A to Z Waste and Recycling Guide

We encourage you to dispose of waste in the right way, so we can all reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.

Please use the below guide to determine how best to dispose of your waste and recycling.


 A

Aerosol cans (empty)

Animal droppings

Asbestos

Autumn leaves

B

Bag ties

Bamboo

Band aids

Baskets

Batteries

BBQs (metal)

Beer bottles

Bicycles

Bottle Tops

Books

Branches 

Bricks or rubble

Broken glass

Bubble wrap

Building materials

C

Cameras

Cans

Car batteries

Car/auto parts

Car tyres

Cardboard

Carpet and underlay

Cartridges (printer/toner)

Cassette tapes

CDs

CD / DVD players

Cellophane

Ceramics

Cereal box inserts

Cereal boxes

Chemicals

Chip packets

Christmas trees

Cigarette butts

Cleaning rags

Cling wrap (clean)

Clothing

Cloth nappies

Coffee cans/jars

Computers

Computer paper

Computer parts

Cooking oil

Concrete

Corks

Cotton wool buds

Cups and saucers (broken)

Cups and saucers (intact)

Curtains

Cutlery (metal)

Cutlery (plastic)

 D

Detergent bottles

Disposable nappies (emptied)

Doors

Drums (empty)

E

Egg cartons

Electrical appliances

Engine oil

Envelopes

Eye glasses

E–waste

F

Floppy disks

Fluorescent tubes

Fluorescent globes

Foil

Food waste

Fridges

Fruit and vegetable scraps

Furniture

G

Garden waste

Gas bottles

Glad wrap

Glass jars

Glasses

Glue

Grass clippings

Greeting cards

H

Hot water units

Household chemicals

I

Ice cream containers and lids

J

Juice cartons

Junk mail

Jar lids (metal/coded plastic)

Jars

K

Kitty litter

L

Leaves

Light bulbs

Lolly wrappers

Lunch boxes

M

Magazines

Manure

Margarine tubs

Mattresses

Meat scraps

Meat trays (foam)

Meat trays (plastic)

Medicine bottles (empty/rinsed)

Medicines

Milk cartons

Milk containers (plastic)

Mobile phones

N

Nappies (disposed, emptied) 

Newspapers

O

Office paper

Oils

Ovens

P

Paint tins (with paint)

Paint tins (empty)

Paper towel roll

Paper

Perspex

Pet food tins

Phonebooks

Picture frames

Pizza boxes (empty)

Placemats

Plant cuttings

Plant pots

Plasterboard

Plastic bags

Plastic containers with codes

Plastic strapping

Plastic trays/baskets

Plastic wrappers

Plate glass (wrapped)

Polystyrene

Printers

Pyrex ovenware (broken)

Pyrex ovenware (intact)

 

S

Spirit bottles

Sporting goods

Staples

Steel cans

Steel (other than tins & cans)

Stoves

Styrofoam

Syringes

School bags

Scrap metal

Seedling containers

Shoes

Solvents

Smoke alarms

Soft drink bottles

T

Take away containers

Tea bags

Televisions

Textiles

Timber

Tin cans

Tissues

Toilet paper rolls

Toys

Tree prunings

Truck tyres

Twine (nylon)

V

Vacuum cleaner dust

Vegetable scraps

VHS tapes

Vinyl

W

Washing machines

Waxed paper

Weeds

White goods

Windows

Wine bottles

Wire

Wood (wheelbarrow full)

Wrapping paper

X

X-rays

Y

Yoghurt containers

Z

Zips