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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
Oil - cookingYesCooking oil recyclingCooking oil from householders is accepted at all Recycling Centres and is used to create 'green' electricity. Cooking oil from commercial properties...
Oil - engine oilYes, with restrictionsUsed engine oil recyclingThis service is for householders who have changed their own engine oil. Once you have poured your used engine oil into the container on site, you can...
PaintYes, but only at Beeston, Calverton, Newark and Warsop Paint recyclingA Community RePaint Nottinghamshire scheme operates at Beeston, Calverton, Newark and Warsop Recycling Centres. Unwanted tins of paint are sorted...
Paper - also see Shredded paperYesMixed paper and card recyclingYou can also put dry paper into your recycling wheeled bin but do not put paper into carrier bags before putting it into your recycling wheeled...
Petrol carriersYes, but not recycledHousehold wastePlease make sure they are empty and hand them to a member of staff. Unwanted petrol is not accepted at any Recycling Centre although car repair...
Plant potsYes, but not recycledHousehold wasteTry to reuse plant pots where possible or choose biodegradable versions. Some garden centres offer a free plastic plant pot recycling service and...
PlasterboardYes, but not at Mansfield.Plasterboard recyclingThis waste is not considered to be household waste and is usually disposed of by tradespeople carrying out renovations, for which they include a...
Plastic bottlesYesPlastic bottlesYou can also put empty plastic bottles in your recycling wheeled bin.  Plastic bottle tops are often made from a different type or colour of...
PolystyreneYes, but not recycledHousehold waste 
RadiatorsYes, with restrictions Scrap metal 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...

Find out what you can recycle at Recyclenow

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