Household Waste

Gas masks

Old and antique gas masks can contain asbestos and so need to be disposed of safely, and they are not accepted in your local council’s kerbside recycling bin, bag or box or residual bin.

You can dispose of old and antique gas masks by contacting Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority an appointment to arrange to dispose of it at one of three local Household Waste Recycling Centres that accept asbestos.

To arrange disposal call Tel: 0151 255 1444 or email: or apply online:


  • Most household waste types can be recycled or disposed of at local Household Waste Recycling Centres.
  • If you have a question about a type of household waste call Tel: 0151 255 1444 or email: to check before travelling to a Centre.

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