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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
RadiosYes Electrical recyclingSmall electrical items like radios/radio clocks can be taken to any Recycling Centre.  Some district councils also provide recycling banks...
RubbleYes, with restrictions.Hardcore and rubble recyclingThis waste is not household waste and is usually disposed of by tradespeople carrying out renovations, for which they include a charge in the cost of...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
Smoke alarmsYesElectrical recycling
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...
SyringesNo District councils provide a free home collection for syringes and other medical sharps.

Find out what you can recycle at Recyclenow

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