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Hazardous waste collection

Some kinds of material are harmful to health or the environment and need to be collected separately from your other rubbish.

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Hazardous waste collection and disposal service​

The City of London runs a hazardous waste collection and disposal service for most of the London boroughs, including Newham. This is free for residents to use.
The service collects many types of chemical, including paint, bleach, white spirit, poisons, weed killers and pesticides. You will need to make sure you package these items correctly before the service collects them, so there are no spills which could cause harm.
The service also collects asbestos, but this must be taken apart and wrapped first.
For more information on what the service collects or to arrange for a collection, please go to the City of London website.
Note that this service does not accept clinical (medical) waste. If you live in Newham we can arrange to  collect this waste from your home. Go to our clinical waste page for more information.

Jenkins Lane Re-use and Recycling Centre

You can take unused paint to the Jenkins Lane Re-use and Recycling Centre. This will be collected by a community organisation that will re-use it in London.

You can also take double-wrapped asbestos along to the centre. However you must call Renewi Waste Management Ltd on 0800 389 9918 to make an appointment to deliver.
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