Recycle Devon

Other things to recycle

In this section

What is it?

Can it be recycled?

Where can I recycle it?

What is it?

Once we have cut out things we don’t really need (reduce), reused what ever we can, recycled all the easy stuff; the next challenge is to find a way of recycling anything left over.


One of the biggest barriers to recycling even more, is recycling companies getting enough of the same type of stuff in the right place at the right time. Once those three issues are sorted, companies line up to recycle it!


Can it be recycled?


It depends on what it is.


From this website we already know that Devon’s main recycling centres will recycle;


Paper
                             Glass
Tins and cans
                 Plastic
Clothes
                         Electrical
Batteries
                       Garden waste

Main Recycling Centres may also recycle;


Cardboard

Other textiles
Books
Tetrapaks
Spectacles
Inc cartridges
Cooking oil
Metals
Wood
Plastic window frames
Plasterboard
Foil
Vehicle Oil
Gas bottles
Light bulbs and fluorescent tubes
Tyres
Soil and rubble
Old chemicals

For further information about what your local Recycling Centre will recycle
click here.

Local Councils, charities and
other groups also recycle a huge range of materials so you may need to do a bit of research to find a place to recycle what you have.

Where can I recycle it?


If you still cannot find a place to recycle what you have, you could always contact the company who makes the thing in the first place.


If you want to search by material type,
try this A-Z search.

This website is intended to provide a broad introduction to waste management in Devon, if it doesn’t answer all your waste questions, please contact us via the ‘Ask a question’ page on this site and we will do our best to answer it.