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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    Table and chairs

    If the table and chairs are 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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    Take away bags

    Take away bags can only be recycled if they are completely empty and free from grease and food stains. 

    Please put them in your green rubbish bin.

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    Tapes

    You cannot recycle cassettes and cases in our blue recycling bins.

    Local charities may accept these to sell through their shops.

    You can also get rid of them in your green rubbish bin collection or at your local Household waste recycling centres.

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    Tetra Paks

    You should put tetra paks in your green rubbish bin.

    Why we can't recycle tetra paks
    We can't currently recycle tetra paks due to their foil lining and plastic coating. Our recycling facilities do not have the capability to separate them out from other materials.

    There is only one facility in the UK capable of recycling them, in Yorkshire, and that facility is not yet able to recycle 100% of a carton.

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    Textiles

    You can donate good quality textiles to a charity shop for resale. See our Recycling for charity page for more information.

    Alternatively you can put bagged textiles, such as clothing, linen, curtains, and shoes, into one of our textile banks in Aldershot and Farnborough. Even damaged items can be recycled. Please see our Bottle banks and recycling points page for locations.

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    Tins

    You can recycle all types of tins, including food, drink and pet food tins, in your blue recycling bin. Please rinse them out first and leave the lids attached or placed inside of the tin.

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    Tissue paper

    You should put tissue paper in your green rubbish bin.

    Why we can't recycle tissue paper
    We can't currently recycle tissue paper because it is mainly made from already recycled paper. This means that it can't be recycled again as the fibres are too short and will result in poor pulp in the recycling process.

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    Toothpaste tubes

    Toothpaste tubes cannot be recycled.

    Please put them in your green rubbish bin.

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    Toys

    Clean, working toys with all the parts are accepted at charity shops. 

    Please do not put any toys in your blue recycling bin.  

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    Turf

    You should take turf to your local Household waste recycling centres. There is a charge for this service. Please visit the Hampshire County Council - Soil page for more information.

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    Treadmill

    If the treadmill 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 treadmills 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 a treadmill. 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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    Tree branches

    You can put branches under 100mm/4inches in diameter in your brown garden waste bin if you subscribe to this service. Please see the our How the garden waste recycling service works page for further details.

    Alternatively, you can take larger branches to your local Household waste recycling centres.

    You should not put garden waste in your blue recycling bin or your green rubbish bin.

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    Tyres

    You should take tyres to a local garage, tyre and exhaust centre, or car breakers where they will be disposed of safely. There may be a charge for this service. 

    Household waste recycling centres cannot accept tyres.

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