Where does it go? (A-Z of recycling)

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Bonfires Leave in carrier bag next to your waste containers Recycling banksLeave in carrier bag next to your waste containers

MaterialPaper & cardboardPlastic, Cans & GlassGarden  FoodRefuseBulky wasteRecycling banksOther
Aerosols (metal and empty)Plastic, Cans & Glass Recycling banks
Aluminium (metal)Plastic, Cans & Glass Recycling banks
Asthma inhaler http://www.completethecycle.eu/
Bags (plastic carrier) Brown

supermarkets
Bathroom fittings and furniture Bulky wastedonation
Batteries - car (electrical) HWRC
Batteries - all other types (electrical) Leave in carrier bag next to your waste containers
Beds Bulky wastecharity furniture shops
Bonfires See Air pollution
Books (paper and card)Paper & Cardboard Recycling banks
Bottles and jars (glass)Plastic, Cans & Glass Recycling banks
Bottles (plastic)Plastic, Cans & glass Recycling banks
Branches and twigs (garden waste)Green 
Brass (metal) HWRC
Bricks and building rubble HWRC
Brochures (paper)Paper & Cardboard Recycling banks
Bubble wrap Brown
Bulky items Bulky wasteHWRC
Business waste see gov.uk
Caddy liners green caddies
Caddy (kitchen)Food
Cans (metal)Plastic, Cans & Glass Recycling banks
Carbon monoxide detector (alarm) Check on appliance
CardboardPaper & Cardboard Recycling bankskerbside collection
Cards (paper)Paper & Cardboard Recycling banks
Carpets Bulky waste
Carrier bags (plastic) Brown

Car parts (metal/plastic/glass)  HWRC 
Cartons (food and drink tetra-pak) Recycling banks
CataloguesPaper & Cardboard Recycling banks
Cat litter Brown
Cellophane Brown
Cereal boxesPaper & Cardboard Recycling banks
Chemicals - household/garden HWRC
Christmas trees (real)Green HWRC
Clingfilm Brown
Clinical waste Clinical waste
Clothing Recycling banks
Collection day see collection day
Collection time out by 7am
Compostable liners Food
Computers and monitors (electrical) HWRC
Cooking fat (oil) 
HWRC
Copper (metal) HWRC
Cork  Brown
Directories (paper)Paper & Cardboard Recycling banks
Disposable nappies (see nappies) BrownNappy service
Dog and cat faeces BrownStreet Cleansing
Drain pipes HWRC
Duvets and pillows 
Recycling banksHWRC
Egg boxes (cardboard)Paper & Cardboard 
Cardboard boxesPaper & Cardboard Recycling banks
Plastic boxes (food containers)Plastic, Cans & Glass Recycling banks
Egg shellsGreen 
Electrical items - large HWRC Recycling Sites
Electrical items - small Leave in carrier bag next to your waste containers
Energy saving light bulbs HWRC Supermarkets
Engine oil plastic container (empty)Plastic, Cans & Glass 
Envelopes (including plastic windows)Paper & Cardboard Recycling banks
Fabrics (textiles) Recycling banks
Fat - see cooking 
HWRC
Fire alarm (detector) via the manufacturer
Fizzy drink bottles (glass or plastic)Plastic, Cans & Glass 
Flies and maggots (how to avoid?) see Food Waste page
Flower pots (plastic) Brown
Foil (metal)Plastic, Cans & Glass 
Clean foil can be recycled via:Plastic, Cans & Glass 
Food waste  Food
Fridges and freezers (electrical) Bulky wasteHWRC
Furniture Bulky WasteHWRC
Garden furniture Bulky wasteHWRC
Garden waste Green 
Gas cylinders HWRC
Gift wrap (paper)Paper & Cardboard 
Glass (from mirrors and windows)
 BrownRecycling banks
Glass bottles and jars - see bottlesPlastic, Cans & Glass Recycling banks
Glasses - eye charity shops, opticians
Grass cuttingsGreen 
Greeting cards (paper)Paper & Cardboard Recycling banks
Hardcore (bricks/rubble) HWRC
Hazardous waste 
Hazardous Waste
Hypodermic needles Clinical waste
Inkjet cartridges check with suppliers, RNLI
Jars (glass)Plastic, Cans & Glass Recycling banks
Juice bottles (plastic/glass) see bottlesPlastic, Cans & Glass 
Juice cartons Recycling banks
Junk mail (paper)Paper & Cardboard Recycling banks
Kitchen foil (metal)Plastic, Cans & Glass 
Kitchen caddy  Food
Kitchen towels (paper)Paper & Cardboard Brown
Kitchen waste (food/bones etc)  Food
LeavesGreen 
Light bulbs (electrical) HWRC Supermarkets
Energy saving light bulbs BrownHWRC Supermarkets
Loo rolls (paper)Paper & Cardboard Recycling banks
Magazines (paper)Paper & Cardboard Recycling banks
Maggots and Flies 
 Green waste
Margarine tubs (plastic)Plastic, Cans & Glass 
Mattresses Bulky waste
Metal (scrap) HWRC
Milk bottles (plastic/glass)Plastic, Cans & Glass 
Mobile phones (electrical) - see WEEE phone recycling schemes
Nappies BrownNappy scheme
Needles (hypodermic)  - see clinical waste See clinical waste
Newspapers (paper)Paper & Cardboard Recycling points
Oil (engine) - see engine oil HWRC
Oil (cooking) - see cooking oil HWRC
Packaging - see cardboard, plastic , glass etcPaper & CardboardPlastic, Cans & Glass 
Paint HWRC
PaperPaper & Cardboard Recycling banks
Pesticides Hazardous Waste
Pet food Brown
Petrol 
Plastic pots, tubs, trays, bottlesPlastic, Cans & Glass Recycling banks
Hard plastics, such as flower pots,
garden furniture, children's toys, drain pipes

 HWRC
Plastic carrier bags Brownsome supermarkets
Plastic bottlesPlastic, Cans & Glass 
Polystyrene Brown
Printer cartridges various schemes, RNLI
'Pyrex' dishes Brown
Radiators (metal) HWRC
Real nappies see nappy scheme
Rubble HWRC
Shoes Recycling banks
Shredded paperGreen 
Soil HWRC
Spectacles and sunglasses charity shops
Styrofoam (polystyrene) Brown
Takeaway food containersPlastic, Cans & Glass Brown
Foil - if cleanPlastic, Cans & Glass 
Paper if clean:Paper & Cardboard 
Plastic - if cleanPlastic, Cans & Glass 
Telephone directories (paper)Paper & Cardboard Recycling points
Televisions and monitors (electrical) HWRC
'Tetra Pak' style cartons BrownRecycling banks
Textiles Recycling banks
Tiles HWRC
Timber and wood HWRC St Albans Wood Recycling
Tin cans (metal)Plastic, Cans & Glass Recycling banks
Tyres HWRC
Vegetable peelings (food waste) Food
Washing up liquid bottles (plastic)Plastic, Cans & Glass Recycling banks
Water filters BrownBrita scheme
WEEE
(Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment)
  
HWRC
Wrapping paperPaper & Cardboard Recycling banks
Yellow Pages (paper)Paper & Cardboard Recycling banks
Yoghurt pots (plastic)Plastic, Cans & Glass Recycling banks

Date of last review: 22 November 2016