Hazardous waste

Waste is considered hazardous if it is harmful to humans or the environment.

Small amounts of domestic hazardous waste can be taken to the tip (Household Waste Recycling Site - HWRS), to be disposed of correctly. It should not be thrown away with the rest of your household waste.

Before taking any hazardous waste to the tip please call West Sussex County Council Waste Management Services Unit on 01243 642106.

If you are unable to get to the tip to dispose of any hazardous waste yourself, please contact us.

If you employ someone else to dispose of your waste please ask to see their Waste Carrier's Licence of Business. You are responsible if your waste is found to have been dumped illegally.


Small amounts of cement bonded household asbestos can be accepted at Worthing tip (HWRS). It needs to be wrapped or double bagged in polythene and sealed with tape.

For large amounts please contact West Sussex County Council for a list of approved companies who can arrange safe disposal.

Plasterboard and gypsum

Plasterboard and gypsum based waste (no more than 200kg) can be accepted at the Shoreham-by-Sea or Worthing tips (HWRS).


Please contact us to discuss the correct disposal of any pesticides.

DIY products

Small amounts of the following:

  • creosote
  • paint
  • paint stripper
  • brush cleaner
  • turpentine / methylated spirit / white spirit
  • varnish

Can be safely disposed of at the Shoreham-by-Sea or Worthing tips (HWRS).

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Need assistance with this service?
Get in touch:

Hazardous waste - West Sussex County Council

Telephone01243 642106

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Page last updated: 09 August 2022

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