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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