Household recycling centres

6. Acceptable waste

You can get rid of personal waste at our Household Recycling Centres

We don’t accept at our recycling centres:

  • Animal bedding, carcasses and faeces (more info)
  • Contaminated materials presenting a direct contact risk
  • Tree trunks and branches thicker than 20cm and or longer than 2m
  • Flammable liquids and explosives eg. petrol / fireworks / ammunition

We do recycle at our recycling centres:

  • Batteries (eg. torch type and small rechargeable) and car batteries – max. 2 per year
  • Cardboard 
  • Car tyres – max. 5 car tyres per year
  • Cooking oil
  • Engine Filters and waste engine oil – max. 10 litres per year
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Garden waste
  • Gas bottles
  • Hardcore (eg. bricks, rubble)
  • Household electrical goods
  • Light bulbs and Fluorescent tubes - max. 4 fluorescent tubes per year
  • Man-made wood (eg. chipboard or MDF)
  • Paper
  • Scrap metal including fridges, foil and drinks cans
  • Soil
  • Textiles and clothes
  • Wood

If an item you would like to recycle is not listed here, please see our guide to items you can recycle.

Accepted at some centres with conditions

Commercial waste

Please note our trade facilities operate with different opening hours and there is a charge for disposal.  Please see Commercial waste for more details. 

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Last updated: 1 February 2017

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