WT Skip Hire

Norfolk Hazardous Waste Amnesty September and October

Posted on: September 18, 2020

old fire extinguishers hazardous waste

Every year, Norfolk recycling centres hold a hazardous waste amnesty - these are special dates when facilities are in place to take donations of certain classes of hazardous waste. They are always busy, and with Covid-19 measures in place, you can expect to be queuing - but this may be your only opportunity to get rid of certain items. 

We are unable to accept hazardous waste in our skips because specialist disposal methods are needed to get rid of it. That’s why we always draw our customers’ attention to these amnesties.

Household Hazardous Waste Dates

On the following dates you can dispose of certain types (see below for details) of hazardous waste for free at the listed Norfolk County Council recycling centres:

  • Thetford - 9am-5pm 18, 19, 20 September
  • Ketteringham - 9am-5pm 25, 26, 27 September
  • Dereham - 9am-4pm 2, 3, 4 October
  • Hempton - 9am-4pm 9, 10, 11 October
  • Caister - 9am-4pm 16, 17, 18 October

Items Accepted on Household Hazardous Waste Days

These are the hazardous items that are being accepted at no charge on the household hazardous waste days:

  • Aerosol cans 
  • Anti-freeze
  • Brake Fluid
  • Bleach
  • Carpet cleaner
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Furniture polish
  • Garden pesticides and fertilizers
  • Paint 
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Wood stains and varnishes

Items that Won’t Be Accepted

Not all types of hazardous waste are accepted on household hazardous waste days. You will have to find alternative means of disposing of the following:

  • Asbestos
  • Explosives and Ammunition
  • Gas bottles
  • Glue
  • Heating oil
  • Medicines and Medical Equipment
  • Oil tanks
  • Used cat litter

There is information on how to dispose of some of these items on the Norfolk County Council website.

We hope that you find the information on this page useful. If you require disposal of any regular waste, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can call us on 01493 668118 or email info@wtskiphire.co.uk

For regular company and industry news, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.