Posted: Friday 29th September 2017
Most residents want to recycle, but some aren’t quite sure what exactly is recyclable. This Recycle Week, we’re reminding residents about a few items you may not have known you can recycle:
CDs and DVDs
If your old CDs and DVDs are in a good condition and still work, you can sell, donate or pass them on for reuse. You can even turn them into something new, like a lamp, chandelier or a piece of art. If you’re not so artistic or don’t have the time, you can also dispose of them at household waste recycling centres, and recycle the hard plastics container. Make sure to remove any paper inserts and put these in paper recycling.
Certain chemicals can be taken to household waste recycling centres, including household chemicals that you can buy from a DIY shop or garden centre. Make sure they are in sealed containers and hand them to a staff member at the centre.
NOTE: Chemicals should never be disposed of down drains or in your bin at home.
Did you know you can take your old energy efficient light bulbs to a local electrical recycling facility? However, old style incandescent or Tungsten light bulbs can’t be recycled and should go in your bin at home.
Why not try to sell, donate or pass on your old bed for reuse if it’s still in a good condition? If you can’t get rid of it, you can take it to a household waste recycling centre. Just ask a member of staff where to put it. You can also have it collected by your district or borough council for a fee.
NOTE: If you bring your old bed in a van or trailer, you will need a permit.
Confidential paper waste
Confidential paper waste can be recycled at home or at neighbourhood paper bring bank facilities. Make sure to shred the paper before recycling.
For a full list of recyclable items, visit http://ow.ly/1a6K30fwgEs
For details about your nearest waste recycling centre visit http://ow.ly/Az6j30fwgAG
Any items you no longer want but are in a good condition can be donated to Freecycle, please visit https://www.freecycle.org/ for more information.