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King's Lynn recycling centre to host hazardous waste weekend

People in West Norfolk will be able to dispose of a range of hazardous waste materials during a weekend of events at Lynn's recycling centre next month.

Three free drop-off events will be held at the Saddlebow site from September 11 to 13 for members of the public to get rid of a range of products.

Items including wood preservatives, insecticides, weed killers, paint, thinners, varnishes and special cleaning products are covered by the plans.

The King's Lynn Recycling Centre
The King's Lynn Recycling Centre

Andy Grant, Norfolk County Council cabinet member for waste, said: “Disposing of hazardous waste can be much more difficult and expensive than regular waste so we wanted to give people the opportunity to get rid of hazardous items safely and responsibly.

“These are very popular events so you are likely to find queues to enter the recycling centre, especially up until lunchtime, so please come later in the day if possible, and don’t visit during the events unless you have hazardous waste to get rid of.

"Leftover paint is the number one item brought to our annual events, so if you only have a that little bit of it leftover, I’d urge you to dry it out and put the tin in your kerbside rubbish bin.”

The Lynn centre will be open from 9am to 5pm each day during the hazardous waste weekend.

A similar weekend is planned for the Hempton site, near Fakenham, from October 9 to 11, between 9am and 4pm each day.

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