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Hazardous Waste

What is Hazardous Waste?

Hazardous waste includes anything that could be harmful to human health or the environment. Examples of hazardous waste from households include:

Paint itself is not a hazardous household waste but should be handed to the site operator. The above list is not definitive and if you have any particular concerns about a type of waste you can contact the Environment Agency.

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Where can householders dispose of hazardous waste?

Poole's Household Waste Recycling Centre, Nuffield Road will accept the above items provided they are from householders - not commercial waste.

When disposing of any of the above please take due care; hand the item/substance to a site operative and follow any relevant instructions.

DO NOT put these items or any uncertain items/substances directly into the landfill waste containers.

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Contact us

Email
environment@poole.gov.uk

Telephone
01202 261700

Text Relay
18001 01202 261700

Address
Environmental and Consumer Protection
Unit 1
Newfields Business Park
2 Stinsford Road
Poole
BH17 0NF