Rubbish and recycling A to Z

 
 

Use our A to Z to find out how to recycle or get rid of your rubbish and unwanted items.

You can find out more about recycling on our What to put in your blue recycling bin page. 

Please fill in the feedback form at the bottom of the page if there is anything missing from this A to Z or you can't find what you are looking for. 

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    Bath

    We can collect plastic or ceramic baths through our Bulky waste collection service. There is a fee for this service.

    You can also take a bath to your local household waste recycling centre. Please ask the site staff for guidance as they may charge a fee.

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    Batteries

    We offer a kerbside battery recycling service. Please place your used batteries into a small bag and leave it on top of either your blue or green bin.

    Please visit our battery recycling web page for more information, including the types of battery we accept.

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    Bed base

    If the bed base is in good condition, there are a number of organisations and charities, such as the British Heart Foundation, that will take it for resale. 

    You can also advertise items of furniture for free on sites such as Freegle or Freecycle to see if someone can reuse it. 

    Alternatively, you can arrange for a bulky waste collection of an item of furniture. There is a charge for this service.

    You can also take it to your local household waste recycling centre, where it can be sold on for reuse if in good condition.

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    Bedding

    You may be able to donate good quality bedding to a charity shop.

    Alternatively, you can put sheets and pillowcases into textile banks. Please see our Bottle banks and recycling points page for more information.

    You can't put duvets or pillows in textile banks, so please take these to your local household waste recycling centre.

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    Birthday cards

    You can recycle cards that do not have glitter or foil on them. Please place them in your blue recycling bin. 

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    Books

    You cannot recycle books in our recycling bins.

    You can donate books to your local charity shop, try offering them to someone through the Freecycle website or sell them on.

    We also have a number of book banks. Please see our Bottle banks and recycling points page for more information.

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    Bottles

    You can recycle plastic bottles in your blue recycling bin.

    Please place glass bottles and jars in your kerbside box or purple bin (if you live in a flat). Please do not place glass bottles and jars in your green or blue bins. You can find out more by visiting our Glass recycling web page.

    Alternatively, we have a number of bottle banks in the Aldershot and Farnborough area. Please see Bottle banks and recycling points for locations.

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    Bottle lids

    You can recycle plastic bottle lids along with plastic bottles in your blue recycling bin.

    Please crush the plastic bottle and screw the lid on tightly or push the lid inside the bottle.

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    Bubble wrap

    Please place bubble wrap in your green rubbish bin as it cannot be recycled.

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    Bulky waste

    We offer a service to collect larger items of household waste from your home. We charge for this service.

    Please see our Bulky waste collection service page for more information.

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