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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    Wallpaper

    You can put wallpaper in your green rubbish bin.

    Alternatively you can take large amounts of wallpaper to your local Household waste recycling centres.

    Why we can't recycle wallpaper
    Wallpaper cannot currently be recycled as it is difficult to pulp and is also often contaminated with paste.

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    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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    Washing machine

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

    Alternatively, you can 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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    White spirit

    We cannot accept white spirit in our rubbish or recycling bins.

    Please see the Hampshire County Council - Household and garden chemicals page for more information.

     

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    Windows

    The company who installs your new windows should also dispose of your old windows. 

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    Wood

    You can take treated, untreated and mixed wood to your local household waste recycling centre to be reused or recycled.

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    Wrapping paper

    You should put wrapping paper in your green rubbish bin.

    Why we can't recycle wrapping paper
    We can't currently recycle wrapping paper because it does not always contain much paper and is often layered with foil and plastic which cannot be recycled

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