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Asbestos tyres and gas cylinders


Asbestos requires specialist processing and dealing with such a dangerous material at a public facility is difficult and expensive. Household waste recycling centres cannot take asbestos. We have the right to refuse any materials that are similar and looks like it needs to be treated in the same way as asbestos. 

Before starting any work where asbestos may be present, consult local business directories to find a company licensed to remove and dispose of asbestos waste.

Useful information can be found on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website.


Tyres need specialist recycling facilities so we do not accept tyres at any recycling centre. Please contact a local tyre fitting company about disposal.

Gas cylinders

Gas cylinders are the property of the cylinder supplier and should be returned to them.

Gas bottles

These are the property of the supplier and should be returned to them.

It is important that you return your empty gas bottles to your supplier. If you are unable to do this, ask a local supplier if they can take the bottle or refer you on to an official supplier who can.

Gas bottles cannot be recycled or put out with the black bin at the kerbside, and they are not accepted at our recycling centres.

Empty gas bottles can be extremely dangerous if disposed of in your recycling, general waste bins or at the recycling centres because they explode or hurt someone.

Calor can exchange certain gas bottles for a Calor branded bottle. Further information regarding this can be found on the Calor website.