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Use the A to Z menu above to find out what extra items you can reuse or recycle.
 
Bathroom Suites

Bathroom Suites can be taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre providing any renovations have been done yourself. Please note these items are chargeable, click here for more details.

Bath Towels

Bath towels can be donated in a charity bag collection scheme or a cash for clothes scheme. You could also consider cutting them and reusing them as cleaning cloths/rags. They are also accepted at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Battery Acid
Battery acid is acceptable at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre. It needs to be in a secure container and labeled. Please hand it over to a member of site staff who will secure it in the hazardous waste container.

Batteries (car)

Car batteries can be taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Batteries (domestic)

Some local councils will collect these as part of the Household Waste collection service; click here for more info. They are also accepted at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre. Alternatively, you can use the BatteryCan finder to locate your nearest battery recycling point.

Beds

Unwanted beds can be donated to furniture groups/ charities, or advertised on  Gumtree, Preloved, Freegle, Freecycle, social media buy/sell sites or in your local shop.  They can also be taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Bedding and duvets

Duvets and bedding can be taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre, however they cannot be recycled and will need to be put in the general waste container. Duvet covers, pillow cases, sheets and blankets can be put in the textiles container to be recycled.

Bikes

Bikes are accepted at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre, and will either be placed in the reuse shop or recycled depending on the condition.

Consider donating your bike to a reuse company before taking it to the recycling Centre. Click here for some great bike reuse and repair locations.

Birthday Cards

See Greetings Cards

Biscuit and Sweet Tins

Unwanted biscuit and sweet tins can make great storage boxes or sewing/ first aid kits; have a look here for more reuse ideas. Some local councils will collect these as part of the Household Waste collection service; click here for more info. They are also accepted at your local Household Waste Recycling centre.

Boilers

​Will be accepted at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre, providing it has not been removed by a builder or trade person.

Books

Some local councils will collect these as part of the household collection service; click here for more info. Books can be recycled at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Alternatively please donate books in good condition to a charity shop.

Bottle Tops

Some local councils will collect these as part of the Household Waste collection service; click here for more info. Alternatively, some scrapstores may take them, click here to find your nearest scrapstore. They are also accepted at your local Household Waste Recycling centre.

Bottles and Jars (glass)

Most local councils will collect glass bottles and jars as part of the household collection service; click here for more info.

Alternatively there are glass banks located across the county, or they are acceptable at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre

Branches
Most local councils will collect reasonable sized branches in their household waste garden collection, (Note: this may be chargeable). Alternativley, branches which are no thicker than 25cm (10'') can be taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Bras
 
Bricks
Bricks can be taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre providing any renovations have been done yourself. Please note these items are chargeable, click here for more details.
 
Bubblewrap

Reuse bubblewrap where you can by using it to protect breakables, plant pots in winter or even to keep your wormery warm if you have one! You could also donate it to a friend, or, if you have large quantities, you could try advertising it on a site such as Preloved, Freegle, Freecycle or Gumtree

Buttons

It's good to keep hold of buttons as you never know when you might need them. Alternatively, buttons can be donated to your local charity shop or Scrapstore.