Some types of waste are harmful to health and the environment and you should never put them in your bin. You must take the following types of waste to a local recycling centre (tip).
Batteries can also be taken back to large retailers for recycling. Shops that sell more than 32kg of batteries a year are required to provide battery recycling collection facilities in store. This means there are now lots more places where you can take your old batteries for recycling.
Asbestos is a hazardous substance and should never be disposed of in your general waste bin.
Asbestos can be taken to a local recycling centre (tip) or collected by a licensed contractor. For more information about the safe handling and disposal of asbestos please visit the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) websites guide to asbestos removal.