Use the A to Z menu above to find out what extra items you can reuse or recycle.
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; click here for more info. Fabrics can also be taken to your local Textile Bank or Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC).
This is acceptable at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre providing it is from your own household and is not commercial.
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 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 click here for more details.
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.
Some district councils can collect aluminium foil in their kerbside collections; click here for more info. You can take foil to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre, where it can be recycled.
See ‘Electrical Items’
Food and Drinks 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.
If you find that you are producing a lot of food waste, have a look here for some tips and recipe ideas to reduce this as well as save you money. 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; click here for more info.
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
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. Contact your council for more information or look on their Website.