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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
Furniture - gardenYesWood, 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 written...
FurnitureYes 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 written...
Fridges and freezersYesFridge and freezer recyclingMost empty fridges and freezers (including non-commercial glass fronted fridges) are accepted at the Recycling Centres. However, commercial...
FoodYes, but not recycledHousehold wasteTry to keep food waste to a minimum by only buying and cooking what you need. More ideas for portion sizing and using up leftovers can be found at...
Foil including aluminium food traysYes Scrap metal recyclingFoil and aluminium food trays should not be placed in your recycling wheeled bin. Some district councils provide metal banks where you can recycle...
Fluorescent light tubes/bulbsYesFluorescent tube recyclingPlease do not put fluorescent tubes or energy saving bulbs in your waste wheeled bin as they contain components or chemicals that need specialist...
FireworksNo, as they contain explosives. Try to use all your fireworks at your event as they are not safe to store. Please contact the shop/retailer to find out how to return or dispose of...
Fire ExtinguishersYes, with restrictionsRecycling gas bottles and fire extinguishersEmpty fire extinguishers should be returned to the shop/retailer from where they were bought. Fire extinguishers that cannot be returned to the...
FencesYesWood and timber 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 written...
Engine OilYesUsed engine oil recyclingOnce you have poured your used engine oil into the container at the Recycling Centre, you can also place your empty bottle in the household...

Find out what you can recycle at Recyclenow

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