What you can bring to a household waste recycling centre

To make your visit as quick and easy as possible, please separate your materials before your visit into the following groups:

  • Garden waste: flowers, plants, garden weeds, grass clippings, hedge trimmings and leaves
  • Bricks, rubble and loose soil
  • Solid wood
  • Laminates
  • Packaging: empty aerosols, aluminium foil, cans, any cardboard, envelopes, food tins and plastic bottles
  • Paper: magazines, newspaper, shredded paper, telephone directories and all other types of white paper
  • Carpet
  • Books, films, music: originals only
  • Textiles/bras: all clothing, paired footwear, handbags and belts
  • Metal
  • Hard plastics: toys, garden furniture and plastic boxes
  • Car batteries
  • Gas bottles - must be empty
  • Light bulbs - only energy saving or fluorescent tubes
  • Large electrical equipment: washing machines, dishwashers and cookers
  • Fridges and freezers
  • Small electrical equipment: irons, hairdryers, IT or telephone equipment, tools and game consoles
  • Glass jars and bottles
  • Household batteries
  • Mattresses
  • Paint pots - any paint must be dried out by adding sand, sawdust or cat litter until solid
  • Plasterboard
  • Tyres and engine oil
  • TV and monitors
  • Household waste that cannot be recycled known as landfill waste

For other items, please check what you can't bring.

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