Isle of Wight Council

Hazardous Waste and Emergencies

Frequently Asked Questions for this Service

Question: I have some waste that might be hazardous, what can I do with it?

Answer: Most household hazardous wastes such as paints, oils, household chemicals etc can be taken to Lynnbottom Recycling Centre. More unusual hazardous materials such as explosives, radioactive material or materials that are otherwise unstable and would present a risk to staff or the public will require specialist collection and disposal.
You should contact the supplier of the material for disposal advice.

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Question: Where can I dispose of plasterboard?

Answer: Sheets or off-cuts of plasterboard from domestic sources only can be disposed of in the appropriate container at Lynnbottom Recycling Centre. All plasterboard must be free of any other material. Site staff will be able to direct you to the correct container. If a householder wishes to dispose of domestic plasterboard at Lynnbottom Recycling Centre a reference number must be obtained before disposal, this is available once an online plasterboard disposal permit form has been completed and submitted. Please use the link provided to complete a 'Request plasterboard disposal permit form'. - Related Link

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Question: Is there a charge for disposing of plasterboard or asbestos?

Answer: A permit can be obtained which allows residents to dispose of up to 60 kg free of charge every 6 months; if the weight exceeds 60kg, you will be charged by weight for each kg over the 60kg.

The current charges are:

- 15p per kg above 60kg for plasterboard
- 36p per kg above 60kg for asbestos


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Question: Where can I dispose of asbestos?

Answer: Limited amounts of cement bonded asbestos (such as the standard and corrugated sheets of asbestos used to build garages, sheds etc) can be disposed of at the Lynnbottom Recycling Centre only. If a householder wishes to dispose of domestic asbestos at Lynnbottom Recycling Centre a reference number must be obtained before disposal. A reference number will be allocated to the householder, when the online asbestos disposal permit form has been completed and submitted by the householder.
The online form generates a unique reference number which can either be printed, given verbally or shown via a smart phone screen and provided to the weighbridge operator. Use the link provided to complete the online asbestos disposal permit form.

Permits are restricted to 60kg per household per 6 months. 60kg is approximately 4 standard corrugated sheets.

All asbestos must be double-bagged or wrapped in heavy duty plastic and securely cable-tied or taped shut before arrival at the Recycling Centre. All asbestos must be in unbroken sheets and be domestic in origin.

We are not able to accept this material at Afton Marsh Recycling Centre due to Environment Agency permit restrictions.
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Question: How do I report a dead animal on council or public land?

Answer: Please complete a fly tipping form - Related Link

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Question: Which batteries are classed as ‘acceptable’ for the kerbside collection service?

Answer: • A
• AA
• AA
• AAAA
• B
• SC
• C
• D
• 9 Volt
• CR, CR123, CR2 type (button cell found in watches/ toys
• Mobile phone Lithium Polymer and Lithium-Ion batteries
• Laptop & iPad batteries
• Hearing aid batteries
• Power tool batteries under 300mm x 200mm


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Question: Which batteries are classed as ‘unacceptable’ for the kerbside collection service?

Answer: • Vehicle batteries
• Power tool batteries over 300mm x 200mm
• WEEE appliance batteries such as Hover, strimmer’s, and lawn mowers
• Wheelchair/ golf buggy batteries
• Any damaged battery which is split, rusty, leaking, or fuzzing
• Industrial batteries
• NiMh and NiCD


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Question: How do I report fly tipping on a public road or pavement?

Answer: This can be reported to island Roads by calling (01983) 822440 or completing an online report form. - Related Link

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Question: How do I report fly tipping on Council or Private land (not a public road or pavement)?

Answer: Please complete the on-line fly tipping report form.
- If the fly tipped waste is on IWC owned or managed land, this will be investigated and collected.
- If the fly tipped waste is on Private Land: This will not be collected but will be reported to the Environmental Health Team for investigation and, if known, the Land owner will be contacted to advise of the fly-tipping. It is the responsibility of the landowner to remove and dispose of the fly tipped waste.
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