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A-Z of Waste

A+

Aerosols -Place all empty aerosols such as hair spray, deodorant and air freshener in your Recycling Bin (Green)

Animal Waste - Please place this in your Household Waste 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 your local Household Recycling Centre for scrap metal

Batteries - These can be placed in a clear bag (e.g. a sandwich bag) and placed on top (of the lid) of your household waste bin for recycling. Alternatively you can take these to the household recycling centre or various supermarkets and DIY shops who have battery collection points

Bedding (duvets and pillows) - Household Recycling Centre

Bedding (Sheets, blankets, duvet covers, pillow cases) - Place in a clear bag on top of your Recycling Bin (Green) or take to a clothes/textiles bank

Bicycle Tyres - Household Recycling Centre

Bicycles - Take to a second-hand cycle shops or charity shops if in working order. Or take to your local Household Recycling Centre.

Biscuit Tins - Recycling Bin (Green). Metal and plastic biscuit tins are both accepted

Black Plastics - (such as ready meal trays) Household Waste Bin (Grey)
Bones - Food caddy

Books - Charity Shops or Recycling Centre

Bottle Tops - Recycling Bin (Green)

Bread bags - Household Waste Bin (Grey) or supermarket plastic film collection points

Bricks - Household Recycling Centre (take to the soil and rubble container)

Bubble Wrap - Household Waste Bin (Grey) or supermarket plastic film collection points

C+

Cans (Food and Drink) - Recycling Bin (Green). Please rinse to prevent contamination. Squash cans to save space in your bin

Car batteries - Household 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 Recycling Centre

Carpets - Household Recycling Centre

Carrier Bags - Household Waste Bin (Grey) or carrier bag collections at selected supermarkets

Cartons (such as Tetrapak) - Recycling Bin (Green). Please rinse to help prevent contamination. Flatten cartons to save space in your bin.

Cat food - Household Waste Bin (Grey)

Cat food pouches - Household Waste Bin (Grey)

Cat litter - Household Waste Bin (Grey)

Catalogues - Recycling Bin (Green)

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

Cellophane - Household Waste 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 service) or alternatively you can use the Pilgrims Hospice Scheme or take to the Household Recycling Centre

Cling Film - Household Waste Bin (Grey)

Clothes and textiles - Place in a clear bag on top of your recycling bin. Alternatively you can use the Household Recycling Centre or textile banks

Coat Hanger - Household Waste Bin (Grey)

Coffee Cups - Household Waste Bin (Grey). Some coffee shops accept cups back for recycling. The plastic lid can go in your Recycling Bin (Green).

Coffee Grounds - Food caddy or home composting

Computer/Computer Monitors - Household Recycling Centre

Conditioner Bottle - Recycling Bin (Green). Please rinse to prevent contamination.

Contact Lens - Household Waste Bin (Grey)

Cooking Oil - Take to your local Household Recycling Centre. Please don’t pour cooking oil down the drain as it may cause a blockage.

Corks - Household Waste Bin (Grey)

Cotton buds - Household Waste Bin (Grey)

Crisp packets - Household Waste Bin (Grey)

D+

Dishwasher - Household Recycling Centre. You can also use our bulky waste collection service

Dog food - Household Waste Bin (Grey)

E+

Egg Boxes (Plastic & Cardboard) - Recycling Bin (Green)

Egg Shells - Food caddy

Electrical Cable - Household Recycling Centre

Engine Oil - Household Recycling Centre

Envelopes - Recycling Bin (Green)

F+

Facial wipes - Household Waste Bin (Grey)

Fire Extinguishers - Household Recycling Centre

Flowers - Garden Bin (Brown) (if signed up for the service).

Fluorescent Tubes - Household Recycling Centre

Foil (sheets, trays, takeaway containers) - Recycling Bin (Green). Clean foil only please.

Food waste - Food caddy

Freezers - Household Recycling Centre. You can also use our bulky waste collection service

Fridges - Household Recycling Centre. You can also use our bulky waste collection service

Fruit Skin/Peel - Food caddy

Fruit Punnet - Recycling Bin (Green)

Furniture - Household Recycling Centre. You can also use our bulky waste collection service

G+

Gas bottles/Canisters - Household Recycling Centre

Glass Bottles - Recycling Bin (Green). Please rinse to prevent contamination

Glass Jars - Recycling Bin (Green). Please rinse to prevent contamination

Greetings Cards - Recycling Bin (Green)

H+

Hair - Household Waste Bin (Grey)

Hairdryers - Household recycling centre, selected charity shops that accept electrical goods or alternatively you can place small electronic items in a clear bag on top (of the lid) of your household waste bin for recycling

Hedge Trimmings - Garden Bin (Brown)

I+

Irons - Household recycling centre, selected charity shops that accept electrical goods or alternatively you can place small electronic items in a clear bag on top (of the lid) of your household waste bin for recycling

Ink Cartridges - Household Recycling Centre or selected supermarkets 

J+

Jar Lids - Recycling Bin (Green)

Jiffy Bags - Household Waste Bin (Grey)

Junk Mail - Recycling Bin (Green)

Juice Cartons - Recycling Bin (Green). Please rinse to help prevent contamination. Flatten cartons to save space in your bin.

K+

Kettles - Household recycling centre, selected charity shops that accept electrical goods or alternatively you can place small electronic items in a clear bag on top (of the lid) of your household waste bin for recycling

Kitchen Roll - Recycling Bin (Green) (kitchen roll tubes/inners can also go in the recycling bin)

Knives - Household Recycling Centre (take to metal container)

L+

Large Electrical Items - Household Recycling Centre. You can also use our bulky waste collection service

Leaves - Garden Bin (Brown) (if signed up for the service) or your local Household Recycling Centre

Light Bulbs (Low-energy and LEDs) - Household Recycling Centre or selected supermarkets

M+

Magazines - Recycling Bin (Green)

Margarine Tub - Recycling Bin (Green)

Mattresses/Toppers - Household Recycling Centre. You can also use our bulky waste collection service

Meat - Food caddy

Medicines - Please 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). Please rinse to help prevent contamination. Flatten cartons to save space in your bin.

Mobile Phones - Household recycling centre, selected charity shops that accept electrical goods, high street stores such as CEX or Carphone Warehouse or alternatively you can place small electronic items in a clear bag on top (of the lid) of your household waste bin for recycling

N+

Nail Varnish - Household Waste Bin (Grey)

Nails - Household Waste Bin (Grey)

Nappies (Disposable) - Household Waste 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 your bin.

Newspapers - Recycling Bin (Green)

P+

Padded Envelopes - Household Waste Bin (Grey)

Paint - Household Recycling Centre

Paper - Recycling Bin (Green)

Paper Plates - Please put in your Household Waste Bin (Grey) if used and dirty, or your recycling bin if clean

Pesticides - Household Recycling Centre

Pizza Box - Recycling Bin (Green). Please remove any excess food that may be in the box before placing in the bin

Plants - Garden Bin (Brown)

Plastic Bottles - Recycling Bin (Green). Please rinse to prevent contamination. Squash bottles to save space in your bin.

Plastic Container - Recycling Bin (Green)

Plastic Cutlery - Household Waste Bin (Grey).

Plastic Trays - Recycling Bin (green) for clear, white or light-coloured trays. Black plastic trays need to go in the household waste bin (grey). Please rinse to prevent contamination

Plastic Tubs - Recycling Bin (Green). Please rinse to prevent contamination

Polystyrene - Household Waste Bin (Grey)

Potato Peelings - Food caddy

Printer and Toner Cartridges - Household Recycling Centre. Also selected supermarkets accept cartridges for recycling

Pumpkins - Food caddy

R+

Razors - Household Waste Bin (Grey)

Rubber Gloves - Household Waste Bin (Grey)

S+

Sanitary Waste - Household Waste Bin (Grey)

Saucepans - Household Recycling Centre. Pans in good condition can be taken to your local charity shop.

Scrap Metal - Household Recycling Centre

Sellotape - Household Waste Bin (Grey)

Shampoo Bottles - Recycling Bin (Green). Please rinse to prevent contamination.

Shoes - Put in a clear bag on top of your recycling bin. Alternatively take to a textiles bank or your local Household Recycling Centre.

Soil/Compost - Household Recycling Centre

Straws - Household Waste Bin (Grey)

Styrofoam - Household Waste Bin (Grey)

Sweet Tins - Recycling Bin (Green). Metal and plastic sweet tins are accepted.

T+

Teabags - Food caddy

Telephone Directory - Recycling Bin (Green)

Televisions - Household Recycling Centre. Some charity shops also accept TVs.

Tins - Recycling Bin (Green)

Tissues - Household Waste Bin (Grey)

Toasters - Household recycling centre, selected charity shops that accept electrical goods or alternatively you can place small electronic items in a clear bag on top (of the lid) of your household waste bin for recycling

Toilet Roll Tubes - Recycling Bin (Green)

Toothbrush - Green refuse bin

Toothpaste Tubes - Household Waste Bin (Grey)

Tyres - car and motorbike tyres are accepted at your local Household Recycling Centre at a charge of £2.50 per tyre

W+

Weeds - Garden Bin (Brown)

Window Glass - Household Recycling Centre

Wood - Household Recycling Centre

Wrapping Paper (Plain) - Recycling Bin (Green)

Wrapping Paper (Non-plain) – wrapping paper that is embellished with glitter, foil, batteries etc. please place in your Household Waste Bin (Grey)

V+

Vegetable Peelings - Food caddy

Y+

Yoghurt Pots - Recycling Bin (Green). Please rinse to prevent contamination

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