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Disposing of hazardous household waste

Find out how to dispose of hazardous household waste.


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Light bulbs

Light bulbs can be taken to any of our household waste recycling centres. They will be taken away by a specialist contractor for recycling.

Other hazardous household waste

Small amounts of hazardous household waste such as pesticides, mercury and petrol can be taken to one of our household waste recycling centres (maximum of 5 litres or 5kg).

Please tell our site staff and they will ensure that the materials are placed in a secure storage container.

If you have a larger quantity of these hazardous household wastes, or you are unable to take it to a recycling centre, please contact us for advice.

When contacting us we will need as much information about the items including:

  • any brand names
  • how many containers you have
  • the size of the containers
  • the type of container, for example, a plastic bottle or tin can

To contact us email: wastemanagement@derbyshire.gov.uk or tel: 01629 538532.

Hazardous waste we cannot accept

We cannot accept:

  • drums or containers over 5 litres are not considered to be household waste
  • waste from farms, building renovations or left on your property by building contractors

If you have hazardous waste which we'll not accept, or if you are a commercial organisation, we can provide advice on disposal.

To contact us email: wastemanagement@derbyshire.gov.uk or tel: 01629 538532.