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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    Magazines

    You can recycle magazines in your blue recycling bin. Please remove them from any plastic covers before recycling, even if they say they are compostable. 

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    Margarine tubs

    You cannot recycle margarine tubs in your blue recycling bin.

    Please place this packaging in your green rubbish bin, where it will be taken to an energy recovery facility and burnt, helping to generate electricity.

    Why we don't recycle margarine tubs
    Plastic food packaging, like margarine tubs, cannot currently be recycled due to limited reprocessing facilities available in the UK.

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    Mattress

    You can arrange for a Bulky waste collection service collection of mattresses. There is a charge for this service.

    You can also take it to your local household waste recycling centre.

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    Medicines

    You can return any unwanted medicines to your local chemist for safe disposal.

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    Metal

    You can recycle metal at your local household waste recycling centre.

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    Microwaves

    You can arrange for a Bulky waste collection service collection of microwaves. There is a charge for this service.

    You can also take it to your local household waste recycling centre.

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    Mirrored wardrobe

    If the wardrobe 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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    Mobile phones

    You can donate mobile phones together with their accessories to charities (remember to remove your SIM card first).

    Mobile phones can also be recycled at your local household waste recycling centre.

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