Use the A to Z menu above to find out what extra items you can reuse or recycle.
Both water based and oil based paint can be taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre. Please note there is a limit of 5 litres in a 12 month period on oil based paint. Alternatively, donate the paint to The Community Repaint Project, who accept part used or unused tins of paint for reuse and community projects.
Household quantities are accepted at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre. Please make sure the material is in a secure container and clearly labelled. Please do not pour this down the drain and do not place into your ordinary household rubbish.
Once rinsed, plant pots can be taken to your nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre. Some garden centres also have a return scheme, or try donating on free websites like Freegle or Gumtree.
The Refill Devon Scheme allows you to fill up your reusable water bottle for free at participating establishments, reducing plastic bottle waste. Most district councils collect plastic bottles in their household collections; click here for more info. All types of plastic can be taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.
Some district councils collect plastic packaging in their household collections; click here for more info. Alternatively, most major supermarkets have plastic bag collections. Find out more about carrier bag alternatives here.
Polystyrene can not be recycled. Please break up and dispose of in your black residual waste bin. If the polystyrene is part of the packaging of electrical appliances, you can ask at the time the appliance is delivered if the company can take back the packaging. If you have a lot of it, please spread out over multiple collections or take to your local recycling centre.
Some district councils will collect printer cartridges as part of the household collection, click here for more info. Alternatively, The Recycling Factory will accept your unwanted cartridges for recycling.
See ‘Electrical Items’.