Recycling

There are several simple ways to save money by reducing, reusing and recycling much of the waste we produce. Take a look at our hints, tips, advice and some fantastic resources to make the most of your waste.

Ways to reduce, reuse and recycle

Recycling tips

If you want to know what to put in your recycling, where to recycle a specific item and where to find your nearest recycling locations, take a look at this local recycling page.

If you’re arranging for anyone other than your local council to collect your household waste, book an ethical and reputable company. Check registration details, ask questions and make sure you have valid paperwork.

If you’re disposing of or recycling an old computer, don’t forget privacy issues. Make sure you wipe all the data, restore back to factory settings and ensure your personal details can’t be found.

Disposing of large waste items

Saying goodbye to an old appliance? For £20, you can book a date and time with AO and they’ll collect and recycle your goods. No work for you and you get to do your bit for the environment.

You can also arrange special collections of large waste items through your local council. To find out details of your local authority, just enter your postcode on this website.

Join in with recycling

Instead of throwing away your old items, why not recycle them at a Repair Café? These free meeting places are all about repairing things together. They even provide tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need. Find your nearest Repair Café.

If you’re in the London area, why not take your old furniture and appliances to Rework? They repair any good quality, reusable items and pass them onto various London charities for resale. Rework save 1,200 tonnes of material from being thrown away every year by repairing and reselling which sounds like a good reason to recycle your old furniture and appliances through them.

Recycling around the home

Recycle Now have produced a fantastic series of short videos to find out how to recycle specific items, what not to recycle and to see some recycling magic!

10 things you didn't know you can recycle

There are many items around the house that you can recycle, especially in the kitchen and bathroom. Take a look at some of the items you may not have known you could recycle.