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How Do I Dispose Of?

Find your item below:

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Aerosols - Place all empty aerosols such as hair spray, deodorant and air freshener in your recycling bin (green)

Animal waste - General waste/non-recyclable bin (grey)

+ B

Baking tins/trays - Tins and trays that are in good condition can be taken to your local charity shop. Any that are not in good condition can be taken a household waste recycling centre for scrap metal

Batteries - Find where you can get them recycled local to you e.g. retailers and supermarkets, using the recycle your electricals website. You can also take them to the household waste and recycling centre

Bedding (duvets and pillows) - Household waste and recycling centre

Bedding (sheets, blankets, duvet covers, pillow cases) - Textiles banks, household waste recycling centre

Bicycle tyres - Household waste recycling centre

Bicycles - Take to a second-hand cycle shops or charity shops if in working order or take to your local household waste recycling centre

Biscuit tins - Recycling bin (green). Metal and plastic biscuit tins are both accepted

Black plastics - Such as ready meal trays - general waste/non-recyclable bin (grey)

Bones
- Food caddy

Books - Charity shops or household waste recycling centre

Bottle tops - Recycling bin (green)

Bread bags - General waste/non-recyclable bin (grey) or supermarket plastic film collection points

Bricks - Household waste recycling centre (take to the soil and rubble container)

Bubble wrap - general waste/non-recyclable bin (grey) or supermarket plastic film collection points

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Cans (food and drink) - Recycling bin (green). Please rinse to prevent contamination. Squash cans to save space in your bin

Car batteries - Household waste recycling centre

Cardboard - Recycling bin (green). Flatten cardboard boxes to save space in your bin. Large volumes of cardboard can be taken to your local household waste recycling centre

Carpets - Household waste recycling centre

Carrier bags - General waste/non-recyclable bin (grey) or at selected supermarkets

Cartons - Some food cartons are able to be placed in your recycling bin (green) however if it is tetrapak it needs to go in your general waste/non-recyclable bin (grey), flatten cartons to save space in your bin

Cat food - General waste/non-recyclable bin (grey)

Cat food pouches - General waste/non-recyclable bin (grey)

Cat litter - General waste/non-recyclable bin (grey)

Catalogues - Recycling bin (green)

CDs - Working CDs can be donated to a charity shop. Broken CDs need to either go in your general waste/non-recyclable bin (grey) or taken to your local household waste recycling centre

Cellophane - General waste/non-recyclable bin (grey)

Cereal boxes - Recycling bin (green). Flatten boxes to save space in your bin

Christmas cards - Recycling bin (green)

Christmas Trees - Garden bin (brown) if signed up for the service, if not you can use the Pilgrims Hospice Christmas Tree Recycling Scheme or take to your local household waste recycling centre

Cling film - General waste/non-recyclable bin (grey)

Clothes and textiles - If in good condition take them to your local charity shop. You can also take them to the household waste recycling centre or textile banks

Coat hanger - General waste/non-recyclable bin (grey)

Coffee cups - General waste/non-recyclable bin (grey). The plastic lid can go in your recycling bin (green). Some coffee shops run coffee cup take back schemes for recycling

Coffee grounds - Food caddy or home composting

Computer/computer monitors - If it still works, selected charity shops that accept electrical items. If it doesn't work, household waste recycling centre or find where else you can recycle it local to you e.g. shops, using the recycle your electricals website

Conditioner bottle - Recycling bin (green). Please rinse to prevent contamination

Contact lens - General waste/non-recycling bin (grey)

Cooking oil - Household waste recycling centre, please don't pour cooking oil down the drain as it may cause a blockage

Corks - General waste/non-recyclable bin (grey)

Cotton buds - General waste/non-recyclable bin (grey)

Crisp packets - General waste/non-recyclable bin (grey)

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<strong>Dishwasher</strong> - Our large item collection service or the household waste and recycling centre<br /><br /><strong>Dog food</strong> - General waste/non-recyclable bin (grey)<br /><br /><strong>Disposable nappies</strong> - General waste/non-recyclable bin (grey)<br /><br /><strong>Drill</strong> - Household waste recycling centre or selected charity shops that accept electrical goods<br /><br /><strong>Drink cartons</strong> - Recycling bin (green)

+ E

Egg boxes (plastic & cardboard) - Recycling bin (green)

Egg shells - Food caddy

Electrical cable - Household waste recycling centre or find where else you can recycle them local to you e.g. shops, using the recycle your electricals website

Engine oil - Household waste recycling centre

Envelopes - Recycling bin (green)

+ F

Facial wipes - General waste/non-recyclable bin (grey)

Fire extinguishers - Household waste recycling centre

Flowers - Garden waste bin (brown) if signed up for the service

Fluorescent tubes - Household waste recycling centre

Foil (sheets, trays, takeaway containers) - Recycling bin (green). Clean foil only.

Food waste - Food caddy

Freezers - Our large item collection service or a household waste recycling centre

Fridges - Our large item collection service or a household waste recycling centre

Fruit skin/peel - Food caddy

Fruit punnet - Recycling bin (green)

Furniture - Our large item collection service or a household waste recycling centre

+ G

Gas bottles/canisters - Household waste recycling centre

Glass bottles - Recycling bin (green), rinse to prevent contamination

Glass jars - Recycling bin (green), rinse to prevent contamination

Glass - broken glass such as wine glasses or pyrex jugs should be wrapped up and put in your general waste/non-recyclable bin (grey)

Greetings cards - Recycling bin (green)

+ H

Hair - General waste/non-recyclable bin (grey)

Hairdryers - If it still works, selected charity shops which accept electrical items. If it no longer works, a household waste recycling centre, or you can find where else you can recycle it local to you e.g. shops, on the recycle your electricals website

Hair straighteners - If it still works, selected charity shops which accept electrical items. If it no longer works, a household waste recycling centre, or you can find where else you can recycle it local to you e.g. shops, on the recycle your electricals website

Hedge trimmings - Garden waste bin

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Irons - If it still works, selected charity shops which accept electrical items. If it no longer works, the household waste recycling centre, or you can find where else you can recycle it local to you e.g. shops on the recycle your electricals website

Ink cartridges - Household waste recycling centre or selected supermarkets

+ J

Jar lids - Recycling bin (green)

Jiffy bags - General waste/non-recyclable bin (grey)

Junk mail - Recycling bin (green)

Juice cartons - Recycling bin (green). Rinse to help prevent contamination and flatten cartons to save space in your bin

+ K

Kettles - If it still works, selected charity shops which accept electrical items. If it no longer works, the household waste recycling centre, or you can find where else you can recycle it local to you e.g. shops, on the recycle your electricals website

Kitchen roll - General waste/non-recyclable bin (grey), kitchen roll cardboard tubes/inners can go in the recycling bin (green)

Knives - Household waste recycling centre (take to metal container)

+ L

Large electrical items - Our large item collection service or a household waste recycling centre

Leaves - Garden waste bin (brown) if signed up for the service or a household waste and recycling centre

Light bulbs (low-energy and LEDs) - Household waste recycling centre or selected supermarkets

+ M

Magazines - Recycling bin (green)

Margarine tub - Recycling bin (green)

Mattresses/toppers - Our large item collection service or a household waste recycling centre

Meat - Food caddy

Medicines - Take your unused or out of date medicine to your local pharmacy to be disposed of correctly

Metal screw cap (e.g. from wine bottle) - Recycling bin (green)

Milk bottles - Recycling bin (green)

Milk cartons - Recycling bin (green),rinse to help prevent contamination and flatten to save space in your bin

Microwave - If it still works, selected charity shops which accept electrical items. If it no longer works, a household waste recycling centre, or you can find where else you can recycle them local to you e.g. shops, on the recycle your electricals website

Mobile phones - If it still works, selected charity shops which accept electrical items or shops. If it no longer works, a household waste recycling centre, or you can find where else you can recycle them local to you e.g. shops, on the recycle your electricals website

+ N

Nail varnish - General waste/non-recyclable bin (grey)

Nails - General waste/non-recyclable bin (grey)

Nappies (disposable) - General waste/non-recyclable bin (grey)

Needles/sharps - Syringes, needles and other sharp instruments must be put into sharps boxes and disposed of via a pharmacy or GP surgery. Do not put them in any of your bins

Newspapers - Recycling bin (green)

+ P

Padded envelopes - General waste/non-recyclable bin (grey)

Paint - Household waste recycling centre

Paper - Recycling bin (green)

Paper plates - General waste/non-recyclable bin (grey) if used and dirty, or your recycling bin (green) if clean

Pesticides - Household waste recycling centre

Pizza box - Recycling bin (green), remove any excess food that may be in the box before placing in the bin

Plants - Garden waste bin (brown)

Plastic bottles - Recycling bin (green). Rinse to prevent contamination and squash to save space in your bin

Plastic container - Recycling bin (green)

Plastic cutlery - General waste/non-recyclable bin (grey)

Plastic plant pots - General waste/non-recyclable bin

Plastics - single use - Supermarkets have collection points to take them for recycling or use your general waste/non-recyclable bin (grey)

Plastic trays - Recycling bin (green) for clear, white or light-coloured trays, rinse to prevent contamination. Black plastic trays need to go in your general waste/non-recyclable bin (grey)

Plastic tubs - Recycling bin (green), rinse to prevent contamination

Polystyrene - General waste/non-recyclable bin (grey)

Potato peelings - Food caddy

Printer and toner cartridges - Household waste recycling centre, selected supermarkets accept cartridges for recycling

Pumpkins - Food caddy

Pyrex - While pyrex ovenware is a type of glass - it has been specially treated in the manufacturing process to withstand high temperatures, which makes it non-recyclable so place it in your general waste/non-recyclable bin (grey)

+ R

Razors - General waste/non-recyclable bin (grey)

Rubber gloves - General waste/non-recyclable bin (grey)

+ S

Sanitary waste - General waste/non-recyclable bin (grey)

Saucepans - If in good condition they can be taken to your local charity shop. If not, household waste recycling centre

Sawdust – Small amounts tied up in a bag placed in your general waste/non-recyclable bin (grey)

Scrap metal - Household waste recycling centre

Sellotape - General waste/non-recyclable bin (grey)

Shampoo bottles - Recycling bin (green), rinse to prevent contamination

Shoes - If still in a good condition take to your local charity shop. You can also take to a textiles bank and a household waste recycling centre

Single use plastics - General waste/non-recyclable bin (grey)

Soil/compost - Household waste recycling centre

Straws -General waste/non-recyclable bin (grey)

Styrofoam - General waste/non-recyclable bin (grey)

Sweet tins - Recycling bin (green), metal and plastic sweet tins are accepted

+ T

Teabags - Food caddy

Telephone directory - Recycling bin (green)

Televisions - If it still works, selected charity shops which accept electrical items. If it no longer works, the household waste recycling centre, or you can find where else you can recycle it local to you e.g. shops on the recycle your electricals website

Tetrapak - General waste/non-recyclable bin (grey)

Textiles - If in good condition take to your local charity shop. You can also take to the household waste recycling centre or textile banks

Tins - Recycling bin (green)

Tissues - General waste/non-recyclable bin (grey)

Toasters - If it still works, selected charity shops which accept electrical items. If it no longer works, the household waste recycling centre, or you can find where else you can recycle it local to you e.g. shops, on the recycle your electricals website

Toilet roll tubes - Recycling bin (green)

Toothbrush - General waste/non-recyclable bin (grey) or Teracycle Colgate points 

Toothpaste tubes - General waste/non-recyclable bin (grey) or Teracycle Colgate points

Tyres - car and motorbike tyres are accepted at the household waste recycling centre at a charge of £2.50 per tyre

+ V

Vacuum cleaner - If it still works, selected charity shops which accept electrical items. If it no longer works, the household waste recycling centre, or you can find where else you can recycle it local to you e.g. shops, on the recycle your electricals website

Vegetable peelings - Food caddy or home compost

Vegetable oil - Cooking oil and fat shouldn’t be poured down sinks as it can cause blockages. Small amounts of cooking oil, fats, plate scrapings of fatty food can be placed in your food caddy

+ W

Water filters - General waste/non-recyclable bin (grey) or household waste recycling centre. Some large supermarkets have water filter disposal points

Weeds - Garden waste bin (brown)

Wet wipes - Baby wipes, cosmetic wipes, bathroom cleaning wipes and moist toilet tissues are not recyclable and are not flushable either even though some labels say they are. They should always be placed in your general waste/non-recyclable bin (grey)

Window glass - Household waste recycling centre

Wood - Household waste recycling centre

Wrapping paper - Non-foil/shiny and glitter free wrapping paper can be placed in your recycling bin (green), please remove as much sellotape as possible and ribbons and bows. If it contains glitter, foil or is shiny then it should be placed in your general waste/non-recyclable bin (grey)

+ Y

Yoghurt pots - Recycling bin (green), rinse to prevent contamination
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