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Storage heaters

How to dispose of storage heaters safely.

Storage heaters

Do not dispose of storage heaters at home. Take this waste to your local recycling centre (RC).

  • Which RC container

    Check with a member of staff at the centre.

  • Which RC accept this waste

    Intact storage heaters can be recycled at all West Sussex recycling centres and need to be placed in the metal containers at the sites.

    To dispose of a disassembled heater please ensure all bricks are double wrapped and disposed of in the asbestos container. Bricks are only accepted at the following sites:

    Remaining metal can be recycled in the metal container at any of our sites.

  • Safety information

    WEEE items must not be thrown away with your rubbish as they often contain substances which are hazardous and they must be disposed of in a controlled environment.

    We do not advise that storage heaters are disassembled before brought on site. However, due to the possibility of older heaters containing asbestos, if you are disassembling a heater, please follow the HSE guidance on dealing with asbestos.

  • Need more information?

    If you require further assistance, ask a member of staff at the centre. For further information contact Waste Management Services on 01243 642106.

  • You could also...

    • consider selling online or donating to a charity shop if the heater is in good working order.
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