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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
KettlesYesElectrical recyclingSmall electrical items like kettles, coffee makers, toasters, hand mixers etc can be taken to any Recycling Centre. Some district councils also...
Kitchen unitsYes, but not recycledHousehold wasteThis 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...
KnivesYes Knives should be securely wrapped and handed to a member of staff for safe disposal.
Lawn mowersYes, scrap metal for petrol or push mowers, electrical for electrical or battery powered.Scrap metal and electrical recyclingIf your lawnmower is in working order, you could donate it to a Furniture Reuse Group.
Lids (metal) - also see Bottle tops (plastic)YesScrap metal recyclingBefore recycling glass bottles and jars, please remove the metal lids and recycle them separately. Metal lids can be placed in can banks provided by...
Light 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...
Loft insulationYes, but not recycled See Insulation.
MagazinesYesMixed paper and card recyclingYou can also put magazines in your recycling wheeled bin or into the paper banks that district councils provide but please do not put them inside...
Margarine tubYes You can also put empty clean margarine tubs in your recycling wheeled bin.
MattressesYes, but not recycledHousehold waste 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...

Find out what you can recycle at Recyclenow

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