Disposal of controlled or hazardous materials

More information on controlled waste, including:


No more than 6 sacks (or equivalent) per month.

The asbestos must be:

  • double bagged or wrapped in heavy duty plastic sheeting
  • not sticking out from the packaging
  • no more than 6.5 feet (2 metres) x 3.2 feet (1 metres)
  • kept damp

Anyone who has not adequately packaged their asbestos, will be asked to wrap it before being allowed to dispose of it

You are not permitted to break up asbestos on site.


Small numbers of plasterboard sheets from home DIY can be disposed of at the Household Recycling and Disposal Centre (the tip).

This service is for householders only. If there is any doubt about the origin of the waste you are bringing, you may be required to sign a disclaimer note, or you could be denied access.

Clinical waste

About household clinical waste disposal

For more information about specific items and quantities please see our A-Z of rubbish and recycling.

Customer Services

Open 9am–5pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays). If you do need to call us, please try to avoid our busiest times of lunchtime and early afternoon. Many queries relating to Council Tax, benefits or bin and bulky waste collections can be dealt with directly by logging into My Account.

Telephone: 08085 834333