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

Have your say on Nottinghamshire Recycling Centres

Each year we hold a customer satisfaction survey at all of our Recycling Centres. If you missed the chance to have your say in person, let us know what you think in our online survey.

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
Egg BoxesYes. Cardboard egg boxes can be put in the 'mixed paper and card' skip. Mixed paper and card recyclingYou can also put cardboard egg boxes into paper and card banks that district councils provide or in your recycling wheeled bin. Cardboard egg boxes...
Electrical Items - large and small appliancesYesElectrical 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Fridges and freezersYesFridge and freezer recyclingMost empty fridges and freezers (including non-commercial glass fronted fridges) are accepted at the Recycling Centres. However, commercial...

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