Some Furniture Reuse groups accept clean/good condition mattresses click here to find your local group and check with them before visiting.
Mattresses can be taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre . Unfortunately due to the mix of materials within a mattress they cannot be recycled but may be suitable for reuse and resale in the shop if they are clean and in good condition. Please check with a member of staff on site. Duvet covers, pillow cases, sheets and blankets can be put in the textiles container to be recycled.
Some district councils can collect some metals including; tins and cans, aerosols, and foil in their kerbisde collection; click here for more info. Alternatively they will be accepted at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre
All other types of metal will be accepted at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.
Surplus medicines can be donated to Intercare, who will send them overseas to Africa.
There are many charitable organisations who accept mobile phones for reuse or recycling - search online.
Alternatively some companies will will exchange your old mobile phone for cash, you can find out more by searching online.
If you have purchased a new mobile phone from a shop please ask about the disposal of your old one as retailers are required to offer this service.
Mobile phones can be taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre and will go into the electrical container.
Medical equipment such as walking aids, crutches, zimmer frames can be returned to the Daily Independent Living Integrated Service.
Mobility scooters that are working can be advertised on sites such as Gumtree, Preloved, Freegle or Freecycle. They can also be donated to a organisation such as stairlift recycling, who will refurbish unwanted mobility scooters.