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

Cans
You can recycle cans in your household collection, please squash them as much as possible first. You can also take them to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Carbon Monoxide Smoke Alarm
This can be taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre, where it will be recycled in the small electricals area.

Cardboard
Most local councils will collect cardboard as part of their household collection; click here for more info. Otherwise, cardboard can be recycled at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Car batteries
Car batteries can be taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre. Can also be taken to a local scrapyard, find your nearest by clicking here.

Carpets
Carpets can be taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre. Most types of carpet can be recycled.

Carrier Bags
Some district councils collect plastic bags in their household collections; click here for more info. Alternatively, most major supermarkets have plastic bag collections.For more information on how to reduce the amount of carrier bags you use, have a look here.

Cartons
Some local councils will collect cartons as part of the household collection service; click here for more info. Otherwise, you can find a locator of carton recycling points here or they can be recycled at certain Recycling Centres. Click here to find your nearest Recycling Centre to see if they can be recycled.

Cassette Players
See 'Electrical Items'.

Cat Litter
See animal bedding.

CDs and DVDs
Unwanted disks can be reused to make DIY bird deterrents or can be cut up to make mosaics to decorate plant pots, picture frames or mirrors. You could also try selling them online to generate cash - Simply search the Internet with "sell CDs". Unwanted CDs can also be taken to a charity shop.

CDs and DVD Players
See Electrical Items.

CD cases
CD cases can be recycled at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.

​Cement Mixers
​Providing it has come from your own home, it is acceptable at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre. You may be asked to fill in a form to confirm this has come from your property.

Chairs
See 'Furniture Items'

Charity Shop Waste
Household waste from these premises is acceptable at Recycling Centres, however, a waiver of tipping authorisation must be arranged prior to disposal (contact Waste Management (01392 381455) or e-mail waste@devon.gov.uk

Chemicals
Small quantities of household chemicals are accepted at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre. Please note; there is a 5 litre limit on chemicals in any 12 month period.

Chest Freezers
See 'Electrical Items'.

Chest of Drawers
See 'Furniture'.

China and crockery
China and Crockery is accepted at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre

Chipboard
For example old kitchen units. This can be recycled at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre. It is classed as DIY waste and is limited to 0.5 tonne in any 6 month period.

Christmas Cards
See 'Greetings Cards'

Clay
Clay is classed as 'soil and rubble' and is accepted at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre. Please note these items are chargeable, click here for more details.

Clinical Waste
All local authorities offer a clinical waste collection. Please contact your local authority to arrange this.
No Clinical waste is accepted at Recycling Centres and it should not be put into your usual household collection.

Clothing
See 'Textiles & Clothing'.

Coffee pods/ capsules
Single use drinks capsules are not widely recyclable. However they can be sent to a company called Terracycle.

Cookers
See 'Electrical Items'.

Cooking oil
Cooking Oil is accepted at your Household Waste Recycling Centre, providing it has come from your house and is not commercial.

Computers, printers and monitors
See 'Electrical Items'.

Corks
Corks can be taken to your local scrapstore. Many art and craft activities also use corks, have a look here for some ideas.

Cotton Wool
Cotton wool is not recyclable and should be placed in your rubbish bin. Do not try to flush away cotton wool - it expands when placed in water and can cause blockages.

Crisp packets
Crisp packets are currently not recyclable and should be thrown away in your rubbish bin.