Recycling your items

You can recycle most everyday items using our kerbside recycling collection service or by taking them to one of our recycling centres or glass and textiles points.

Search for your item alphabetically to find out how to recycle it and what condition it should be in:

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Items How to recycle them Preparing them for recycling
Aerosol tins You can put these in your blue-lidded recycling bin or in the mixed recycling skip at our recycling centres Ensure the tins are empty 
Aluminium foils and trays You can put these in your blue-lidded recycling bin or in the mixed recycling skip at our recycling centres Remove food and other dirt from any foil packaging or trays
Books  You can take books to be re-used to local charity shops
(if they cannot be re-used, you can recycle books with your mixed recycling using your blue-lidded recycling bin)
 
Cardboard You can put cardboard in your blue-lidded recycling bin or take it to a recycling centre Remove all staples, polystyrene packaging, plastic or any part that is not cardboard
Flatten the cardboard 
Cooking oil You can take cooking oil to our recycling centres The cooking oil should be clean and not mixed with other oils 
Earth and rubble You can take earth and rubble from your gardening and DIY to our recycling centres (we cannot accept earth and rubble from businesses, these must be dealt with at trade waste rates) Remove wood, metal, wires and glass 
Electrical appliances You can take household appliances, white goods, TVs and computers, small electrical appliances, straight and compact fluorescent lamps and high intensity discharge lamps to our recycling centres
Items which can be re-used can be in collected via the Re-use Line or placed in the re-use area at some recycling centres 
You can request a bulky uplift for heavier items
 
Food and drink cans You can put these in your blue-lidded recycling bin or in the mixed recycling skip at our recycling centres Empty, rinse and remove any paper labelling 
Food and drink cartons (tetra-pak) You can put these in your blue-lidded recycling bin or in the mixed recycling skip at our recycling centres Please empty cartons before recycling
Garden waste You can take household garden waste including grass cuttings, hedge trimmings and leaves to our recycling centres (we cannot accept garden waste from businesses, this must be dealt with at trade waste rates) Remove contaminants including plastic sacks, stones, plant pots, fencing material
Glass bottles and jars You can take glass to any glass and textiles point or to our recycling centres Separate the glass into colours
Household batteries You can recycle batteries alongside our kerbside recycling collection service or at a recycling centre If you are using kerbside collections, put your batteries in the pink bag and place the bag on top of your recycling or waste bin
If you go to a recycling centre, place batteries directly in the container (there is no need for a bag) 
Lead acid (vehicle) batteries You can recycle lead acid batteries from cars, motorbikes and other vehicles at our recycling centres Do not mix with household batteries (these should be recycled separately)
Oil (engine) You can recycle engine oil at our recycling centres Engine oil should not be mixed with cooking oil or any other oils or fats
Paper, newspapers, magazines and card You can put these in your blue-lidded recycling bin or in the mixed recycling skip at our recycling centres Remove any staples
Plasterboard You can take plasterboard to our recycling centres to be recycled Ensure the plasterboard is clean and free of any tiles or dirt
Plastic bottles, tubs and trays You can put these in your blue-lidded recycling bin or in the mixed recycling skip at our recycling centres Empty any containers and remove food or dirt
Pressurised containers You can take gas bottles (such as LPG and camping gas), fire extinguishers and similar potentially dangerous containers to our recycling centres 
You can put household aerosols in your blue-lidded recycling bin
 
Scrap metal  You can recycle all types of scrap metal at our recycling centres   
Textiles You can take textiles such as clothes, blankets, sheets, curtains and any other fabrics to any glass and textiles point or to a recycling centres
We do not accept pillows or duvets as they are too bulky
Ensure textiles are clean and wrap textiles in plastic bags to protect them from moisture and dirt
Tie shoes together in pairs
Tyres You can recycle tyres at our recycling centres
We can only accept tyres from household cars (tyres from businesses customers should be disposed of at trade waste rates)
 
Wood We accept all types of wood including MDF at our recycling centres Remove nails and screws

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