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Hazardous waste

The following materials should not be placed in your normal domestic waste bin as they can put human health or the environment at risk:

  • asbestos
  • bleach or other strong cleaners/disinfectants
  • car maintenance products - engine oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, lubricants and degreaser, car batteries
  • descalers
  • drain cleaners
  • florescent light tubes
  • garden Products - pesticides, insecticides, lawn treatments, fungicides, weed killers and wood preservatives
  • gas bottles
  • glues
  • hazardous paint products (with orange and black hazard symbol)
  • household batteries
  • oven cleaners
  • paint brush cleaners
  • photographic chemicals
  • plasterboard
  • stain removers
  • swimming pool cleaners
  • white spirit

Hazardous waste disposal

The Recycling Centres in Westhampnett Road, Chichester and Bepton Road, Midhurst will accept these items from homes.

Name: Chichester Recycling Centre


Coach Road
West Sussex
PO18 0NS
United Kingdom

Telephone: 07834 436024


Asbestos will be taken at Westhampnett Road only. This must be double-wrapped or bagged in transparent 1,000 gauge polythene and sealed with tape. More information can be found on the West Sussex County Council (opens new window) website. When disposing of these items at the recycling centre, please do not put them into the skips but hand them to the site operator.

Please note that while paint is not a hazardous household waste, it should be taken to a recycling centre and handed to the site operator or put into the general household waste skip. Some charities will take reusable paint.