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 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

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
  • 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

  • Re-use as storage or pot plant holders

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. 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

  • Re-fill

J

Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed can’t go in your food and garden bin and can’t be taken to your local Recycling Centre.

Japanese knotweed is classed as hazardous waste and removal of this should be done under the guidance provided by the Environment Agency.

For more information please visit www.gov.uk.

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.

N

Nappies

O

Oil

P

Paper, magazines, envelopes, cardboard

Plastic bottles

R

Receipts 

Please put till and card receipts in your grey (general waste) bin. This is because the type of paper on which receipts are printed, cannot be recycled.

Rubble, bricks, and hardcore

S

Scrap metal

Sharps

  • Please do not put sharps in any of your bins at home
  • You need to dispose of sharps by following the supplier’s instructions
  • You can get a sharps bin on prescription (FP10 prescription form) and it can be returned to your doctor or health centre who have issued the prescription to dispose of when it’s full.

The following pharmacies in Oldham provide a service to dispose of sharps for drug users. This service is not for diabetics who can get a sharps bin on prescription from their doctor.

Site

Address

Town / City

Postcode

Boots Pharmacy - Town SQ

1 Town Square Shopping Centre

Oldham

OL1 1XD

Butler Green Pharmacy

Fields New Road,

Chadderton

OL9 8NH

Gardners Chemist

285 Rochdale Road

Oldham

OL1 2HG

Kamsons Pharmacy

Unit 4 Failsworth Precinct, Sisson Street

Failsworth

M35 0FF

Lloyds Pharmacy - Featherstall Road South

Featherstall road south,

Oldham

OL9 7AY

Seemed Pharmacy

165 Waterloo Street

Oldham

OL4 1EN

Well Pharmacy (Bestway National Chemists)

388-390 Ashton Road,

Oldham

OL8 3HF

Werneth Pharmacy

116 oxford street

Oldham

OL9 7SJ

Sharps can also be taken to: 

Needle Exchange | Rochdale and Oldham (turning-point.co.uk)

Shoes (see clothes)

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')