What to do with your rubbish

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

Aluminium cans and aerosols

Asbestos

B

Batteries

Books

Bric a brac

  • Car boot sale
  • Donate to charity
  • Donate to your local school, playgroup, or doctors’ surgery (for toys and games)

Brochures (see ‘Paper’)

Building materials (see ‘Rubble, bricks, and hardcore’)

Bulky waste

Business waste

  • Phone 0161 770 6644

C

Cans

Cardboard

  • Re-use for storage, or playing with kids
  • Put in your blue bin or no-blo bag. Large boxes should be flattened and put next to your paper recycling container
  • Visit a recycling bank
  • Visit a household waste and recycling centre
  • Compost it (shred first)

Cards

Carpets

Carrier bags

  • Re-use bags (take them to the supermarket again, or use them as bin liners)
  • Many supermarkets have carrier bag recycling bins at their stores or sell ‘bags for life’

Cars

  • Phone: 0161 770 6644 to report an abandoned car

CDs, tapes, records

Christmas trees

You can chop up your tree and recycle it in the green bin, if you have one or you can take it to a household waste and recycling centre.

Clothes and textiles

  • Car boot sale
  • Donate to charity. Some charities give out sacks that are collected from your door.
  • Visit a household waste and recycling centre
  • Some charities will take unrepairable clothing for shredding and re-use as stuffing (Oxfam Wastesaver - phone: 01484 542021 or The Salvation Army - phone: 01933 441086)

Crockery and cutlery

Computers

  • ITUK: 0161 230 6644
  • Computer Recycling Centre Salford: 0161 287 8913
  • Computer Aid International: 0870 1212101

Cookers (See ‘White goods’)

D

Dead animals

  • The Council will removal dead animals found on the public highway within 24 hours and smaller animals if they are in a particularly sensitive location. Phone 0161 770 6644 to report.

E

Electrical appliances

F

Foil

Food Waste

  • Put it in your green food caddy or garden waste bin
  • Put it in your garden compost bin (not meat, dairy or cooked food products). See Composting.

Fridges/freezers (see ‘White goods’)

Furniture

G

Garden waste

Gas bottles

Glass jars and bottles

Light bulbs, Pyrex, crystal, window glass, and mirrors cannot be recycled. Wrap carefully and put in your grey bin, or take to a a household waste and recycling centre

H

Hazardous waste

I

Ink cartridges

J

Junk mail (see ‘Paper’)

K

Kitchen waste (see ‘Food Waste’)

L

Litter

  • To report litter or flytipping phone 0161 770 6644
  • Get involved, join Litterwatchers (phone 0161 770 6644)

M

Medicines

  • Clean empty bottles can be recycled as glass or plastic.

Mobile phones

N

Nappies

O

Oil

P

Paper, magazines, envelopes, cardboard

Plastic bottles

R

Rubble, bricks, and hardcore

S

Scrap metal

Shoes (see clothes)

Spectacles

Steel tins and cans

T

Tools

  • Your local DIY shop may refurbish tools
  • Donate to Tools for Self Reliance. Phone 02380 869697 to arrange collection
  • Recycle as scrap metal (see ‘Scrap metal’)

Trade waste

  • Phone 0161 770 6644

Tyres

W

White goods e.g. washing machines

Wood

Y

Yellow Pages (see 'Paper')


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