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Published on 19 September 2016
Bags of unrecyclable household waste should be placed in your black general waste bin for collection. We operate a strict no side-refuse policy. We can offer special 'one-off' collections' of side refuse collection, but this must be arranged in advance.
Baths and basins
Bathroom suites can be taken to your local recycling centre providing any renovations have been done yourself. Please note these items are chargeable. Cast iron baths are also accepted by scrap metal dealers or salvage companies.
Batteries - car
Car batteries can be taken to your local recycling centre. Car batteries are classed as 'hazardous waste' so cannot be disposed of in your black general waste bin at home.
Batteries - home
General household batteries can be recycled in your green recycling box. Please place these in a clear plastic bag.
We provide a bulky waste collection service which is an additional chargeable service. Bulky waste can be taken to a recycling centre, and if the item is re-usable then some charities such as Refurnish will happily take them. Unwanted beds can also be advertised on a site such as Gumtree, Preloved, Freegle or Freecycle.
Bikes are accepted at your local recycling centre, and will either be placed in the reuse shop or recycled depending on the condition.
Please also see bike repair schemes to see if your bike can be repaired before disposing of it.
Can be recycled in your green recycling box. Please make sure there are no cards containing foil or synthetic materials which cannot be recycled. Many charity shops operate Christmas card collections to help raise money.
Can be recycled in your black recycling box. Please remove any plastic packaging around or inside the tin.
Clothes and textiles can be put in a carrier bag, tied up and left next to your recycling boxes on your usual recycling day.
Chemicals eg. weed killers, pesticides, white spirits, bleaches, old medicines and any other household chemicals must be taken to your local recycling centre and must be in a securely labelled container to be placed in the hazardous waste store. There is a limit of 5 litres.
Bones - food waste
Bones (from kitchen waste) can be recycled through your food waste container.
Books - soft back
Soft back books can be recycled as part of your household collection by placing them in your reusable sack for paper. Alternatively, these could be taken to a charity shop recycling bank or a recycling centre.
Books - hardback
Bottles - glass
Bottles - plastic
Plastic bottles can be put in your black recycling box, please rinse and squash before loosely replacing the lids. Alternatively they can be taken to a recycling centre or one of the plastic bottle recycling banks located across the district.
Please wrap them carefully and place in your black general waste bin.
Brown paper can be recycled along with your cardboard in your green recycling box.
Rubble/hardcore, soil and general construction waste can be taken to a recycling centre. This is classified as chargeable waste.