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Published on 19 September 2016

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Abandoned vehicles

Please see our abandoned vehicles webpage. 

Aerosols

Empty aerosols can be recycled in your black recycling box.

Aluminium cans

Aluminium cans can be recycled in your black recycling box.

Aluminium foil

Clean milk bottle tops, pie trays and other aluminium foil can be taken to a foil recycling bank or your local recycling centre.

Ammunition

This includes any items which could potentially be explosive, including ammunition, and could be a risk to site staff and members of the public. Household waste recycling centres cannot accept waste of this type, instead please contact your local police station as they will be able to advise you further on the disposal of the item(s). Weapons should never be destroyed or disposed of by their owners. Please note unwanted section 1 ammunition can be disposed of through another authorised firearm certificate holder, Registered Firearms Dealer, your target shooting club or surrendered at any police station.

Animal waste

You cannot take animal waste to recycling centres in Teignbridge.  Animal waste must be disposed of in your black general waste bin. Please wrap all animal waste carefully so as not to cause any unnecessary health risk.

Architectural salvage

Some companies will collect unwanted bricks, roof tiles, wood, copper, brass, fire places, radiators etc. This can also be taken to a recycling centre.

Asbestos

Asbestos waste is subject to waste management controls set out in the Special Waste Regulations 1996. Further advice can be sought from the Environment Agency. For a list of sites in Devon which are licensed to accept asbestos waste, or to make a booking to pre-authorise an asbestos disposal please call Waste Management at Devon County Council on 01392 382846.

Ash

We cannot accept ash in the green wheelie bin due to the potential toxins in the different types and difficulties identifying the type of ash in terms of compliance monitoring. Wood ash can be a useful addition for home composting if you have a composter. Ash would otherwise have to go in your black general waste bin.