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

Candles

Scrap candle wax and unwanted candles can be taken to the Recycled Candle Company 16 Gandy Street, EX4 3LS where they will be reused to make new candles. They can also be sent via post.

Cans

You can recycle cans in your household collection, please squash them as much as possible first.  Please click here for more information on what your district council collects.

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.  Please click here for more information on what your district council collects.

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.

Carpets

Carpets in good condition may be donated to local furniture groups.

Carrier Bags

Some district councils collect plastic bags in their household collections. Please click here for more information on what your district council collects.

Alternatively, most major supermarkets have plastic bag collections.

Click here for tips on how to reduce your use of plastic bags when shopping.

Cartons

Some local councils will collect cartons as part of the household collection.  Please click here for more information on what your district council collects.

Otherwise, cartons can be recycled at certain local Household Waste Recycling Centres.

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.

CD and DVD Players

See Electrical Items.

​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.

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 (up to 5 litres) are accepted at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.

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, clay is chargeable.

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

Consider donating unwanted clothing to support a local charity shop, textile sack collection or ‘cash for clothes’ scheme.

Some local councils will collect textiles as part of their household collection service.  Please click here for more information on what your district council collects.

Textiles can also be taken to your local textile bank or your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Coffee pod/capsule

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

Cookers

See Electrical Items.

Cooking oil

Cooking oil is accepted at your local 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 (those that are foil lined with a silver inside) are currently not recyclable and should be thrown away in your rubbish bin.   However,  Terracycle and Walkers run a crisp packet recycling scheme – more details can be found here.

Crutches

Crutches can be taken back to the hospital or health centre which provided them to you, where they will be sterilised and reused.

Alternatively, visit Devon County Council’s Community Equipment page to find other methods to reuse crutches.