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Hazardous waste
Hazardous waste is any form of waste which can harm human health or the environment, or is difficult to handle. Each of the items on the list below is classed as hazardous waste:

  • TV and computer monitors
  • Fridges & freezers
  • Fluorescent light tubes
  • Infectious clinical wastes
  • All asbestos containing wastes
  • Waste oils
  • End of life vehicles
  • Lead acid batteries

You must separate out any hazardous waste from your general household waste before taking it to your local Household Waste Recycling centre. It must not be placed in any of the general household waste skips but handed to one of the site attendants.

Your local district or borough council may be able to collect your hazardous waste - to find out if this service is available, please contact your local District or Borough Council.

Household chemicals
For advice on disposing household chemicals please contact the helpline 0300 003 1118
If the container contents are unknown or marked with any of the following list then contact the helpline: Dangerous when wet, spontaneously combustible, organic peroxide, readily combustible or oxidising agents

Household refuse
Your remaining household waste is collected by your local District or Borough Council.

Household Waste Recycling Centres
The Household Waste Recycling Centres are managed by Cumbria County Council. There are lots of recycling facilities at these centres and residents can also dispose of any household rubbish free of charge.

If you have a question about resources or recycling in Cumbria call our helpline on  0300 003 1118
or email us at  wastepermits@cumbria.gov.uk
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