Hazardous or Dangerous Waste

Information about how to dispose of hazardous or dangerous waste.

Reporting Dangerous Waste

Please report hazardous or dangerous waste to us immediately so we can ensure it is remove as quickly and safely as possible.

You can report dangerous waste online(Opens in a New Window)

Needles, syringes and drug related waste

Disposing of needles, syringes and drug related waste is dangerous. If you find any of these items in the street or other public spaces, please do not attempt to clear them yourself.


Spillages on the highway can lead to road traffic accidents.

Spillages which are causing a hazard to road users

If a spillage is causing a hazard to road users then the Police should be informed in the first instance.

Do not attempt to stop on the highway to gather details if you have driven over the spillage but try and stop at a safe location and contact the Police who will in turn contact the Council or Fire Service depending on the severity of the spillage.

It is important to provide the following information

  • Exact Location of spillage
  • Type of material involved i.e. mud, diesel
  • Rough indication of the amount
  • Any other road users that may have been effected

If you see the person responsible for the spillage please try and provide a description along with a registration number.

Spillages where there is no immediate hazard

Other incidents where no immediate hazard is posed should be reported to Broxtowe Borough Council. We will clear up the spillage and investigate its cause.

We do not have a duty to sweep or clear spillages on private roads or other areas, such as office car parks or garage sites. These should be reported to the owner or company directly.