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Hazardous Waste

Find out how to dispose of Asbestos and hazardous items.

Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste

Hazardous waste includes common household products that could be harmful to human health or to the environment, such as bleach, paint stripper, pesticides, engine oil, electrical items and gas bottles. Certain types can be disposed of at Household Waste Recycling centres.

More information about hazardous waste.


Asbestos can be a dangerous material and must be handled carefully and competently. A specialist licensed contractor should be used to ensure it is removed and disposed of in a controlled and safe manner. The Health and Safety Executive website offers the latest advice on asbestos.

Cambridgeshire County Council offers residents a disposal service for small quantities of cement bonded asbestos that will fit into a bag 2.59m (8'6") x 1.37m (4'6") in size within a 12 month period. Check if you qualify and order bags.