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Disposing of hazardous items

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Some items have the potential to cause damage to our staff, processing machinery and the environment if they are disposed of incorrectly.

The following items should not be put in household or commercial general black bag waste.

ItemHow to dispose of it correctly

Lithium batteries.
(These can be found in watches,
calculators,e-cigarettes, tablets,
laptops and digital cameras)

Members of the public can drop off all items that contain batteries and the batteries themselves free of charge at the Household Waste Recycling Centre at Longue Hougue.
Household batteries

Household batteries can also be recycled at the Household Waste Recycling Centre, Waitrose, Co-Op Grand Marche Stores, Aladdin's Cave and all States Schools.

Commercial businesses wishing to dispose of batteries should consult our guide here 

Flares

Unwanted, expired or used flares can be taken to AB Marine Ltd at White Rock or The Police Station free of charge.

States Works will collect these free of charge for households and individuals. They can be contacted on 246263 or by email at hazardouswaste@gov.gg.

Hazardous materials such as asbestos

Materials containing asbestos must be disposed of at the Mont Cuet Landfill Site.

For further information and before commencing work if you have any concerns or unsure if asbestos is present contact the Health and Safety Executive on 234567 or email hse@gov.gg.

Mobile phonesMobile phones, which contain potentially flammable lithium batteries, can be recycled at the Longue Hougue Household Waste and Recycling Centre, Sure (Envoy House or St Peter Port Shop), JT (Jersey Telecoms) shops or via online phone recycling companies.
Electrical items

Electrical items can be dropped off free of charge at the Household Waste Recycling Centre at Longue Hougue.

Commercial businesses wishing to dispose of electrical items should consult our guide here.

Gas canisters

Gas canisters from domestic sources can be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centre at Longue Hougue free of charge.

Guernsey gas will collect their own canisters.

Metal objects

Household items such as metal poles, pipes, car parts, kitchen knives etc. should be disposed of at the Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Commercial businesses wishing to dispose of metal should consult our guide here.

AerosolsEmpty, un-punctured aerosols should be disposed of in blue recycling bag with the lids off
MunitionsContact Guernsey Police on 01481 725111

 

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