Tips for recycling and disposing of your waste & unwanted items.

A

Acids

  • acids are hazardous waste
  • view our hazardous waste page for more information
  • do not pour them down the drain
  1. Hazardous waste

Aerosols (aluminium and steel)

  • aerosols should be completely empty before being discarded
  • never attempt to puncture, crush or burn aerosol cans
  1. Blue Bin
  2. HWRC

Aluminium cans and  foil

  • put clean foil in your blue bin (foil contaminated with food goes in your black bin)
  • put aluminium cans in you blue bin
  1. Blue bin
  2. HWRC

Animal Faeces (droppings)

  • should be securely double bagged and put in your black bin or taken to a Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  1. Black Bin
  2. HWRC

Antifreeze

  • is a hazardous waste and is not collected at kerbside or accepted at any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  • view our hazardous waste page for more information
  • do not pour down the drain
  1. Hazardous waste

Asbestos

Ashes

  • put cold ashes in your black bin or take to a Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  1. Black Bin
  2. HWRC

B

Batteries

  • take household batteries back to the shop you bought them from
  • take car batteries to a Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  • buy rechargeable batteries
  1. HWRC

Bedding /blankets (not including quilts/duvets and pillows)

  • donate clean items to your local charity shop or voluntary organisation
  • put in a textile bank
  1. HWRC

Beds

  • if a bed base / frame is suitable for reuse, eg: no tears ,stains or scratches, use our bulky collection reusable items service to have it collected
  • if not suitable for reuse use our bulky collection disposable items service to have it collected or take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  • Please note - divan bed bases must display a 'Fire Label' without which they are not suitable for reuse
  • mattresses are not suitable for reuse and can be disposed of by using our bulky collection disposable items service or can be taken to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  1. HWRC

Blister packs

  • put in your black bin
  1. Black Bin

Bleach bottles

  • put in your blue bin (after rinsing out)
  1. Blue Bin

Books

  • take to a charity or second hand bookshop, book banks or give to a friend
  • take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) and put into the media bank
  1. paper magazines newspaper catalogues brochures
  2. HWRC

Bubble wrap

  • reuse to pack items you may need to send in the post
  • put in your black bin
  • take to a HWRC
  1. Black Bin
  2. HWRC

Bulky items

C

Cans and tins

  • put in your blue bin or take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  1. Blue Bin
  2. HWRC

Car Batteries

  • take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  1. HWRC

 Caravans

  • take to a scrap merchant to be recycled

Cardboard

  • thin and corrugated cardboard can be put in your blue bin
  • any cardboard contaminated with food waste, such as takeaway pizza boxes,put in you black bin
  • take to any HWRC
  1. Blue BIn
  2. Black Bin
  3. HWRC

Cards

  • put in your blue bin - we cannot accept cards with glitter, ribbons attached
  1. Blue Bin
  2. Black Bin
  3. HWRC

Car parts

  • take to a scrap merchant
  • car parts are not accepted at the Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) irrespective of what they are made from

Carpets

  • take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 

Carrier bags

  • buy a ‘bag for life’ - they last longer - when this bag reaches the end of its life the store will replace the bag and the old one can be recycled
  • use to present small electrical items for collection with your blue bin
  • plastic carriers bags can be recycled at any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  1. Black Bin
  2. HWRC

Cassette tapes

  • put in your black bin or take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  1. black bin
  2. HWRC

Catalogues and brochures

  • put in your blue bin
  • take to a Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  1. Blue Bin
  2. HWRC

Ceramic ornaments

  • donate to a charity shop
  • take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  1. HWRC

CDs

  • give to friends, family or charity shop
  • take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) and put into the media bank
  1. HWRC

Chemicals

  • chemicals are hazardous waste
  • view our hazardous waste page for more information
  • do not pour them down the drain
  1. Hazardous waste

Christmas trees - real and artificial

  • take it to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  • you can also put real trees in to your green bin - as long as the size of the trunk is smaller than an adult wrist size.
  1. HWRC
  2. Green Bin

Cookers

  1. HWRC

Clothing

  • take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) and put in a textile bank
  • donate to your local charity shop
  1. HWRC

Coat hangers

  • donate to a charity shop or pass them on to family or friends
  • put in your black bin
  • take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  1. Black Bin
  2. HWRC

Coffee Cups (disposable)

  • put in your black bin
  1. Black Bin

Comics

  • put in in your blue bin
  • take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  1. Blue Bin
  2. HWRC

Composting

Computers

  • if it works - see if a family member or a friend can make use of it
  • take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) - please ensure all personal data has been wiped and the device restored to factory settings
  1. HWRC

Computer monitors

  • if it works - see if a family member or friend can make use of it
  • take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) and put in or outside the TV container
  1. HWRC

Construction & Demolition Waste (bricks, rubble, building materials, loft insulation)

  • 5x25kg bags, 5 items or a mixture to a total of 5, from small internal DIY projects carried out by the resident can be taken to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) once a week. All visits will be closely monitored.
  • no loose waste will be accepted
  • for large amounts you should make other arrangements for disposal eg: hire a skip/skip bag, take to a private, licensed disposal facility
  • commercial waste is NOT accepted at the Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) 
  1. HWRC

Cooking oil

  • small quantities of cooking oil can be taken to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  • pouring oil down the drain is illegal and is harmful to the environment - if it reaches rivers and streams it causes pollution and kills local wildlife
  1. HWRC

Commercial waste and recycling

  • view our commercial waste and recycling page or consult your local telephone directory for companies accepting commercial waste
  • commercial waste is NOT accepted at the Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) 

Crisp packets

  • put in your black bin
  1. Black Bin

Crockery (cups, saucers, plates)

  • see if a family member or friend can make use of them
  • donate to a local charity shop
  • take to an Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  1. HWRC

CRTs - cathode ray tubes

  • are hazardous waste
  • take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  1. HWRC
  2. Hazardous Waste

D

Dead animals

  • please call customer services on 01302 736000 who may arrange for it to be collected

Dishwashers

  • use our bulky collection disposable items service to have it collected or take to a Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  • take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  1. HWRC

Diesel

  • diesel is hazardous waste and must not be poured down the drain, put in your black bin or taken to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  • view our hazardous waste page for information on our hazardous waste collection service
  1. Hazardous waste

Do-It-Yourself type waste (eg tiles, doors, bathroom suites, fitted kitchens/wardrobes)

  • 5x25kg bags, 5 items or a mixture to a total of 5, from small internal DIY projects carried out by the resident can be taken to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) once a week. All visits will be closely monitored.
  • no loose waste will be accepted
  • for large amounts you should make other arrangements for disposal eg: hire a skip/skip bag, take to a private, licensed disposal facility
  • commercial waste is NOT accepted at the Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) 
  1. HWRC

DVDs

  • give to friends, family or a charity shop
  • take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) and put into the media bank
  1. HWRC

E

Egg boxes - cardboard

  • put in your blue bin
  1. Blue Bin
  2. HWRC

Energy saving light bulbs

  • do NOT put in your black bin
  • take to a Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  1. HWRC

Engines

  • old engines, drained of oil, can be taken to a scrap merchant
  • engines / car parts are NOT accepted at the Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) 

Engine oil

  • engine oil can be taken to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  • engine oil should be presented at the Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) in no more than 10 litre containers due to the weight and the lifting required to pour the oil into the collection tank
  • to ensure capacity is available to all residents for as long as possible only 25 litres of engine oils can be deposited at any time
  • refer to manufacturers instructions for the disposal of empty oil containers
  • engine oil is illegal to burn or dispose of down a drain
  1. HWRC

Envelopes

  • put in your blue bin with the exception of padded envelopes which go in your black bin
  1. Blue Bin
  2. Black Bin
  3. HWRC

F

Fire extinguishers

Discharged fire extinguishers can be accepted any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) however the following points must be noted:

  • only small fire extinguishers (up to 1kg) for home/vehicle and/or caravan use can be accepted. Larger size fire extinguishers will be deemed to be from a commercial setting
  • all empty extinguishers must have their handles taped together
  • CO2 extinguishers require a blanking cap if a swivel horn is not attached
  • extensively corroded extinguishers will not be accepted
  1. HWRC

Fireworks

  • please try to use all your fireworks at your event
  • spent fireworks should be submerged under water overnight then bagged up and put in your black bin or taken to a Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  1. Black Bin
  2. HWRC

 Flower pots (plastic or ceramic)

  • take them to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  • put in your black bin
  1. HWRC
  2. Black Bin

Fluorescent tubes

  • are hazardous waste
  • take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  1. HWRC
  2. Hazardous waste

Foil

  • put clean foil in your blue bin (foil contaminated with food goes in your black bin)
  1. Blue Bin
  2. Black Bin

Footwear

  • take to a charity shop
  • take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) and put into a textile bank
  1. HWRC

Freezers

  • use our bulky collection disposable items service to have it collected or take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  • PLEASE NOTE: if the freezer can be deemed to be commercial in nature, you will only be allowed to dispose of it at any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) if you are prepared to complete a Household Waste Declaration to state it is from your domestic residence and show proof of your residency in Doncaster. (without which the Council is unable to have such items removed from site).
  1. HWRC

Fridges

  • use our bulky collection disposable items service to have it collected or take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  • PLEASE NOTE: if the fridge can be deemed to be commercial in nature, you will only be allowed to dispose of it at any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) if you are prepared to complete a Household Waste Declaration to state it is from your domestic residence and show proof of your residency in Doncaster. (without which the Council is unable to have such items removed from site).
  • ammonia fridges are not accepted at any of the Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) - please arrange disposal with an appropriately licensed disposal outlet
  1. HWRC

Fridge freezers

  • use our bulky collection disposable items service to have it collected or take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  • PLEASE NOTE: if the fridge freezer can be deemed to be commercial in nature, you will only be allowed to dispose of it at the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) if you are prepared to complete a Household Waste Declaration to state it is from your domestic residence and show proof of your residency in Doncaster. (without which the Council is unable to have such items removed from site).
  1. HWRC

Furniture - non-upholstered (eg dining tables, book cases, wardrobes)

  • the council works in partnership with Doncaster Refurnish, a community enterprise offering affordable furniture to people in Doncaster on a low income - if it’s re-usable call 01302 736000 for a free collection
  • take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  1. HWRC

Furniture - upholstered (eg sofas, three piece suites)

  • the council works in partnership with Doncaster Refurnish, a community enterprise offering affordable furniture to people in Doncaster on a low income - if it’s re-usable, use our bulky collection reusable items service to have it collected
  • PLEASE NOTE - upholstered furniture must display a 'Fire Label' without which they are not suitable for reuse
  • take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  • PLEASE NOTE - From 1st January 2023, any item of upholstered domestic seating will no longer be accepted at landfill and must be destroyed through incineration (due to the potential of containing Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)). To comply with this Environment Agency guidance we need to make changes to how this waste is collected and disposed/treated. These items must now go into a dedicated domestic seating skip, not the household waste skip, at the Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs), if you are unsure, please speak to a member of staff.
  1. HWRC

G

Garden waste (not including soil)

  • consider composting
  • put in your green bin as long as the size of any trunk is smaller than an adult wrist size.
  • take to a Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  1. Green Bin
  2. HWRC

Gas cylinders (LPGs)

  • please return all gas cylinders to retailers or suppliers so they can be reused
  • if you cannot return a cylinder do not place it in the bin, please take it to a Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) - LPG cylinders can be taken to Armthorpe, Balby, Carcroft and Rossington ONLY.
  • if the gas bottle is over 15kg look online for a specialist licensed waste disposal company
  1. HWRC

Glass bottles and jars

  • put in your green box. Lids should be removed and put in your blue bin
  • put broken glass bottles and jars into your black bin
  1. Green Box
  2. Black Bin
  3. HWRC

Glassware (drinking glasses, Pyrex, shelves, crystal etc)

  • these items are not collected at kerbside as they are often made from a different type of glass
  • take to a Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  1. HWRC

Greenhouses

  • take to a Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  • wooden frames can go into the wood skip
  • metal frames can go into the scarp metal skip
  • panes of glass can go into the rubble skip
  1. HWRC

H

Hazardous waste

  1. Hazardous waste

Helium canisters

  • please see the side of the canister for recycling or disposal instructions
  • canisters should be returned to the local retailer or stockist who supplied them
  • do not put them in your black bin as they are potentially explosive
  • empty canisters no bigger than 15kg can be taken to a Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  1. HWRC

Household batteries

  • take back to the shop you bought them from
  • take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  1. HWRC

Household Waste Recycling Centre

I

Ink pens

  • put in your black bin
  1. Black Bin

Invasive plants (including Japanese Knotweed and Giant Hogweed)

  • you should not try to remove or dispose of them yourself as this could cause the plant to spread
  • these plants must be removed and disposed of by a licensed specialist contractor
  • do not take put in your green bin
  • do NOT take to a Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 

J

Jars

  • see glass bottles and jars.

Junk mail

  • to stop junk mail contact the Mailing Preference Service to be taken off the database. Write to 70 Margaret Street, London, W1 8SS, or phone 020 7291 331
  • put in your blue bin
  1. Blue Bin

K

Kitchen food waste, including peelings

  • place in your black bin
  1. Black bin

Ketchup/Tomato Sauce bottles

  • put in your blue bin (after washing)
  1. Blue Bin

Knives

  • metal knives - take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre
  1. HWRC

L

Laptops, tablets and games consoles

  • if it works - see if a family member or a friend can make use of it
  • take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) - please ensure all personal data has been wiped and the device restored to factory settings
  1. HWRC

Light bulbs

  • put in your black bin with the exception of fluorescent tubes and energy saving bulbs
  • fluorescent tubes and energy saving bulbs can be taken to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) .

Liquid food cartons/Tetra Paks

  • to recycle these items please take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  1. HWRC

M

Magazines

  • put in in your blue bin
  • take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  1. Blue Bin
  2. HWRC

Mattresses

  • mattresses are not suitable for reuse and can be disposed of by using our bulky collection disposable items service to have it collected
  • take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  1. HWRC

Metal - includes pans,oven trays,padlocks,cutlery, kitchen utensils etc

  • take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) or a scrap metal merchant
  • vehicle parts are NOT accepted at any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  1. HWRC

Microwave ovens

  1. HWRC

Milk bottles 

  • please wash and squash all plastic milk containers and put them in your blue bin
  • return glass milk bottles to the where you bought them from
  1. Blue Bin

Mobile phones including accessories, chargers and cables

  • several mobile phone recycling companies may pay money for your old mobile phone
  • give to a friend, a family member or a charity shop
  • take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) - please ensure all personal data has been wiped and the device restored to factory settings
  1. HWRC

N

Nappies

  • put disposable nappies in your black bin
  1. Black Bin

Newspaper

  • put in in your blue bin
  • take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  1. Blue Bin
  2. HWRC

Nitrous Oxide canisters

  • fully discharged canisters can be taken to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC)
  • please speak to staff on arrival who will place the canister in the correct holding cage
  1. HWRC

O

Oil

  • see Engine oil or Cooking oil

Oil (central heating)

  • speak to your supplier to find out how to dispose of this
  • do NOT take to a Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 

Ovens

  1. HWRC

P

Packaging

  • Depending on the packaging, you may be able to put it in your blue bin eg. paper or cardboard
  • if it cannot be recycled, eg polystyrene, put it in your black bin
  • take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  1. Blue Bin
  2. Black Bin
  3. HWRC

Paint

  • water-based paint and emulsion paint only can be taken to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) and be placed in the paint recycling receptacle. Please note anything less than a quarter of a tin or tub cannot be accepted for recycling and should be dried out or soaked up using sand, soil, sawdust or cat litter before being taken to site.
  • paints can contain hazardous chemicals which must not be poured down the drain - view our hazardous waste page
  • it is recommended that solvent and / or oil based paints be disposed of through the council's hazardous waste collection service
  • solvent-based thinners/brush cleaners, e.g. White Spirit, Methylated Spirit, can be disposed of through the council's hazardous waste collection service - do not pour them down the drain
  1. Hazardous waste

Paper 

  • put in your blue bin
  • contain shredded paper in an old envelope, paper bag or similar, or 
  • take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  1. Blue Bin
  2. HWRC
  3. Black Bin

Paraffin

  • paraffin hazardous waste and must not be poured down the drain, put in your black bin or taken to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  • view our hazardous waste page for information on our hazardous waste collection service
  1. Hazardous waste

Pesticides

Pet bedding - all types

  • put in the black bin
  • small amounts can be taken to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) in sealed bags
  • it cannot go into the green bin or green waste skip as the material collected through both outlets goes to make 'consumer grade' compost and it's production is governed by the Animal By-Products Regulations to ensure no diseases, such as Foot and Mouth, are present in the end product.
  1. Black Bin
  2. HWRC

Petrol

  • petrol is hazardous waste and must not be poured down the drain, put in your black bin or taken to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  • view our hazardous waste page for information on our hazardous waste collection service
  1. Hazardous waste

Pizza Box (outer cardboard packaging from frozen pizza)

  • put in your blue bin
  1. Blue Bin

Pizza Box (takeaway)

  • put in your black bin
  1. Black Bin

Plastic

  • put plastic bottles only in your blue bin. Please take the bottle lids off before putting them in your blue bin. The bottle lids can also go in the blue bin
  • carrier bags - See Carrier bags
  • drinks cups - ‘Save-a-Cup’ supply special collections for plastic vending cups - see their website at www.save-a-cup.co.uk or contact customer services on 01302 736000
  • put pots, tubs, trays and film in your black bin
  • plastic items made from rigid plastic, eg: garden furniture, planters,buckets, can be taken to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  • plastic vehicle parts are NOT accepted at any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  1. bottles tubs trays hard plastic

Plastic Bags

  • put in your black bin
  1. Black Bin

Plasterboard

  • only accepted at Armthorpe Household Waste Recycling Centre
  • plasterboard with tiles, insulation of any type and/or artex will NOT be accepted
  • plasterboard with artex on can only be disposed of via a pre-booked asbestos appointment - view our asbestos page for more information
  • 5x25kg bags, 5 items or a mixture to a total of 5, from small internal DIY projects carried out by the resident can be taken to a Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) once a week. All visits are closely monitored.
  1. HWRC

Polystyrene

  • put in your black bin
  • take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  1. HWRC

Printers - domestic only

  • if it works - see if a family member or a friend can make use of it
  • take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  1. HWRC

Printer cartridges

  • take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  • purchase refillable cartridges
  1. HWRC

Q

Quilts/Duvets and Pillows

  • clean, good quality quilts/duvets may be taken at your local charity shop or to voluntary organisation
  • put in your black wheelie bin
  • take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  • pillows can be taken to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) as they are not usually accepted by charity shops or voluntary organisations
  1. Black Bin
  2. HWRC

R

Records

  • records can be donated to your local charity shop
  • put in your black bin
  • take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  1. Black Bin
  2. HWRC

Rugs

  • take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  1. HWRC

S

Sharps waste

  • needles, the needle part of a syringe, scalpel and other blades, broken glass ampoules and the "patient end" of an infusion set please see the Healthcare waste page

Small electrical appliances (no larger than the green box)

  • put in a carrier bag next to your blue bin for kerbside collection.
  • if suitable for re-use,use our bulky collection reusable items service to have it collected
  • if unsuitable for re-use,use our bulky collection disposable items service to have it collected
  • take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 

Soil

  • we do not collect soil through the kerbside bin collections, apart from small quantities attached to the roots of plants
  • at the Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) we only accept a maximum of 5 x 25kg sacks of soil from works carried out by the resident at the property once a week. All visits are closely monitored
  • no loose soil will be accepted
  • for large amounts you should make other arrangements for disposal eg: hire a skip/skip bag, take to a private, licensed disposal facility
  • commercial waste is NOT accepted at the Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) 
  1. HWRC

Solvents

  • solvents are hazardous waste
  • view our hazardous waste page for more information
  • do not pour them down the drain
  1. Hazardous waste

Solvent-Based Thinners/Brush Cleaners

  • these are hazardous wastes
  • solvent-based thinners/brush cleaners, e.g. White Spirit, Methylated Spirit, can be disposed of through the council's hazardous waste collection service
  • do not pour them down the drain
  1. Hazardous waste

T

Televisions

  • if it works - see if a family member or a friend can make use of it
  • take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) and put in or outside the TV container
  1. HWRC

Tetra Paks/Liquid food cartons

  • to recycle these items please take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  1. HWRC
  2. Black Bin

Textiles (eg towels, curtains, sheets, quilt covers, pillow cases)

  • good quality textiles can be taken to charity shops to be re-used
  • take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  • put in a textile bank
  • towels can be donated to local animal shelters
  1. HWRC

Toner cartridges

  • NOT accepted through kerbside bin collections or at any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  • toner cartridges are usually classed as trade waste

Toys & games

  • donate to a charity shops
  • give to friends or family
  • take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  • put in your black bin
  1. HWRC
  2. Black Bin

Tyres

  • take to a Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) 
  • residents can dispose of up to 4 same-size car ot 2 motor bike tyres from a household source at a Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) in any one visit
  • tyres will not be accepted if still on rims
  • tyres with a hub rim of over 20 inches will not be accepted
  • tyres from bicycles should be separated from the main frame of the bike
  • commercial tyres will not be accepted
  • under SI202/1559 of the Landfill Directive, whole tyres were banned from landfill in 2003 and shredded tyres in 2006. Under the legislation tyres are not classified as household waste. This means that the council does not have a duty to provide a free disposal point for such waste
  • unwanted tyres must not be placed with your household rubbish
  1. HWRC

Tumble dryers

  1. HWRC

V

Vehicles

  • if you suspect a vehicle to be abandoned then phone the FLAG Hotline number 01302 736050 to have it removed

Videos tapes

  • put in your black bin
  1. Black Bin

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Water cartridges/ water filters

  • BRITA has launched a new in store recycling scheme - recycling bins are now situated in a range of high street stores such as Robert Dyas, Argos and Cargo. Other major retailer collection points will be following soon
  • BRITA branded bins will be located next to the existing water filter category in store.
  • customers can recycle any BRITA consumer product filter cartridge, including those for the new BRITA water filter taps
  • for further information contact the BRITACare department on 0844 742 4800
  • For non BRITA filters please contact the manufacturer to see if they provide a similar service to BRITA. If not then old filters can be disposed of in your black wheelie bin or in the "waste not suitable for recycling" skip at any Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Washing machines

  1. HWRC

Washing-up bottles

  • put in your blue bin
  1. Blue Bin

Wood

  • take to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) .
  • Please note that there are restrictions in place for wood produced as part of small, internal DIY projects and garden projects carried out by the resident eg: laminate flooring, kitchen units.
  1. HWRC

Wrapping paper

  • put in your black bin
  1. Black Bin

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Yellow Pages

  • put in your blue bin
  1. Blue Bin

Yoghurt Pots

  • put in your black bin
  1. Black Bin

 

Last updated: 23 May 2024 10:43:25

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