Hazardous waste collection
Exeter City Council's hazardous waste collection service is designed to help businesses to dispose of various hazardous waste items in a legal, safe and convenient manner. Collections can be made from any property within Exeter and its environs by arrangement with the Council.
Businesses have a duty of care to ensure they do not dispose hazardous waste items in their general refuse, recycling, clinical or bulky waste collections.
If your business produces 500kgs or more of hazardous waste each year you must register with the Environment Agency. To register visit Environment Agency or telephone 08708 506506.
Hazardous waste collections from businesses producing less than 200kgs each year are covered by the current Waste Transfer Note provided by their waste collector.
Existing customers of the Council's refuse and/or recycling services can arrange for a collection of hazardous waste by the Council without delay, as these collections will already be covered under the terms of your current refuse and recycling Waste Transfer Note with the Council. If you produce more than 500kgs a year, the Council will require your Environment Agency registration number before it can collect hazardous items from your premises.
The Council is currently able to collect and dispose of monitors, CRTs, TVs, batteries, aerosol and paint cans.
* Price per small black bag that can be carried in one hand
Other hazardous items, such as fluorescent tubes, long-life light bulbs and chemicals, including solvents, acids, alkalines and detergents can be disposed of via specialist private contractors. Websites to visit include:
To order a hazardous waste collection, download and complete an Hazardous Waste Collection Order Form 2013-14 [68kb]. Email to email@example.com, or speak to one of our advisors.
The Council offers a range of payment methods.
Payments can be made electronically using our online payment service.
Whatever payment method is used invoices must be paid within 14 days of the date of the invoice.
For more information about the Council's payment methods click on Website payments
Organisations have a legal requirement to make proper arrangements for the management of their waste. This is normally done by having a contract with a registered waste contractor.
The Council provides an annual Waste Transfer Note to its regular customers. Waste Transfer Notes must be retained for a period of two years, and be presented to authorised regulators when requested.
It is a legal requirement that all organisations pre-treat their waste before sending it to landfill. Effectively, this means that at least one waste stream, e.g. paper, cardboard, plastic, etc MUST be removed from an organisation's waste before it is sent to landfill.
Bulky, hazardous and clinical waste items must not be placed in your normal refuse or recycling collections. For more information about what to do with bulky and clinical waste products visit Special trade collections and Commercial clinical waste collections.
Waste generated by organisations cannot be disposed of through household waste collections, public recycling banks, or the Household Waste Recycling Centre. Any instances where this occurs are likely to lead to prosecution.
In accordance with our responsibility under the Data Protection Act, you should be aware that the personal information you are giving will be held and may be passed to other services of the Council, so that you are provided with the best possible support.
We will not pass your personal information to external individuals or organisations unless there is a legal obligation to do so. We will also not use your personal information for direct marketing purposes, unless we have specifically informed you that we will.