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Recycling Guidance: H

Hazardous Household Waste

Hazardous waste is any form of waste which can harm human health or the environment, or is difficult to handle. These can include:

- Asbestos
- Batteries
- Flammable Materials
- Fire Extinguishers
- Fridges and Freezers
- Gas Bottles
- General Hazardous Chemicals (garden and cleaning products)
- Oil
- Fluorescent Tubes
- TVs, Computer Monitors and Laptops

These items may be taken to your locak Household Waste Recycling Site (HWRS) where special containers are available for these items.

Please note - Asbestos is only accepted at Burgess Hill, Chichester (Westhampnett), Crawley and Worthing HWRS. Please contact the site first to ensure there is sufficient space available within the Asbestos container.

Hazardous waste must be separated from your general household waste before taking it to your local HWRS.

If you are unsure whether a material is hazardous or not, please ask a member of staff at the site, or contact West Sussex County Council on 01243 642106.

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Hearing Aids

Please contact your local hospital to see if they accept old hearing aids.


Alternatively you can recycle your old hearing aids by taking them to your local Household Waste Recycling Site (HWRS) and putting them in the container for ‘Small Appliances’.  

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Household Hazardous Chemicals

You can take household hazardous chemicals to your local Household Waste Recycling Site (HWRS). Please note - the sites cannot accept quantities larger than 25 litres per visit. 

When you arrive at site with your household hazardous chemicals, please ask site staff for assistance as these chemicals must be kept locked in a secure container on site. 

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