Problem Wastes

Some household products can cause harm to the environment and human health if they are placed in your kerbside bins.

A range of recycling options are now available to safely dispose of household problem wastes, free of charge. The collected wastes receive special treatment and processing, protecting our environment while allowing valuable resources to be recovered for reuse and recycling into new products.


You can now safely dispose of unwanted household chemical products, free of charge, via several convenient drop-off services.


There are a number of drop off options in Newcastle for recycling electronic waste, such as computers, phones, TVs, stereos and DVD, CD and VCR players.


Find out how to responsibly dispose of household, car and mobile phone batteries.

Sharps, Needles and Syringes

Sharps pose a health hazard if they are placed in household bins or littered in public places. A number of free collection points are available across Newcastle for safe disposal.