your GP, hospital or district nurse first.

Book clinical waste collection

Contact Hazardous waste service

  • pesticides
  • petrol
  • paraffin
  • diesel
  • creosote
  • paint strippers

You can book a dangerous waste collection with the Hazardous waste service (this will take you to the City of London website)

Book Hazardous waste service


When broken up, asbestos fibres are a health hazard. So if you’re throwing away an item containing asbestos, please double bag it or wrap it in heavy-duty polythene. We don’t accept asbestos water tanks. 

If you’re not sure how to manage asbestos in your house, get advice from a licenced contractor. If you find any rubbish left by the road that you suspect contains asbestos, don’t touch it and report it immediately.