Hazardous and clinical waste
Last Updated: 31 March 2021
Hazardous waste and clinical waste cannot be disposed of in your general waste bin. There are alternative ways to arrange for these to be collected.
We don’t take hazardous waste in your normal bin collection.
Cumbria County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres accept some hazardous household waste.
Find out what hazardous waste they will take, opening hours, contact details and locations:
- Ambleside recycling centre
- Grange-over-Sands recycling centre
- Kendal recycling centre
- Ulverston recycling centre
Hazardous trade waste
We don’t collect trade waste and Cumbria County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres will not accept trade waste.
You should keep hazardous trade waste secure and arrange for it to be collected by a licensed waste carrier.
Clinical waste includes:
- human or animal tissue
- other waste medical equipment
We provide a service to collect clinical waste. Please talk to your doctor if you need this service, they can arrange collections with us.
Offensive waste including used nappies, incontinence pads and stomach feeding equipment can go in your grey wheeled bin.