Please see Dispose of Hazardous Waste: Advice for Businesses (GOV.UK website)



Asbestos, chemicals and paint

The City of London can collect a limited amount of asbestos and paint for free: see Hazardous waste collection (City of London website).

You can also take up to six bags or sheets of asbestos to the Garth Road recycling centre (tip) but you must call us on 07342 073100 before your visit to ensure that there is enough space in the container. Please wet the asbestos, double-wrap it and secure it with tape.

Household batteries

Find a battery recycling point (RecycleNow website)

Car batteries, car oil, electrical appliances, gas bottles, light bulbs and fluorescent tubes

You can take these to the Reuse and recycling centre.


You will need to arrange for a private contractor to dispose of these.