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A-Z of recycling and rubbish

Aerosol - blue bin

Asbestos - small amounts can be taken to Raynesway HWRC (small amounts only - please read the information on the Raynesway HWRC page before you visit or you may be turned away). The Health and Safety Executive have published information on large quantities of asbestos.

Ash (coal) - black bin

Ash (wood)home composting

Bark - brown bin or home composting

Batteries - Raynesway HWRC by car or recycling point

Biodegradable packaging - black bin

Biscuit tins (metal and plastic) - blue bin

Black bin waste (excess) - Raynesway HWRC.

Blister packs (for pills) - black bin

Books - donate or sell them (if in good condition) or black bin

Bottles (glass and all kinds of plastic, even those with non-removable lids) - blue bin

Branches (no more than 12cm thick) - brown bin

Bric-a-brac (ornaments, pictures) - donate or sellblack bin or Raynesway HWRC

Brita water filter cartridges - black bin

Brown paper - blue bin

Bubble wrap - supermarket recycling point or black bin

Candles - black bin

Cans - blue bin

Cardboard (remove tape) - blue bin or Raynesway HWRC

Cardboard cans lined with metal - black bin

Carpet - Raynesway HWRC

Cartons - blue bin or Raynesway HWRC

Cat litter - black bin

Catalogues - blue bin

CDs and CD cases - Raynesway HWRC

Cellophane - black bin

Cereal boxes - blue bin

Chemicals (5kg or 5 litres max) - Raynesway HWRC (there are limits in place, so please check before visiting or you may be turned away)

Cigarette ends - black bin

Cling film - black bin

Clinical waste - household clinical collection service

Clothes, textiles and shoes - donate or sell or Raynesway HWRC

Coat hangers (plastic with metal hook) - black bin

Coat hangers (plastic) - black bin

Coat hangers (metal) - Raynesway HWRC

Coffee filters (paper)home composting.

Coffee grounds - brown bin or home composting

Coffee pods - brand's recycling scheme, or put these in your black bin.

Coffee shop cups - use in-store recycling or take these to Raynesway HWRC.

Compostable bags (must have seedling logo) - put these in your brown bin.

Cooking oil (max 5 litres each week) - take this to Raynesway HWRC.

Corks (real) - use home composting.

Corks (plastic) - put these in your black bin.

Coronavirus tests - put these in your black bin.

Cotton buds - put these in your black bin.

Cotton wool - put this in your black bin.

Crisp packets - take these to your recycling point or put them in your black bin.

Crockery and cutlery - donate or sell, black bin or Raynesway HWRC

Deodorant (aerosol) - put this in your blue bin.

Deodorant (roll on) - put this in your black bin.

Disposable cutlery and plates - reusable or put them in your black bin.

Disposable plastic drinking cups (not polystyrene or paper) - put these in your blue bin.

Disposable razor blades - put these in your black bin.

DIY waste - take this to Raynesway HWRC. There are limits in place, so please check before visiting or you may be turned away.

DVD cases - take these to Raynesway HWRC.

E-cigarettes or vapes - take these to Raynesway HWRC.

Egg boxes (cardboard or plastic) - put these in your blue bin.

Egg shells - put these in your brown bin or use home composting.

Electrical items (all types) - take these to Raynesway HWRC - do not put them in wheelie bins. Make sure you remove any personal data before disposing of them.

Engine oil (max 10 litres each week) - take this to Raynesway HWRC.

Envelopes (with or without windows) - put these in your blue bin.

Face masks - put these in your black bin (preferably bagged) or use reusable masks.

Flower pots - put these in your black bin.

Flowers - put these in your brown bin or use home composting.

Foil (including takeaway trays) - put these in your blue bin, but they must be clean.

Food waste (all) - put this in your brown bin.

Fruit punnets (plastic) - put these in your blue bin.

Furniture - donate or sell these. Take it to Raynesway HWRC if they are broken.

Garden waste (organic) - brown binhome composting or Raynesway HWRC

Gas canister - return it to the supplier or Raynesway HWRC (maximum of two canisters each week)

Glass bottles and jars - blue bin or Raynesway HWRC

Grass cuttings - brown bin, home composting or Raynesway HWRC

Greaseproof paper - black bin

Greeting cards (no glitter or foil) - blue bin

Hairhome composting or black bin

Hedge cuttings - brown bin or home composting

Holiday brochures - blue bin

Hoover bag and dust - black bin

Ice cream tubs (plastic) - blue bin

Ice cream tubs (cardboard) - black bin

Incontinence pads (wrapped) - black bin

J cloths - black bin

Jiffy bag envelopes - black bin

Juice cartons (no straws) - blue bin

Junk mail - blue bin

Kitchen cleaner bottles - blue bin

Kitchen paper towels - black bin

Kitchen knives (securely wrapped) - black bin

Lateral flow coronavirus tests - black bin

Latex gloves - black bin

Leaves - brown bin or home composting

Light bulbs (energy saving, LED, or fluorescent) - Raynesway HWRC

Light bulbs (halogen or filament) - black bin

Magazines - blue bin

Margarine tubsblue bin

Meat/fruit/ready meal plastic trays - blue bin

Mirrors - black bin

Moss - brown bin or home composting

Napkins/serviettes - black bin

Nappies - black bin or try using washable nappies. Do not put nappies in your blue bin.

Netting (plastic) - black bin

Newspaper - blue bin

Oven trays - black bin

Oil (cooking) - Raynesway HWRC (maximum 5 litres each week)

Oil (engine) - Raynesway HWRC (maximum 10 litres each week)

Paint pots - Raynesway HWRC or donate leftover paint to Community RePaint

Paper (no tape, glitter or foil) - blue bin or Raynesway HWRC

Paper towels - black bin

Pens - public pen recycling point or black bin

Pencils - black bin

Pet bedding for vegetarian pets (hay, straw, sawdust) - brown bin or home composting

Pet food pouches (with silver lining) - black bin

Pet litter from meat-eating pets - black bin

Phone directories - blue bin

Photographic paper - black bin

Pizza boxes (empty, with minimal grease/sauce) - blue bin

Plants - brown bin or home composting.

Plasterboard - Raynesway HWRC (50kg max per week - no whole sheets)

Plastic carrier bags - supermarket recycling point or black bin

Plastic bottles (leave caps/lids on) - blue bin

Plastic film, wrappers, pouches - black bin

Plastic pots, tubs and trays - blue bin

Plastic (hard - for example toys and furniture) - donate or sell, black bin or Raynesway HWRC

Plate glass - Raynesway HWRC

Polystyrene - black bin

Post-it notes - black bin

Printer cartridges - public printer cartridge recycling point or black bin

Prunings - brown bin or home composting

Pyrex (or similar) - black bin

Rice pudding pots - blue bin

Ring binders - black bin

Rubber gloves - black bin

Sanitary products (wrapped) - black bin

Saucepans - donate or sell (if in good condition) or Raynesway HWRC

Scrap metal - Raynesway HWRC

Seed trays - Raynesway HWRC

Sellotape - black bin

Shoes - donate or sell (if in good condition) or Raynesway HWRC

Shower curtain - black bin.

Shredded paper - blue bin or home composting

Shrubs and flowers - brown bin or home composting

Soil and rubble - Raynesway HWRC

Sponges (plastic) - black bin

Sticky labels and backing paperblack bin

Straws - black bin

Styrofoam - black bin

Syringes (sharp) - household clinical waste service

Tablet packets (cardboard) - blue bin

Tablet packets (tin, foil) - black bin

Takeaway cups (coffee, cold drinks) - black bin or in-store recycling

Tea bags and loose leaf tea - brown bin or home composting

Tetra paks (cartons) - blue bin

Timber and wood (for example, chipboard and MDF) - Raynesway HWRC (there are limits in place - please check before visiting)

Tins - blue bin

Tissues - black bin

Tissue paper (not glittery) - brown bin or home composting

Toothpaste tubes - black bin

Trays (plastic food trays, ready meals) - blue bin

Tubs (margarine, butter) - blue bin

Tupperware - black bin

Twigs - brown bin or home composting

Tyres - Raynesway HWRC (four each week max)

Umbrella - donate or sell if in good condition) or black bin

Uncooked food - brown bin

Wallpaper - black bin

Washing up bowl - Raynesway HWRC

Water filter cartridges (for example Brita) - public water filter recycling point or black bin

Wax crayons - black bin

Weeds - brown bin

Wet wipes (cleaning, baby, makeup) - black bin

Window frames - Raynesway HWRC

Window glass - Raynesway HWRC

Wood (treated) - Raynesway HWRC

Wood shavings - brown bin orhome composting

Woodchip wallpaper - black bin