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A-Z of how to recycle or dispose of your household waste

There are a whole host of items that can be recycled or disposed of at our Recycling centres. In many cases small amounts can be recycled by the collections from your home or at local recycling banks.

There are also some items that cannot be taken to the recycling centres, but needs specialist disposal, such as asbestos.

ItemAccepted at recycling centre?Look forFurther details
TelevisionsYesElectrical recyclingThere is a separate container for televisions at the Recycling Centres.
TelephonesYesElectrical recyclingSome district councils provide recycling banks for small household electrical items. Mobile phones can also be donated to charity. Mobile phones...
SyringesNo District councils provide a free home collection for syringes and other medical sharps.
SoilYesGarden waste, hardcore and rubble recyclingSmall amounts e.g. soil attached to plant roots or turf can be placed in the garden waste skip. Small amounts can also be placed in your garden waste...
Smoke alarmsYesElectrical recycling
Shredded paperYesMixed paper and card recyclingDo not put shredded paper in your recycling wheeled bin as the small pieces often fall through the machinery used to sort recyclables. Shredded paper...
Shoes/bootsYesMixed textilesShoes, boots and trainers etc. from Recycling Centres are sent on for reuse if in good condition. If they are not suitable for reuse, they can be...
ShedsYes, wood and timber for wooden sheds, scrap metal for metal sheds.Wood, timber and scrap metal recycling Please note: a permit system is in operation for household waste taken to Recycling Centres in a van, pick-up, car-towed trailer or sign...
Sharp objects - also see SyringesYes Knives and other sharp objects should be securely wrapped and handed to a member of staff at the Recycling Centre for safe disposal.
Scrap metal - also see MetalYesScrap metal recyclingAny metal items can be taken to the Recycling Centres but only aluminium or steel cans and tins should be placed in your recycling wheeled bin. Your...

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