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Aluminium cans can be recycled
via the kerbside recycling service, or by depositing them in the
can banks at the Neighbourhood Recycling Centre (NRC). All other
aluminium items can be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs).
All aluminium cans collected are recycled into new products
such as drink cans and car parts.
aerosol containers can be recycled in your kerbside box with cans
or can be taken to the majority of NRCs and placed in the can banks.
See plastic bags
Bedding and Blankets
Charity shops will sell clean, good quality bedding. They
can also be reused as rags or as dust sheets when decorating.
Collection points for domestic
batteries are located in main reception of the
Borough Offices and at one stop shops. The majority of shops
that sell batteries will also have recycling points. Watch or
calculator batteries are taken by most jewellers on
Domestic and car batteries are also accepted at the
Try to avoid using batteries by using mains electricity. Use
rechargeable batteries wherever possible.
These can be sold via local press, auction sites, boot sales or
jumble sales. The charity Re-cycle are also able to refurbish bikes
and send them to developing countries. Please see the related links
for further information.
Birthday or Christmas cards
Card can be recycled in the cardboard banks at the
majority of NRCs. Please
remove all plastic and ribbon attachments. These should not be
placed in your green wheeled bin as the cards often have glitter on
them and are classed as contamination.
Unwanted cards can be used for handicrafts (eg. to make
into gift tags). Your local school or playgroup maybe able to make
use of them and some charity shops collect them
Most charity shops accept books. Paperback books can also be
recycled via kerbside boxes or at
accept small quantities of domestic construction,
demolition or excavation waste. For larger quantities a 'skip' or
'skip bag' may need to be hired. For more information contact
WasteAware on 0300 123 4051.
Can be recycled in your green wheeled bin along with food and
green waste as part of the Green Waste Plus scheme. Increasing
problems are being experienced with contamination in green wheeled
bins. For more information on the types of cardboard accepted by
the scheme please visit our Green Waste
Alternatively it can be recycled at the majority of
Please also see Birthday or Christmas cards
Aluminium and steel cans can be recycled by placing them in your
kerbside box or depositing them into the can banks at NRCs.
If your car is no longer roadworthy and you want to dispose of
it, contact the Council's Helpline who
can arrange removal for £35. Please provide the keys and log book
Most charity shops will be happy to take unwanted china. Damaged
china can be broken and used when potting plants to improve
Most local charity shops will take clean clothing in good
condition. Alternatively put them in the Council's textile bring
can also accept textiles.
Reuse – there are now many organisations that refurbish computer
equipment and pass it on to charities. Computer Aid International
accepts computers for use in developing countries (telephone: 020
Alternatively they can be taken to your local HWRC.
Re-use corks by placing at the bottom of plant pots to help
retain moisture. They can also be used to protect sharp points such
as knives or garden canes.
Take to charity shops or to high street banks.