Hazardous waste cannot be disposed of via any wheeled bin. Batteries, car oil, or old paint, can contain harmful chemicals that damage the environment. Find out how to dispose safely of domestic hazardous waste.
If you need to dispose of any hazardous household waste including asbestos, acids, weed killer, etc. call the Essex County Council Recycling and Waste Helpline on 0845 603 7625 and say you have some household hazardous waste for disposal.
Up to 25ltrs of chemicals and up to 40kg of bonded asbestos may be collected free of charge once in any 12 month period.
There are collection points at each of the Recycling Centres for Household Waste in the Epping Forest District at:
See the Recycling Banks & Centres web page for further information.