||You must dispose of asbestos waste at a specially licensed site.
||Thurrock libraries and some local supermarkets have battery recycling boxes.
|Brita filter cartridges
||Contact Brita for information on recycling.
||Clinical waste includes infectious items, identifiable human tissue, needles from syringes – go to disposing of clinical waste.
||We will collect and remove dead animals from public highways and council-owned land – report a dead animal for removal.
||Check on the bottle for a return phone number. Alternatively, contact garden centres, camping shops or the Environment Agency.
||Japanese Knotweed must not be put in any bin that we provide. It is classed by law as 'controlled waste' and must be disposed of safely at a licensed landfill site. Soil containing Japanese Knotweed material can be regarded as contaminated and, if taken off a site, must be disposed of at a licensed landfill site and buried to a depth of at least 5m.
You need to employ a contractor licensed to remove and legally dispose of the Japanese Knotweed as controlled waste. The following contractors are licensed:
- A. G. Mitchell Countryside, Maldon, Essex – 01621 334 241
- Ambassador Services, Ongar, Essex – 01277 363 303
- Andrew Smith Weed Control Services – 01277 26 4651
- Eco Control Solutions, Leeds – 0113 224 9555
||You should take unwanted medicines – tablets or liquids – to your local chemist or pharmacy for safe disposal.
||We do not have facilities for recycling or disposing of petrol. You may try returning it to the garage from where it was purchased or, for specific situations, contact the Environment Agency.
|Sanitary waste (infectious)
||Infectious sanitary waste, including dressings and pads, is a type of clinical waste – go to disposing of clinical waste.
||Please empty the contents down the toilet and seal the bag in a plastic bag. It may then be placed in your green/grey wheeled bin. Stoma bags are not classed as clinical waste.
|Syringes with needles
||You can safely dispose of clinical sharps – needles, syringes, lancets or needle clippers – for free in boxes we provide some local pharmacies. Go to safe disposal of 'sharps' for a list of pharmacies that have these boxes.