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Household waste that can not go into your recycling bin needs to be placed into your rubbish bin. A list of recyclable items can be found here.
Some things, however, must not go in your rubbish bin.
We’ve put a helpful list below of what not to use your rubbish bin for and suggestions about how you should dispose of them another way.
Hazardous waste is anything that could be a risk to people or the environment and includes:
This isn’t a complete list and you can find more information about hazardous waste by visiting norfolk.gov.uk.
If you have hazardous waste you need to dispose of, please contact either your local council, who may offer a hazardous waste collection, but they might charge you for this service. Or you can find a specialist hazardous waste disposal contractor.
Liquid paint should not be put in your rubbish bin.
Please use the paint up and leave the tin with the lid off to let any remaining paint dry out before putting it in your rubbish bin.
For residents of Norwich City Council, you may be able to leave small electrical items out for collection – to find out, click here for more details.
For more advice on electrical and electronic items you no longer want, please visit our page about electricals.
Any waste you have from operating a business should be collected separately and not with household rubbish.
Please contact your local council or a private contractor, which can be found online or in a telephone directory for more information.