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