Other types of waste

Some types of waste must only be disposed of a certain way. See our list below for how to dispose of these kinds of waste products.


Electrical waste

The following counts as electrical waste:

  • electronic devices - phones, computers, printers, remote controls, chargers, radios, VCRs, digiboxes, speakers, hi-fi units, electronic toys
  • personal care - hairdryers, hair straighteners, electric toothbrushes, hair trimmers, shavers, hair curlers, facial saunas, power showers
  • appliances - kettles, toasters, irons, blenders, sandwich toasters, coffee machines, whisks, bread makers, electric scales, smoothie makers
  • all small DIY & garden electricals - drills, power tools, garden shears, jigsaws, sanders, strimmers, angle grinders


You can take small electrical items to the following recycling centres:


Larger electricals

  • White goods - washing machines, tumble driers, ovens
  • Fridges & freezers
  • Other large electrical appliances - lawnmowers, TVs, electric radiators

Organise a collection for larger items via the Council's Bulky Waste collection  or take to Recycling Centre, Canvey


Battery waste

Batteries you can recycle locally:

  • All domestic batteries
  • AAA to D size batteries
  • 9v batteries
  • Watch batteries
  • Power tool batteries
  • Mobile phone batteries
  • Laptop batteries

Batteries you cannot recycle locally:

Venues for battery disposal


Clinical waste

Clinical waste is waste from a domestic setting that could contain infected human elements, including:

  • human tissue
  • blood or bodily fluids
  • drugs or other pharmaceutical products
  • infected swabs or dressings
  • syringes, needles or other sharp instruments
  • Home dialysis waste
  • sharps boxes (for hypodermic needles and other sharp medical instruments)


Disposing of Clinical Waste

Clinical Waste can be dangerous - do not dispose of it in black sacks.

We will only collect waste if the medication is self-administered.  Medication administered by a health professional should be taken away by the health professional.


Arranging for a collection

Complete the following two forms to register a collection and we will contact you to arrange collection as soon as possible. Your collection may not necessarily happen on your standard collection day.

Once complete and signed, please email both forms to recycling@castlepoint.gov.uk

Or post to:
Castle Point Borough Council
Farmhouse Depot
Canvey Road
Canvey Island

If you are unable to download or print these forms, please call 01268 882200 for a paper copy to be sent out to you.

If you have not received a phone call from GB Holding to arrange collection within 3 weeks of providing the completed forms please contact GB Holding at 01245 464214 for the update.

Please note if you have already registered for regular collection of clinical waste please contact GB holding directly to arrange collection, there is no need to resend the forms again. If you have recently moved address please contact us at recycling@castlepoint.gov.uk to update your collection address.



Additional information

We do not provide replacement sharps boxes, these can be obtained on prescription from your GP.

Waste that results from hygiene and sanitary applications is usually considered offensive waste, not clinical waste.

This can include:

  • nappies
  • stoma waste
  • spent catheters
  • non-infected wound dressings from the home

Offensive waste can be bagged and then placed in with normal domestic refuse (black sacks).


Hazardous waste

We are not able to collect Hazardous Waste.

This includes:

  • asbestos
  • petrol
  • chemicals and other toxic substances

For advice about the disposal of Hazardous Waste please contact Essex County Council’s Waste Management Helpline on 0845 603 7625

Find out what to do with hazardous waste via Love Essex.