Hazardous waste

Hazardous waste cannot be placed in your general waste bin. Examples of hazardous waste include bug spray, chemicals, garden weed killer and solvents.

You can dispose of hazardous waste for free at Norfolk County Council's Hazardous Waste Events which are held each year.

Disposing of paint safely

Paint does not need to be treated as hazardous. If you have paint in good condition, you could offer it to friends and family or advertise it for reuse on Freegle.

If you cannot reuse your paint, remove the lid and dry it out (if necessary by adding something absorbent, like cat litter). Once dry, you can put the paint cans in your general waste bin.