Haverhill Household Waste Recycling Centre
80.9% of all waste taken to this Household Waste Recycling Centre was recycled in June 2018This site accepts good quality items for re-use to help good causes
Site Address: Off Chalkstone Way, Haverhill, Suffolk, CB9 7UR (Off the A143 - Sturmer Road)
|Opening Times:||April - September||October - March|
|Monday||9am - 5pm||9am - 4pm|
|Tuesday||9am - 5pm|| 9am - 4pm
|Thursday|| 9am - 5pm
Open until 7pm (May - August)
|9am - 4pm|
|Friday||9am - 5pm||9am - 4pm|
|Saturday||9am - 5pm||9am - 4pm|
|Sunday /Bank Holidays||9am - 5pm||9am - 4pm|
CLOSED: Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years DayBefore you set off in bad weather check @SuffolkHWRC further down this page for information about site closures and updates
|For details on materials not accepted (e.g.cat/dog poo & asbestos) or restricted click here||Can't find the item you are looking for below check out our A - Z of Recycling webpage|
The icons below show what is accepted for recycling at this Household Waste Recycling Centre. (Click on each item to find out more about how to reduce, reuse or recycle this material):
Large non-recyclable items (e.g. mattresses, sofas etc) & excess rubbish bin waste can be taken to the Recycling Centres and placed in the non-recyclable container. If you persistently have excess waste that doesn’t fit in your bin or furniture you cannot get to the recycling centre contact your local borough/ district council for advice.
Recycle: Aerosol cans can be recycled in your kerbside recycling bin and in most can banks but DO NOT squash them - they could explode! Make sure they are empty. You can also recycle aerosol cans by placing them in the metal container at any of the Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centres. Please remove the plastic cap (which can be put into any kerbside recycling bin). Please note aerosols which have contained paint and other hazardous chemicals cannot be put in the kerbside recycling bin (even if they are empty).Also known as:
Aerosol Cans | Air Fresheners (Spray)Go to A - Z of Recycling ×
Reduce: Why not consider using reusable batteries instead of disposable ones?
Recycle: Household batteries can be recycled at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre or placed in battery containers which are often found in supermarkets. To find your nearest battery collection point click here.
St Edmundsbury operate a kerbside battery collection which was set up by European funding in 2007. Any batteries hanging from the pink hook on the blue recycling bins will be collected for recycling. Residents can use any type of carrier bag to hang their batteries on the hook. If residents in St Edmundsbury do not have a pink hook on their bin, they can request one to be sent to them by emailing email@example.com.
*Batteries must NOT be thrown away in your rubbish bin. They contain small quantities of hazardous material as well as precious metals and should be properly recycled.*Also known as:
BatteriesGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Reuse: Unwanted bicycles can be donated to local bicycle projects such as Re-cycle or the Green Bike Project. Alternatively bikes can be advertised on a free online re-use network such as Freegle. Working bicycles can also be taken to any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre and put in the reuse container (ask site staff for details).
Recycling: If a bicycle is beyond repair or in parts it can be recycled in the metal container at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre.Also known as:
BicyclesGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Reduce: Do consider using libraries more who stock the latest titles as well as DVDs, CDs etc.By reducing the number of books we buy, the less of a problem there will be in disposing of them later on. You could also consider getting a e-reader (e.g. Kindle).
Reuse: Pass unwanted books to friends or colleagues. Local charity shops will also be pleased to accept books in good condition.
Recycle: If they are beyond reuse, please take them to any of the Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centres and place in the Mixed media container. All books can also go in your Kerbside recycling bin.Also known as:
BooksGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Recycle: Clean cans, tins, metal bottle/jar tops, takeaway carton bases and aluminium foil (please roll up it up into tennis sized ball) can be recycled in your kerbside recycling bin, at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre or in any metal recycling bank. It would be helpful if you could squash or crush your cans.Also known as:
Cans | Steel Tins | Aluminium Cans | Aluminium Foil | Tin FoilGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Reuse: If you have any car parts and components suitable for reuse consider selling them or exchanging them via an online trading website.
Recycle: Engine oil and car batteries can be recycled at any of the Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centres. All other car parts and components need to be disposed of through a garage/licensed scrap dealer.Also known as:
Car BatteriesGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Car Seats (Child)
Recycle: If you can take your child's car seat apart to its different component parts first, then the materials can be placed in the appropriate recyclable container at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre. The hard plastic base would go in rigid plastics container and metal clasps can be recycled in the metal container. The foam and textile materials are not recyclable and will need to go in your general rubbish bin or in the non-recyclable container at the Household Waste Recycling Centre.
Disposal: Whole children's car seats can be disposed of at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre and placed in the non-recyclable container. (Please cut the straps on it to make sure the seat cannot be reused)
Seats from cars and other vehicle parts are not accepted at any Suffolk Recycling CentresAlso known as:
Car Seats (Child)Go to A - Z of Recycling ×
Reuse: Cardboard boxes are ideal for moving and often in demand, try advertising boxes for reuse on online reuse networks such as Freecycle or Freegle.
Recycle: They can be recycled in your kerbside recycling bin or in the cardboard container at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre. Small amounts can be composted in some kerbside compost bins (see below).
Home Compost: Cardboard can be put into your compost bin and is a particularly good way of reducing smells and increasing the effectiveness of your compost bin as it provides air pockets. It's more effective if scrunched into handful sized bits.Also known as:
Cardboard | Toilet Roll Tubes | CardsGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Cardboard tubes (with metal bases)
Reuse: Cardboard tubes with metal bases can be used for craft activities. Try searching the internet for lots of great ideas e.g. storage in the kitchen, stationary, money boxes, vases etc.
You can recycle the plastic lid in your kerbside recycling bin or at any Household Waste Recycling Centre.
Also known as:
Pringles tubes | Cardboard tubes (with metal bases) | Crisp tubes (with metal bases)Go to A - Z of Recycling ×
Recycle: Drink and food cartons can be put in your kerbside recycling bin. They also can be taken to any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre for recycling or placed in carton bring banks. To find local carton bring bank locations click hereAlso known as:
Cartons | Tetra Pak | Drink CartonsGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Recycle: Used cooking oil can be recycled at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre.Also known as:
Cooking Oil | Vegetable OilGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Reuse: Offer CD/DVDs to charity shops or through an online reuse network. Sell at a car boot sale, jumble sale or online market. You can also offer them to friends, neighbours, relatives or "re-gift" unwanted CD/DVDs.
Recycle: These can be recycled in their cases in the mixed media banks at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC).
Empty DVD & CD Cases: The cases can be recycled in the hard plastic container at any Suffolk HWRC.Also known as:
CDs | DVDs | DiscsGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Disposable Coffee Cups
Reduce: Why not buy yourself a reusable coffee cup instead? There are lots of different styles and sizes on offer. Some businesses may even offer money off if you bring your own cup.
Recycle: The coffee cup itself cannot be recycled, however the plastic lid and cardboard sleeve can be. You can recycle the cardboard sleeve and plastic lid in your kerbside recycling bin or in the cardboard and plastic containers at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre.
Home Compost: If the cup has a compostable symbol on it (example shown on left) you can compost it at home in your garden.
Disposal: Non-compostable coffee cups cannot be recycled due to the mix of materials in them. They will need to be put in your kerbside rubbish bin or in the non-recyclable container at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre.Also known as:
Disposable Coffee Cups | Coffee Cups (Disposable)Go to A - Z of Recycling ×
Recycle: Remove e-cigarette battery and place in the battery container and put the rest of the empty e-cigarette in the small electrical items container at any Suffolk Household Recycling Centre.Also known as:
Electronic CigaretteGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Recycle: Used engine oil can be recycled at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre. It is important that all waste oil is contained securely, and disposed of appropriately to avoid contamination. For further information on the disposal of waste engine oil and further disposal points please see www.oilbankline.org.ukAlso known as:
Engine OilGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Recycle: Glass panes, sheet glass and fish tanks can be recycled in flat glass container at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre. They cannot be recycled in glass banks.Also known as:
Flat Glass | Sheet Glass | Glass Panes | Window Panes | Fish Tanks | MirrorsGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Reduce: Wherever possible repair broken furniture.
Reuse: Offer furniture in good condition to charity shops (to find your nearest charity click here) or through an online reuse network, sell at a car boot sale, jumble sale or online market place. They can also be offered to friends, neighbours or relatives. Furniture in good condition can also be taken to any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) and placed in the re-use container (ask site staff for details).
Please note - If you want to donate a sofa/ uplholstered furniture to a charity it needs to have the fire labels still attached otherwise they will not be able to take it.
Recycle: Take to any Suffolk HWRCs and place it in the container appropriate to the material the piece of furniture is made of. Alternatively your local borough/ district council offers a charged bulky waste collection service.Also known as:
Furniture | Tables | Chairs | Wardrobes | Beds | Desks | Cupboards | Sofas | Ottomans | Garden Furniture | Chest of DrawersGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Recycle: You can recycle garden waste in your kerbside compost bin or at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre in the green container.
Most borough/ district councils will only accept windfall fruit and vegetables (from the garden, not kitchen) in the kerbside compost bin. Ipswich will also accept fruit and vegetables peelings and Suffolk Coastal will accept full food.
Branches going into the kerbside compost bin must be a maximum of 6cm in diameter. If they are any larger please take them to any Suffolk Household Recycling Centre and put them in green container.
Home Compost: All garden waste can be placed in a home composting bin.
Japanese Knotweed and Ragwort require special handling and should not be placed in your kerbside or home composting bin. (See the separate A - Z entries for these weeds to find out more information.)Also known as:
Dead Plants and Flowers | Garden Waste | Prunings and Twigs | Grass | Leaves | Hedge Clippings | Weeds | Branches | Windfall fruit | Vegetables from GardenGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Gas Bottles and Cylinders
Reuse/ Disposal: Gas cylinders should be returned to the agent or company that you purchased them from for re-use or disposal. Contact details for most of major brands can be found here.
Recycle: Only Calor and Flo gas bottles can be taken to any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre. Please see site staff who will store the bottle safely.
For smaller gas cylinders used for portable stoves, please search again for "Camping gas bottles".Also known as:
Fire Extinguishers | Gas Bottles and Cylinders | Helium Gas Bottles and CylindersGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Glass Bottles and Jars
Recycle: Glass bottles and jars can be recycled at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre or any glass bringbank.
Tips for glass recycling:
* Make sure that bottles are empty and have been rinsed out - you can put any metal caps and lids in the glass bank but no corks please.
* Don't put window glass, light bulbs, reading glasses, cooking dishes or glass crockery items in glass bins/ banks, however they can all be recycled in different containers at Household Waste Recycling Centres.
* Pyrex glass items cannot be recycled and needs to go in to your kerbside rubbish bin (if not suitable for reuse).
To find your nearest bottle bank go to the RecycleNow Bank Locator
Glass Bottles and Jars | Wine Bottles | Bottle Tops (Metal)Go to A - Z of Recycling ×
Reduce: Wherever possible repair broken hard plastic items such as plastic: toys, homeware, gardenware and accessories.
Reuse: Hard plastic items in good condition could be offered to charity shops or through an online reuse network. (To find your nearest charity shop click here.) You might also be able to sell some hard plastic items through a car boot sale, jumble sale, or online market. Offer unwanted items to friends, neighbours or relatives.
Recycle: Hard plastic items are not accepted in your kerbside recycling collection bin but can be recycled at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre in the rigid plastic container.
To check out our spiffing 'Plastics - Know Your Place' video and webpage as well as find the answers to frequently asked questions about plastics click here.Also known as:
Hard Plastics | Action Figures | Plastic Toys | Watering Can (Plastic) | Air Fresheners (Plastic) | Bucket (Plastic) | Buttons | Car Window Scrapers | Chopping Board (Plastic) | Clothes Hangers (Plastic) | Cotton Reels | Curtain Fittings (Plastic) | Cutlery (Plastic) | Dustpan and Brush | Laundry Pegs (Plastic) | Potty | Sink Drainer (Plastic) | Swimming Goggles | Toilet Seat (Plastic) | Toothbrushes (Non-electric) | Colander (Plastic) | Tupperware | Shredders (Plastic) | Lego | Plant Pots (Plastic) | Floppy Discs | Roof Sheeting (Plastic)Go to A - Z of Recycling ×
Recycle: There is a charge for disposing of hardcore, rubble and soil at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre. (This includes: breeze blocks, bricks, ceramics (e.g. sinks/toilets), concrete, tiles, flagstones, gravel, sand, soil/turf, stones and tarmac). Prices start from £2, click here for pricing chart. Additional guidance for single item charges can be found here.
For large amounts you could also hire a skip, a skip bag, or dispose of the waste at a commercial waste transfer station (a charge may apply).Also known as:
Rubble | Bricks | Tiles | Masonry | Stone | Hardcore | Plates (Crockery) | Mugs (Crockery) | Bowls (Crockery) | Dishes (Crockery) | Cups (Crockery) | Ceramic Pots and Jars | Bathroom Suite | Plant Pots (Ceramic)Go to A - Z of Recycling ×
Large Electrical Appliances
Reuse: Some charities will accept large electrical items for reuse. To find your nearest charity click here.
Recycle: Large electrical items can be recycled at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre in the large domestic appliance section. Alternatively your local borough/ district council offers a charged bulky waste collection service. If you are purchasing a new electrical item to replace an old one, ask whether the shop offers a takeback scheme to recycling your old item.
Also known as:
Large Electrical Appliances | Washing Machines | Ovens | Cookers | Dishwashers | Tumble Dryers | Fridges and Freezers | MicrowavesGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Recycle: All type of light bulbs including Halogen, fluorescent light bulbs and energy saving light bulbs can be taken to any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) for recycling.
Several supermarkets and electrical retailers in Suffolk have collection points for low energy & LED light bulbs. To find locations of these collection points please click here.Also known as:
Fluorescent Tubes | Light BulbsGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Metal Pots Pans and Trays
Recycle: You can recycle your metal pots, pans and trays in your kerbside recycling bin, or at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre in the metal container. Please note that glass pan lids CAN NOT be placed in your kerbside bin. Glass pan lids rimmed with metal can go into the scrap metal container at any Household Waste Recycling Centre in the county.
Find out more about the Getting Your Recycling Right campaign here.
Also known as:
Metal Pots Pans and TraysGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Reuse: Metal items in good condition could be offered to charity shops or through an online reuse network. (To find your nearest charity shop click here.) You might also be able to sell some metal items through a car boot sale, jumble sale, or online market. Offer unwanted items to friends, neighbours or relatives.
Recycle: Any metals item can be recycled in the metal container at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre.
Metal pots, pans (including metal lids) and trays can be placed in your kerbside recycling bin - as can empty aerosol cans.
You may be able to sell some types of metal (e.g. cars) to your local scrap metal dealer.Also known as:
Scrap Metal | Metals | Knives | Keys | Umbrellas | Bucket (Metal) | Cutlery (Metal) | Lawnmower (Petrol)Go to A - Z of Recycling ×
Reuse: If your phone is still working (and sometimes newer broken models) can be sold to companies that will refurbish it to sell on. Alternatively charity shops often have envelopes for you to send the phone off as a donation.
Recycle: Older and broken models can be recycled at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre. To find other organisations/ charities which could recycle your mobile phone click here.Also known as:
Mobile Phones | Smart PhonesGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Reuse: Musical instruments in working condition can be passed on or sold through websites/ music shops. Alternatively they can be donated to charity shops.
Recycle/ Disposal: If you have an instrument broken beyond economic repair, please take it to any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre and place it in the material container appropriate to what the instrument is made from.Also known as:
Musical Instruments | Xylophones | ZithersGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
1) The Mailing Preference Service will prevent most unsolicited addressed mail by removing your name from marketing lists based in the UK - Visit their website at www.mpsonline.org.uk or phone 0845 703 4599. To stop the Royal Mail posting unaddressed mail to your home, you must opt out of their service. Contact them at: Freepost RRBT-ZBXB-TTTS, Royal Mail Door to Door Opt Outs, Kingsmead House, Oxpens Road OXFORD, OX1 1RX or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Also consider only printing what you actually need as hard copy. Read the news online or on TV as an alternative to buying a daily newspaper.
Reuse: Use old envelopes, or the blank sides of printed sheets, as note paper.
Recycle: All dry paper can be recycled (apart from shredded paper, kitchen towels and tissues) in the kerbside recycling bin, at any paper bank or at any of the Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centres.
Compost: Small scraps of paper and shredded paper which may get lost in the recycling process can be put in your home compost bin and in some kerbside composting bins (to find out more click here).Also known as:
Newspapers | Paper | Magazines | Envelopes | Junk MailGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Plastic Bottles and Food Packaging
Reduce: Wherever possible try and avoid purchasing overpackaged food items (e.g. individually wrapped cake slices) and reuse/refill plastic drinks bottles and containers.
Recycle: Any plastic bottles (including drinks, cleaning and beauty products) and all moulded plastic food packaging (e.g. tubs, pots, inner trays and black plastic) can be recycled. Remember loose bottle tops are too small to survive the pre-sorting process at the recycling facility and won’t get recycled unless you wash and squash your empty plastics bottles and then place the top back on - then recycle in your kerbside recycling bin or in the plastic bottle container at any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC).
To check out our spiffing 'Plastics Recycling' webpage as well as find the answers to frequently asked questions about plastics click here.Also known as:
Cleaning Products | Fruit Punnets | Washing and Detergent Bottles | Plastic Bottles and Food Packaging | Meat Trays (Plastic) | Milk Bottles (Plastic) | Sandwich Packets (Plastic moulded) | Sauce Bottles (Plastic) | Shampoo and Conditioner Bottles | Shower Gel Bottles | Tablet and Vitamin Bottles | Yoghurt pots | Bottle Tops (Plastic) | Straws (Plastic) | Roll on Deodorant bottle (Plastic)Go to A - Z of Recycling ×
Reuse: Ink cartridges can be refilled at less cost than buying new, saving waste and money.
There are also several companies that will collect ink cartridges (including laser printer cartridges) and toners from both householders and businesses on behalf of charities. Usually these services are free of charge by supplying freepost return envelopes or by arranging collections for larger quantities. These companies often collect unwanted mobile phones alongside ink cartridges. Search Tip: Try typing "recycling print cartridges" into your internet search engine.Also known as:
Ink Cartridges | Printer Cartridges | Laser Printer Cartridges | Toner CartridgesGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
There are 11 Recycling Centres across Suffolk where you can bring/donate items for reuse, as well as recycling or disposal of household type waste materials.
All sites are open 6 days a week (closed Wednesdays). For details on opening times and locations of the sites click here.
Some items are not permitted, have restrictions or will cost to bring to the Recycling Centres, click here to find out more. If you are unsure if a certain item can be taken, try searching for it on our A – Z of Recycling.
Traders are allowed onto the Recycling Centres but will have to pay for their waste through the Recycling Centre trade waste service.
If you have any comments or issues about the Recycling Centres please email us on email@example.com, but before you do, see if your question has been answered on our Frequently Asked Questions section.Also known as:
Recycling CentresGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Recycle: You can recycle sawdust from untreated, unpainted wood in your kerbside compost bin or at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre in the green container.
Home Compost: Sawdust from untreated wood can also be composted in a home composting bin.Also known as:
SawdustGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Reduce: Only shred what you need to shred - i.e. only parts of a document that contains personal/ sensitive information. Also signing up to get electronic statements instead of paper copies is also another good way to reduce the need to shred documents.
Reuse: Use shredded paper as packing material to protect items of mail inside their parcel. Soft shredded paper can be used as caged animal bedding. It can also be used as an alternative to confetti.
Recycle: Shredded paper can be recycled in Ipswich, Suffolk Coastal and Waveney in the kerbside compost bin but staples and glossy paper need to be removed before to shredding. You can also take shredded paper to any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre and place it in the paper container.
Home compost: Shredded paper can also be home composted.Also known as:
Shredded PaperGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Small Electrical Items
Reduce: Where possible, try to get your broken electricals repaired. If you are confident try searching for online repair tutorials.
Reuse: Offer electrical items in good condition and full working order to charity shops or through an online reuse network. Donate small electricals in working condition at any Suffolk Recycling Centre where they are tested and sold either at The Benjamin Foundation Reuse Shop or by local charities Gatehouse and Ipswich Furniture Project. (If you are looking to donate computers/ laptops/ phones please make sure you wipe the hard drives/ memory or remove memory cards first as the charities may not do this.)
Recycle: If the electrical items are beyond repair you could:
- Check whether your retailer has a take back scheme
- Take them to any Suffolk Recycling Centre and place in small electricals items container
- In Ipswich and Suffolk Coastal you can take items to small electrical recycling banks (Find your local recycling points here)
*Electrical items (mains and battery powered) must NOT be thrown away in your rubbish bin. They contain small quantities of hazardous material as well as precious metals and should be properly recycled.*Also known as:
Hearing Aids | Small Electrical Items | Hairdryers | Sandwich Toasters | Electric Razors | Food Mixer | Blenders | Electric Whisks | Tablets (Electric) | MP3 Players | Kettles | Toasters | Electric Heaters | Electric Fans | Power Tools | Sat-Navs | CD Players | DVD Players | Digital Receivers | Video Recorders | Steamers | Slow Cookers | Remote Controls | Coffee Makers | Digital Cameras | Card-Readers | Disc Drives | Electronic Clocks | Calculators | Lamps | Alarm Clocks | Shredders (Electric) | Monitors | Computers | Laptops | Scanners | Printers | Mouse | Keyboards (Instrument) | Projectors | Torches | Flashlights | Games Consoles | Pagers | Radios | Pedometers | Thermostats | Chargers | Watches | Extension Leads | Plug Adaptors | Electric Toys | Vacuum Cleaners | Hoovers | Irons | Hair Straighteners | Intercoms | Walkie-Talkies | Walkman | Cassette Recorders | Headphones | Earphones | Dictaphones | Tape Decks | Microphones | Sewing Machines | Speakers | Record Players | Toothbrushes (Electric) | Digital Picture Frames | Xbox | Nintendo | Playstation | Air Fresheners (Electric) | Keyboards (Computer) | Telephone | Lawnmower (Electric) | Oil Filled RadiatorsGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Recycle: If the alarms are broken please take them to any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre and place in the container for small electrical items. You could also contact the manufacturer and ask for advice about disposing of the alarm.Also known as:
Smoke Detectors | Fire AlarmsGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Reuse: Retain excess soil for planting and potting, or ask your neighbours, friends or relatives if they have any use for it.
Home compost: Small amounts of excess soil can be added to your home compost bin.
Recycle: There is a charge for disposing of hardcore, rubble and soil at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre. For more information and a table of prices click here.Also known as:
Soil | Dirt | Loam | TopsoilGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Reuse: Some opticians collect unwanted glasses for onward donation to charity. Ask your local charity shop if they will accept reading glasses, prescription glasses, or sunglasses. Vision Aid is a charity which recycles old glasses to help African people gain access to eye care, to find your nearest drop off point for Vision Aid click here.
Recycle: All Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centres accept glasses for recycling.Also known as:
Spectacles | Glasses | SunglassesGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Recycle: Catalogues and telephone directories (including Yellow pages) are accepted in kerbside recycling bins and can also be taken to any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre and placed in the paper bank.Also known as:
Telephone Directories | Yellow Pages | CataloguesGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Reuse: Wherever possible repair damaged textiles; for example it may be possible to patch ripped garments, or replace buttons or zips, etc. Pass wearable garments onto younger children as hand-me-downs. Offer items in good condition and full working order to charity shops or through an online reuse network. Sell through a car boot sale, jumble sale, or online market. Offer unwanted items to friends, neighbours or relatives, or "re-gift" unwanted gifts next Christmas. Garments beyond repair can be torn up and re-used as rags and wipers.
Recycle: Take any unwanted textiles to any textiles or clothing bank (to find your nearest click here) or to any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre for recycling.Also known as:
Textiles | Clothing | Quilts | Jumpers | Trousers | Tea Towels | Stuffed Toys | Underwear | Socks and Shoes | Pillowcases | Curtains | Wellies | Gloves | Trainers | Swimsuits | Dresses | Textiles Napkins | Leather BeltsGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Recycle: Turf can be recycled at any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre (with most of the soil removed) in the garden waste container.Also known as:
TurfGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
TVs and Monitors
Reuse: Some charities will accept televisions for reuse. To find your nearest one click here. You can also sell/ exchange television and monitors through an online reuse network, car boot sale, jumble sale, or online market. Offer unwanted items to friends, neighbours or relatives.
Recycle: TVs and monitors can be recycled at your any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre in the large domestic appliance section. Alternatively your local borough/ district council offers a charged collection service.Also known as:
TVs and Monitors | TelevisionsGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Recycle: Wood, items made from wood and natural corks can be taken to any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre and placed in the wood container.Also known as:
Timber | Garden Shed (Wood) | Wood | Fence Panels And Posts | Laundry Pegs (Wood) | Corks (Natural)Go to A - Z of Recycling ×
Reuse: Wool or woollen garments in good condition can be donated to Charity Shops.
Recycle: All wool garments can be taken to any textiles or clothing bank (to find your nearest click here) or to any Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centre for recycling.
Home Compost: Clothing made from 100% wool can be composted at home - you may want to cut off any labels as these will be made from man-made materials. If you cut the garment up into small pieces it will compost much quicker.Also known as:
Wool ClothingGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Reduce: Think about buying an 'experience' present rather than a gift this year
Reuse: Why not try an alternative wrapping paper? For some ideas click here
Recycle: All wrapping paper can be recycled (apart from 'foil effect' and glittery paper) in the kerbside recycling bin or at any of the Suffolk Household Waste Recycling Centres in the paper container.Also known as:
Wrapping PaperGo to A - Z of Recycling ×
Reuse: If the zipper is separate but still working it could be used to replace broken zips on other garments.
Recycle: If the zip is detached and no longer working you can recycle in the metal container at any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC).
If the zip is still attached to the clothing, bag, pillowcase etc. but the item is unusable then please recycle the whole item in any textiles or clothing bank (to find your nearest click here) or at any Suffolk HWRC.Also known as:
ZipsGo to A - Z of Recycling ×