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

Fabrics

Fabrics that are in a good condition can be donated to your local charity shop or scrapstore.

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

Fabrics can also be taken to your local Textile Bank or your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Fibreboard (MDF)

This is acceptable at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre providing it is from your own household and is not commercial.

Fire Extinguishers

A maximum of 2 are acceptable at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre, providing they have come from your home. Find out more under ‘Gas Bottles’.

Flat Glass

Flat glass is accepted at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre. Please note, that if the flat glass has a UPVC frame then it will be chargeable.

Fluorescent Tubes

Fluorescent tubes are accepted at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre. Please note that there is a limit of 5 tubes in any 6 month period.

Foil (aluminium)

Some district councils can collect aluminium foil in their kerbside collections.  Please click here for more information on what your district council collects.

You can take foil to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre, where it can be recycled.

Food blender/mixer

See ‘Electrical Items’

Food and Drinks Cartons

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

Otherwise, you can find a locator of carton recycling points on the Tetra Pak website here or they can be recycled at certain Household Waste Recycling Centres.

Food Waste

For some tips and recipe ideas to help reduce food waste, and save you money, click here.

Home composting is a good way to turn food and garden waste into nutrient rich compost.

Some local councils will recycle food waste as part of the household collection service.  Please click here for more information on what your district council collects.

Fridges and freezers

Fridges/freezers are classified as WEEE waste and are accepted at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.  Commercial fridges/freezers are not accepted as well as units from caravans/motorhomes/boats

Furniture

Please consider reusing old furniture by posting on sites such as Preloved, Freegle or donating to a charity shop. It can also be donated locally to charities such as Proper Job to sell or Turntable who rehome them for those in need.

Furniture is accepted at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.  Bulky collection services may also be available from your district council, though they may be chargeable. Please click here for more information on what your district council collects.