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What to do with your waste

It is as easy as A-Z. More information is also available about our weekly waste collections, Collection service for large items and Recycling Centres.

Material

Kerbside collection

Recycling Centres

Other options (Council/non Council)

Aerosols

Green box

Can recycling bank

 

Asbestos* (see Recycling Centres for restrictions)

 

Landfilled.  See an attendant (restrictions apply - go to Recyling centres to find out)

Specialist contractor (see Hazardous waste)

Batteries  - car

Green box

Recycled - hazardous waste cage

 

Batteries - household

Green box

Recycling bank

 

Beds - wooden or metal

 

Wood or metal recycling container

Collection service for large items
Selected charities i.e. The Genesis trust 
Freecycle and Freegle  

Beds - not wooden or metal

 

Landfill skip 

Collection service for large items
Selected charities i.e.  The Genesis trust 
Freecycle and Freegle

Bicycles

 

Recycled or re-used.  See an attendant

Freecycle and Freegle
Give and take day 

Books

 

 

Charity shop/bank 
Freecycle and Freegle
Give and take day 

Bric-a-brac

 

Recycling bank

Charity shop 
Freecycle and Freegle
Give and take day 

Cans

Green box

Recycling bank

 

Cardboard and brown paper

Blue bag

Cardboard recycling skip

Home composting bin

Carpet

 

Landfill skip

Collection service for large items
Freecycle and Freegle

Cartons – drinks and food (including lids)

Blue bag

 

Recycling bank at Morrisons supermarket car park, London Road, Bath 

 CDs and DVDs

 

Original recordings in good condition for resale put in charity bank (at Keynsham Recycling Centre only)

Charity shop
Freecycle and Freegle
Give and take day

Chemicals

 

Re-used or Energy Recovery. Hazardous waste cage

 

Christmas trees (real ones only)

Free January collection at same time as garden waste collection

Garden waste skip for Composting

 

Clinical waste

 

 

Clinical waste collection- Energy recovery

Clothes (see also Textiles) including underwear, shoes (tied in pairs), accessories (including hats, belts, bags and jewellery) bedding, curtains, tableclothes and towels. Must be clean and dry so please place in a plastic bag.

Green box

Recycling bank

 

Charity shop 
Freecycle and Freegle
Give & take day 

See here for more information about textiles

Visit Love your clothes to find out quick and easy ways to make the most of your clothes.

Learn to repair your textiles at monthly sessions in Bath. The Big Mend

https://www.facebook.com/thebigmend

Computers

 

Electrical recycling container

Donate to charity 

Computer monitors

 

Recycling container for monitors and old TVs

Donate to charity 

Duvets

 

Landfill skip

Freecycle and Freegle

You may be able to donate them to local animal charity homes to use for pet bedding.

Electrical items        

Green box for small electrical items - must be able to fit into a carrier bag. Please place in open bag next to your green box, so we can see it is not rubbish. 

Electrical recycling container

If they are working and in good condition donate to charities such as Mind http://shop.mind.org.uk/help/mind_in_your_areas/shops

and British Heart Foundation www.bhf.org.uk

Collection service for large items i.e. washing machines, tumble driers, fridges and freezers

Freecycle and Freegle

Fluorescent tubes

 

Recycling container

 

Foil

Green box

Recycling bank

 

Food - cooked

Food waste bin

 

 

Food - uncooked

Food waste bin

 

Compost bin

Fridges and freezers

 

Fridge recycling area

Selected charities i.e. The Genesis trust 
Freecycle and Freegle
Collection service for large items

Furniture

 

Recycled or re-used. See an attendant

Selected charities  i.e. The Genesis trust 
Freecycle and Freegle
Council chargeable collection service for large items

Garden waste

Garden waste collection

Garden waste skip for composting

Compost bin

Gas bottles

 

Recycled or re-used.  Hazardous waste cage

 

Glass – bottles and jars

Green box

Recycling bank

 

Glass – window panes

 

Landfill skip

 

Hazardous waste

 

Energy recover - hazardous waste cage

 

Lightbulbs - low energy

 

Recycling container

Selected retailers, such as supermarkets have recycling containers

Lightbulbs - old style filament

 

Landfill skip 

 

Mattresses

 

Landfill skip 

 

Mobile phones

Green box

Recycling bank

Donate to charity 
Freecycle and Freegle

Oil – cooking

Small amounts of old cooking oil can be soaked into any newspaper or kitchen roll used to wrap your food waste and put in your caddy for your weekly food waste recycling collection.

Recycling container

 

Oil – engine

Green box

Oil recycling container

 

Paint

 

See attendant

Freecycle and Freegle if re-usable

Paper

Most types including newspapers, magazines, envelopes, telephone directories, greetings cards and small amounts of shredded paper (no more than 2 carrier bags at a time).

Please recycle brown paper with card in your blue bag.

Green box

Recycling bank

 

Pillows and cushions

 

Landfill skip 

Freecycle and Freegle

Plasterboard

 

Plasterboard recycling skip

 

Plastic – bags

 

Recycling bank

Some supermarket collection points 

Plastic – bottles (including lids)

Green box

Recycling bank

 

Plastic – packaging (tubs, pots, trays)

Green box

Recycling bank

 

Plastic - black packaging such as meat and fruit trays

 

Landfill skip 

Try to avoid buying products in black plastic 

Plastic films - bubble wrap and cling film

 

Landfill skip 

Try to avoid using cling film - use reusable plastic containers for food storage or use foil which can be recycled in your green box.

Plastic plant pots

 

 Landfill skip

Some garden centres collect for recycling or reuse such as Cleeve Nursery

or Freecycle and Freegle

Plastic – other (toys, furniture, film etc.)

 

Landfill skip

Charity shop 
Freecycle and Freegle
Give and take day 

Polystyrene packaging

 

Landfill skip

 

Printer cartridges

Green box

Recycling bank

 

Donate to charity 

Rubbish

Black sack or dustbin

Landfill skip

 

Rubble

 

Rubble recycling skip (restrictions apply - go to Recycling Centres to find out more)

 

Scrap metal

 

Metal recycling skip

 

Shoes (tied in pairs)

Green box

Recycling bank

Charity shop 
Freecycle and Freegle
Give and take day 

Soil

 

Rubble recycling skip - small amounts only (restrictions apply - go to Recycling Centres to find out more)

 

Spectacles

Green box

Recycling bank

 

Tapes

 

 Landfill skip

Charity shop 

Televisions - old style CRT

 

Recycling container for monitors and old TVs

Freecycle and Freegle

Televisions - new flat screen 

 

Electrical recycling container 

Charity shop

Freecycle and Freegle

Textiles  including clothes, underwear, shoes (tied in pairs), accessories (including hats, belts, bags and jewellery) bedding, curtains, tableclothes and towels.  Must be clean and dry so please place in a plastic bag.

Green box

Recycling bank

Recycled or re-used

Charity shop 
Freecycle and Freegle
Give & take day 

See here for more information about textiles

Visit Love your clothes to find out quick and easy ways to make the most of your clothes.

Learn to repair your textiles at monthly sessions in Bath. The Big Mend

https://www.facebook.com/thebigmend

Tyres

 

Recycling container (restrictions apply)

 

Videos

 

Landfill skip 

Freecycle and Freegle

Water filters

 

 

Several major retailers

Wood/timber

 

Wood recycling skip

Donate to charity 

Freecycle and Freegle

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