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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 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. Have a look here for some tips on getting the most out of school uniforms. Alternatively they can be recycled at your local Recycling Centre or Recycling Banks.
 
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 that soil is chargeable, click here for more details.

Soil and Rubble

Soil and rubble can be taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre. Please note it is chargeable, click here for more details.

Shampoo Bottles

See 'Plastic Bottles'.

Shoes

Some local councils will collect shoes as part of their household collection; click here for more info. Otherwise, shoes can be taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre or a textile bank. If the shoes are wearable please consider donating them to a charity shop.

Spectacles

You can donate your old spectacles to a charity shop or to a charity such as vision aid overseas. Many opticians will also collect your old spectacles. They can also be taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Stereos

See 'Electrical Items'.

Stools

See 'Furniture'.

Sweet Tins
Unwanted sweet tins can make great storage boxes or sewing/ first aid kits; have a look here for more reuse ideas. Some local councils will collect these as part of the Household Waste collection service; click here for more info. They are also accepted at your local Household Waste Recycling centre.