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

Saucepans

If the saucepans are in a reusable condition, consider donating them to a local charity shop.

Alternatively, your local Household Waste Recycling Centre will accept them for metal recycling.

School Uniforms

Before recycling old school uniforms, ask if the school has a take back scheme.

Click here for some tips on getting the most out of school uniforms.

Alternatively they can be recycled at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre or recycling banks.

Scissors

Due to safety, scissors cannot be recycled/disposed of via a kerbside collection.

If the scissors are dull, have a look online to see how you can sharpen them yourself or contact your local DIY/hardware shop for help/advice.

If the scissors are broken, find your nearest Repair Café here to get them repaired.

If the scissors are usable but unwanted, could they be passed to family or friends or via Freegle, Freecycle, Preloved, Gumtree or another reuse site?

Alternatively, scissors can be taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.  Please wrap the scissors in newspaper and give them to member of staff.

Sideboards

See ‘Furniture’.

Smoke Alarms

Please do not put smoke alarms in your residual waste bin, as they should not go to energy from waste plants.

See ‘Electrical Items’

Sofas/Settees

See ‘Furniture’.

Soil

Soil can be taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre. Please note, soil is chargeable.

Shampoo Bottles

See ‘Plastic Bottles’.

Shoes

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

Otherwise, shoes can be taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.

If the shoes are wearable please consider donating them to a charity shop.

Spectacles

You can donate your old spectacles to a charity shop.

Many opticians will also collect your old spectacles.

Stereos

See ‘Electrical Items’.

Stools

See ‘Furniture’.

Sweet Tins

Unwanted sweet tins can make great storage boxes or sewing/ first aid kits.  For ideas on how to reuse sweet tins please click here.

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

Sweet tins are also accepted at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.