Reuse and Recycling Centre

What you can take to the Reuse and Recycling Centre

You can dispose of a wide range of unwanted household and garden items at the Reuse and Recycling Centre (RRC). If needed, we can help you separate the items into the different containers for reuse or recycling.

Don’t forget that many retailers offer take back services where they can take away your old appliances when they deliver your new one. This can be a lot easier than bringing it in for disposal yourself.

If you bring waste which looks like it's of commercial origin, you will be asked to complete and sign a 'Declaration of Household Waste' form. This form is used to declare that waste is residential and not trade. Data from the forms is also used to help us monitor site usage. The data is not passed to any third party.

If you're employing people to carry out work at your home, then you cannot bring their waste to the RRC

We accept a wide variety of materials, including:

  • aerosols (empty)
  • batteries (household and car)
  • building rubble and hardcore
  • cans and tins
  • card and cardboard
  • cartons (food and drink cartons, eg Tetra Paks)
  • CDs, DVDs
  • clothes and shoes
  • electrical appliances, large and small
  • electronic equipment
  • fridges and freezers - domestic only
  • furniture
  • garden waste
  • gas bottles
  • glass bottles and jars
  • ink and toner cartridges
  • lightbulbs (any kind, including fluorescent)
  • metal
  • mobile phones
  • oil, used engine and cooking oil
  • paint
  • paper such as newspapers, magazines, catalogues and directories, including the Yellow Pages
  • plasterboard
  • plastic bags/film 
  • plastic bottles and food containers, like yoghurt pots and ready meal food trays
  • textiles and shoes
  • tyres
  • wood, timber, MDF and chipboard

You can also bring household waste, which is sent for energy recovery or to a landfill site.

If you're disposing of unwanted computing equipment, either at the RRC, or via our bulky waste collection service, you should ensure that all personal information has been thoroughly wiped from any storage devices (eg hard drives) within that equipment.

Please wear sturdy footwear when visiting the RRC

Page last updated: 19 December 2018