Lithium battery fires

Lithium batteries have caused fires in the rubbish lorries. Please do not put batteries in your waste or recycling bin. All batteries (including lithium batteries from e-bikes and e-scooters and other re-chargeable devices) can be taken to the Reuse and Recycling Centre at Northumberland Wharf.

Hazardous waste

What is hazardous waste?

Waste is generally considered hazardous if it (or the material or substances it contains) are harmful to humans or the environment. It should not be disposed of through usual household or business waste collections.

It includes:

  • asbestos
  • chemicals, such as brake fluid or print toner
  • batteries
  • solvents
  • pesticides
  • oils (except edible ones), such as car oil
  • equipment containing ozone depleting substances, like fridges
  • hazardous waste containers

You can find more information about hazardous waste on the government’s website.

How do you arrange hazardous waste collections?

The City of London Corporation provides this service for us.

Please note, they do not collect asbestos from businesses.

Book a hazardous waste collection