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Recycling Guidance: G

Garden Chemicals

Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRS) can accept small quantities* of unwanted garden chemicals, where site staff will ensure safe disposal of the product.

*We cannot accept quantities larger than 25 litres.

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Garden Waste

You can recycle your garden waste by taking it to your local Household Waste Recycling Site (HWRS) for composting.

On site there are designated bays, containers or skips for your old grass cuttings, leaves, branches and so on.

Very large branches, tree stumps and logs need to be placed into the wood bins.


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Gas Bottles

Gas bottles can be taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Site (HWRS). These will be returned to the issuing company and refilled for further use.  Gas bottles must not exceed 15kg in size.


Alternatively, you can return it to the place where you purchased the bottle. If you do not know where that was, there will be a name of the type of gas on the bottle and you can return it to a local dealer of that gas e.g. Calor.

Gas bottles CANNOT be placed in your recycling bin at home as they are explosive. 

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Glass

Only glass BOTTLES and JARS can be recycled in your recycling bin at home.

 

Items for your recycling bin:

Yes please

·         Coffee jars

·         Wine bottles

·         Beer bottles

·         Jam jars

·         Sauce bottles/jars

These items, along with the rest of the recycling in your bin, will be taken to Ford Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) to be sorted and separated into individual material types ready for the next stage of the recycling process.

Please ensure that all glass bottles and jars are placed in your recycling clean and free from any food/liquid leftovers.

 No thanks: mirror or window glass, Pyrex, drinking glasses, milk bottles, ceramics, crockery, glass vases, paperweights and spectacles (as these have different chemical properties)

These items are to be placed in with your general household waste.

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Glass Bottles and Jars

Glass bottles and jars can be put in your recycling bin at home.

These, along with the rest of the recycling in your bin, will be taken to Ford Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) to be sorted and separated into individual material types ready for the next stage of the recycling process.

Please remove the lids from your bottles and jars before putting them in your recycling bin. If the lid if metal, you can pop that in your recycling bin. But, please place it in your recycling bin loose.

Please remember - only glass bottles and jars can be placed in your recycling bin. Other glass products such as wine glasses, Pyrex dishes and so on have different chemical properties and cannot be recycled with glass bottles and jars.

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Glasses (Spectacles)

Next time you buy a new pair of glasses, remember to ask your optician if they’ll take back your old pair for recycling.

It is estimated that there are 200 million people in the developing world whose quality of life would be drastically improved if they owned a pair of glasses. 

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Grass Cuttings

You can recycle your grass cuttings by taking them to your local Household Waste Recycling Site (HWRS) for composting.

On site there are designated bays, containers or skips for your old grass cuttings, leaves, branches and so on.


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Greeting Cards

You can recycle your old greeting cards by placing them in your recycling bin at home.


Alternatively you can try to reuse your old greeting cards before recycling them!

Here are some ideas to get you started.

·         When it comes to reusing greeting cards, one of the simplest things to do is to cut the front picture off the old greeting card and use it as a postcard or to make a new greeting card.

·         Make tiny gift boxes from them.

·         If there is nothing written on the inside of the front, reuse it as a thank you note and send as a postcard.

·         Make bookmarks from them.

·         Storage Box - Use decoupage techniques to create a fun box.

·         Gift Tags – cut the design from the front of the card as use as gift tags.

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