Can we help?
Please read the answers to commonly asked questions below to see if these will answer your query.
Q: How do I find out what and where I can recycle xxxx?
A: You can find out what you can recycle at home and where your nearest recycling centres are by simply entering your postcode into this handy locator tool.
- Enter your postcode and press enter
- Your nearest recycling centres will be displayed
- Select the type of material using the list on the left hand side
- Click the little arrow on the right hand side of the box for a more detailed list of items
- To find out what you can recycle at home, click the link/image under the 'materials' list entitled "What can I recycle AT HOME"
- A list of individual items is then displayed
Q: I want to recycle an old piece of furniture that is still in good condition. How do I do this?
A: If the item is still reusable you may wish to contact local charitable organisations to see if they are able to take the item (check your local authority website). There is also an organisation called the Furniture Reuse Network (FRN), who holds details of a network of organisations who reuse furniture. To find details of local organisations use the search facility on their website.
You could also advertise the item on some of the free recycling websites, within your local free newspapers or local supermarket noticeboards.
For more ideas, read our full guide on what to do with furniture.
Q: How do I recycle a bulky item I cannot transport?
A: Speak with your local council - they should be able to arrange a bulky waste collection for you.
Q: Where can I purchase a compost bin / caddy bags?
A: Many local councils have teamed up with Evengreener/Get Composting to offer residents home composting bins and accessories such as caddy bags at reduced prices. Please check the Get Composting website to see if your council is taking part.
You may also find that some of the larger garden centres and supermarkets now also sell compost bins/compostable bags.
Q: My bin has not been collected / has been stolen / is broken?
A: You will need to raise this with your local council. Ask to speak to the Waste Team.
Q: Can you link to my organisation from your website?
A: We follow certain guidelines when deciding which organisations we provide links to on our website.
If you're running a local recycling or re-use event and would like us to share the details on our website, you can let us know using our events form.