Hazardous waste is material that poses potential threats to public health or the environment.
The hazardous household waste collection is operated by the City of London on behalf of London Borough of Brent.
How to book a collection?
Visit the City of London website to log a collection or call 0207 332 3433 between 8am and 5pm.
Alternatively, please contact us online
What hazardous household waste can be collected
The service collects:
- chemical waste
Before booking a chemical waste, paint or asbestos collection, please visit the City of London website for details on how to present your hazardous waste and asbestos for collection and allowable volumes.
Hazardous household waste that cannot be collected
- nerve gas
- Polychlorinated biphenyl compounds (PCBs)
- pressurised vessels (including gas cylinders and cartridges)
- radioactive waste, including low level radioactive materials (such as Uranyl acetate/nitrate)
- clinical waste including biological specimens
- flammable filmstock (cellulose acetate)
How much will we collect?
For chemicals and paint, residents are entitled to a collection of up to 50 litres in total. Each container must weigh no more than 25kg each and/or contain no more than 25l. We can provide up to a maximum of 3 collections per household in a rolling year. Only one collection can be booked in a month. The service is provided free of charge.
For asbestos, residents can have one asbestos collection per rolling year (15 sq. metres or 7 bags free of charge). If the volume exceeds this amount, it will be subject to payment.