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Hazardous waste

Hazardous waste is any liquid or solid material that may cause harm to people or the environment if not disposed of correctly. It is illegal to mix hazardous waste with other types of waste.

Certain types of hazardous waste are accepted at our recycling centres.

ItemAccepted?Notes
AntifreezeYesPlease ask a member of staff. Must be domestic use.
AsbestosNoSee more information about asbestos disposal.
Car batteriesYes 
Clinical wasteNoSee clinical waste.
Chemical and radioactive hazardous wasteNoWe are unable to dispose of chemical and radioactive hazardous waste. Please seek professional advice.
Engine oil (used)Yes 
Fire extinguishersAt 3 HWRCs

Can be disposed of at:

Daventry
Northampton - Sixfields
Towcester

Fluorescent tubesYes 
Fridges and freezersYes 
Gas bottlesAt 3 HWRCs

Can be disposed of at:

Daventry
Northampton - Sixfields
Towcester

Insulation (fibreglass)YesPlease ensure it is bagged.
Oil filters (automotive)YesPlease ask a member of staff. Must be domestic use.
Paint / varnish / stainsYesPlease ask a member of staff. Must be domestic use.
Portable batteriesYes 
Sharps (such as medical needles)NoSee clinical waste.
TyresNoPlease check with your local garage or tyre retailer to see if they accept additional tyres. A small fee may be charged.
Weed killerNoCheck packaging for disposal advice. We do not have the correct chemical storage facilities.

Last updated 23 September 2022