A-Z

What to do with your waste

It’s best to prevent or avoid waste arising in the first place.  Next best is to reuse items to extend their useful life.  Next best is recycling, so materials can be made back into new products. Disposal should be the last resort.

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z,

A

Item or material

Reduce & Reuse

Recycle

Disposal


Aerosol can

Recycling collections

Flats and communal collections

Aluminium foil

Recycling collections

Why wasn’t my recycling collected?

Asbestos

Asbestos disposal at sites
Disposal of plasterboard and plaster

Asbestos

Asbestos collection
Disposal of plasterboard and plaster

Asbestos

Asbestos and plasterboard payment page

Ash

Reuse in the garden (wood ash)

Refuse collections

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B

Item or material

Reduce & Reuse

Recycle

Disposal

Batteries (car)

Recycling collections

Recycling centres

Batteries (household)

Recycling centres

Recycling points at shops

Bedding (not stuffed items)

Recycling collections

Beds

Furniture and appliances reuse

Recycling centres

Bulky waste collections

Bicycles

More ways to reuse

Recycling centres


Books More ways to reuse

Recycling centres in the cardboard skip

Bottles – glass (bottles and jars)

Recycling collections

Recycling centres

Bottles – plastic

Reuse in the garden

Recycling collections

Recycling centres

Bottle tops – plastic

Reuse in the garden

Refuse collections

Why only plastic bottles

Bottle tops – steel

Recycling collections

Bubble wrap

Charities

Refuse collections


Bulky waste

Furniture and appliances reuse

Recycling centres

Bulky waste collections

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C

Item or material

Reduce & Reuse

Recycle

Disposal

Cans

Creative reuse: miscellaneous

Recycling collections

Flats and communal collections

Recycling centres

Cardboard

Reuse in the garden

Recycling collections

Recycling centres (large quantities)

Carpet

Furniture and appliances reuse

Reuse in the garden

Recycling centres

Bulky waste collections

Carrier bags

Creative reuse: plastics

Recycling points at shops

Cartons

Recycling centres
At Bridgwater, Chard, Crewkerne, Frome, Highbridge, Minehead, Street, Taunton, Wellington, Wells, Williton and Yeovil

Refuse collections

Why wasn’t my recycling collected?

Cat litter

Refuse collections

CDs

More ways to reuse

 

Refuse collections

Christmas trees

Christmas waste and recycling (see: after the dust …)

Cling film


Refuse collections

Why wasn’t my recycling collected?

Clothing

Ways to waste less

Creative reuse fabrics and footwear

Recycling collections

Recycling centres

Cooking oil

Recycling centres

Crisp packets

Refuse collections

Why wasn’t my recycling collected?

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D

Item or material

Reduce & Reuse

Recycle

Disposal

DVDs

Ways to waste less

 

Refuse collections

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E

Item or material

Reduce & Reuse

Recycle

Disposal

Egg boxes

Home composting advice and tips

Reuse in the garden

Recycling collections Recycling centres Refuse collections (plastic egg boxes)

Electrical items

Furniture and appliances reuse

Recycling centres

Energy saving light bulbs

Recycling centres

Recycling points at shops

Envelopes

Recycling collections

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F

Item or material

Reduce & Reuse

Recycle

Disposal

Fire extinguishers

Hazardous waste disposal

Fireworks

Hazardous waste disposal

Foil

Recycling collections

Food waste

Home composting (some)

Recycling collections

Foreign currency

Charities

Florescent light tubes

Recycling centres

Fridges and freezers

Recycling centres

Bulky waste collections

Furniture

Furniture and appliances reuse

Creative reuse furniture

Recycling centres

Bulky waste collections

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G

Item or material

Reduce & Reuse

Recycle

Disposal

Garden tools

Furniture and appliance reuse

Reuse in the garden

Recycling centres

Garden waste

Home composting

Compost bin offer

Recycling centres

Garden waste collections

Gas appliances

Recycling centres

Bulky waste collections

Gas cylinders

Recycling centres (charges)

Glass bottles and jars

Recycling collections

Flats and communal collections

Recycling centres

Why wasn’t my recycling collected?

Glass sheets/windows

Reuse in the garden

 Recycling centres mixed waste

Grass cuttings

Home composting advice and tips

Home composting

Garden waste collections

Recycling centres

Greeting cards

Creative reuse: paper and card

Recycling collections

Christmas waste and recycling

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H

Item or material

Reduce & Reuse

Recycle

Disposal

Hardcore and rubble

Recycling centres (charges)

Hazardous household waste

Hazardous waste disposal

Hypodermics

Clinical waste collections

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I

Item or material

Reduce & Reuse

Recycle

Disposal

Inhalers

Recycling points at shops

Ink cartridges

Charities

Recycling centres

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J

Item or material

Reduce & Reuse

Recycle

Disposal

Juice cartons

Recycling centres (most)

Refuse collections

Why wasn’t my recycling collected?

Junk mail

Junk mail

Recycling collections

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K

Item or material

Reduce & Reuse

Recycle

Disposal

Kitchen roll

Food waste collections

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L

Item or material

Reduce & Reuse

Recycle

Disposal

Leaves

Home composting advice and tips

Reuse in the garden

Recycling centres
Garden waste collections

Light bulbs (incandescent)

Refuse collections (wrap carefully)

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Low energy light bulbs

Recycling centres

Recycling points at shops

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M

Item or material

Reduce & Reuse

Recycle

Disposal

Margarine tubs

Reuse in the garden

Refuse collections

Why wasn’t my recycling collected?

Mattresses

Furniture and appliances reuse

Recycling centres

Bulky waste collections

Medicines

Collection points at shops

Metal items

Recycling centres

Mobile phones

More ways to reuse

Recycling centres

Mobility aids

Clinical waste collections (see: unwanted equipment)

Monitors

More ways to reuse

Recycling centres

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N

Item or material

Reduce & Reuse

Recycle

Disposal

Nappies – cloth

Cloth nappies

Nappies – disposable

Refuse collections

Newspapers

Reuse in the garden

Recycling collections

Recycling centres

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O

Item or material

Reduce & Reuse

Recycle

Disposal

Oil – cooking oil

Recycling centres

Oil – engine oil

Recycling centres

Oil tank – plastic

Hazardous waste disposal

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P

Item or material

Reduce & Reuse

Recycle

Disposal

Paint

Hazardous waste disposal (if lead based)

Pallets

Make your own compost bin

Recycling centres

Paper napkins

Food waste collections

Plasterboard

Recycling centres

Asbestos and plasterboard payment


Plastic bags

Recycling points at shops

Refuse collections

Why wasn’t my recycling collected?

Plastic bottle tops

Reuse in the garden

Recycling points at shops

Charities

Refuse collections

Why only plastic bottles

Plastic film

Recycling points at shops

Refuse collections

Why wasn’t my recycling collected?

Plastic food packaging

Packaging

Recycling points at shops

Refuse collections

Why wasn’t my recycling collected?

Plastic – other types

Refuse collections

Polystyrene

Refuse collections

Recycling centres

Printer cartridges

Charities

Recycling centres

Pyrex glass

Refuse collections

Why wasn’t my recycling collected?

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Q

Item or material

Reduce & Reuse

Recycle

Disposal

Quilts

Recycling centres

R

Item or material

Reduce & Reuse

Recycle

Disposal

Radiator

Recycling centres

Refills

Smarter shopping

Packaging

Refrigerators

Furniture and appliances reuse

Recycling centres

Bulky waste collections

Rubble

Recycling centres (charges)

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S

Item or material

Reduce & Reuse

Recycle

Disposal

Sanitary items

Refuse collections

Shoes

Charities

Recycling collections

Recycling centres

Shredded paper

Recycling collections questions and answers

Smoke alarms

Recycling points at shops
Recycling centres

Soil

Recycling centres (charges)

Spectacles

Recycling points at shops

Stamps

Charities

Storage heater

Asbestos disposal at sites

Straw or sawdust

Home composting

Garden waste collections

Recycling centres

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T

Item or material

Reduce & Reuse

Recycle

Disposal

Telephone directories

Recycling collections

TetraPak

Recycling centres
At Bridgwater, Chard, Crewkerne, Frome, Highbridge, Minehead, Street, Taunton, Wellington, Wells, Williton and Yeovil

Why wasn’t my recycling collected?

Textiles

Creative reuse: fabrics and footwear

Recycling collections

Recycling centres

Tin foil

Recycling collections

Why wasn’t my recycling collected?

Toner cartridges

Charities

Recycling centres

Tools

Charities

Freecycle and Freegle groups

Reuse in the garden

Toothpaste tubes and brushes

Refuse collections

Why only plastic bottles

Toys

Charities

Recycling centres

Recycling centres

Trade waste

Business waste

Business waste

TV screens

Furniture and appliances reuse

Recycling centres

Tyres

Recycling centres (charges)

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U

Item or material

Reduce & Reuse

Recycle

Disposal

V

Item or material

Reduce & Reuse

Recycle

Disposal

Vegetable peelings

Home composting advice and tips

Food waste collections

Video cassettes

 

Refuse collections

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W

Item or material

Reduce & Reuse

Recycle

Disposal

Wall paper

Recycling centres

Refuse collections

Waste Electrical and Electronic equipment

Furniture and appliances reuse

Recycling centres

Water filters

Recycling points at shops

Refuse collections

Weeds

Home compost advice and tips

Recycling centres

Garden waste collections

Window frames

Reuse in the garden

Recycling centres

Wood

Recycling centres


Woolly jumpers

Reuse in the garden

Recycling collections

Wrapping paper

Christmas waste and recycling

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X

Item or material

Reduce & Reuse

Recycle

Disposal

Xmas

Christmas waste and recycling

Y

Item or material

Reduce & Reuse

Recycle

Disposal

Yellow pages

Recycling collections

Yoghurt pots

Reuse in the garden

Refuse collections

Why only plastic bottles

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Z

Item or material

Reduce & Reuse

Recycle

Disposal

Zimmer frame

Clinical collections (see: unwanted equipment)

Recycling centres

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