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Acids - acids used at home can be hazardous and can be deposited in the chemical stores at one of the Household Recycling Centres to ensure they are disposed of safely. Remember - don't pour acids down the drain.
Aerosols - these can be recycled in your green box or taken to one of the can banks around North Lincolnshire. Please make sure that aerosols are completely empty, remove the lid and plastic nozzle if possible before recycling. Never attempt to puncture, crush or burn an aerosol can.
Aluminium cans and foil - cans and clean foil can be recycled in your green box or taken to one of the can banks around North Lincolnshire. We are unable to accept foiled pouches.
Animal bedding and faeces - you can place small amounts of animal bedding and faeces in your general waste bin. Alternatively, you can take up to one black bag, once a week, to your local Household Recycling Centre. This is felt sufficient for a normal household with a small number of household pets, such as a dog, cat, rabbit or rodents. Animal bedding and faeces from herbivorous animals such as rabbits or guinea pigs can be home composted. If you have a large number of household pets or large animals such as horses you will need to contact a private licenced disposal site or alternatively treat it in a septic tank which can be emptied and taken off site.
Asbestos - small amounts of household asbestos can be taken to the Household Recycling Centre in Scunthorpe, restrictions apply and requests need to be made in advance. Please see our asbestos disposal page for more information.
Ash - ash from a solid fuel fire cannot be recycled or composted and should be disposed of in your general waste bin. Wait until the ash has cooled before putting into your bin. Wood ash can be recycled in a home composter.
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Batteries - household batteries can be recycled in your green box. Please put batteries into a clear plastic bag and place it on top of the cans and glass so that it is visible. Please do not include car batteries, these must be taken to the Household Recycling Centres to be recycled. A separate container for collecting household batteries is also available at the Household Recycling Centres.
Bedding and blankets - these can be recycled in your red textile bag along with your kerbside boxes. You can also take them to the Household Recycling Centre or to one of the textile banks around North Lincolnshire. Please also see quilts as these cannot be recycled in your textile bag. You could give unwanted bedding and blankets to your local charity shop.
Bicycles - unwanted bicycles in any condition can be taken to the Carlton Education Centre as they will repair them to full working order. Even parts of old bicycles are welcome as these can be reused. Please contact them before dropping off your bicycle on 01652 637489
Carlton Education Centre is located at:
Barton upon Humber
Bicycles can also be taken to one of the Household Recycling Centres. Bicycle tyres and inner tubes can be recycled with tyres at no extra cost.
Bin - see our recycle at home page for more information on what we accept in each of your bins and boxes.
Blue box - to find out more see our blue box page.
Books - books can be recycled in the book banks at the Household Recycling Centre no matter what their condition. Books collected are sold in the British Heart Foundation shops.
Any 'un-sellable' items will be recycled.
Any unwanted books in a good condition can also be taken to your local charity shop. Damaged books can be taken apart and recycled - if you separate the pages from the cover and spines, the pages can be recycled in your blue box and the cardboard cover in your burgundy bin.
Bric-a-brac - you can donate your unwanted bric-a-brac/reusable items for reuse at the Household Recycling Centres. Items accepted include: chest of drawers, wardrobes, book cases, sofas (carrying a fire label), children's toys, garden furniture, CDs, DVDs (all items must be clean with no major damage). Simply present your items to a site attendant who will determine whether it is suitable for the reuse scheme. You can also donate your items through the furniture reuse scheme.
Brita water filter cartridges - Brita have situated recycling bins in high street stores such as Argos and Tesco where their products are sold. Please visit the Brita website to locate your nearest recycling point. Other water filter product are available, however not all will be recyclable. Please check with individual manufacturers.
Brown bin - to find out more see our brown bin page.
Bulky items - we run a bulky collection service for bulky household items such as TVs and furniture. See the bulky collection page for more information.
Burgundy bin - to find out more see our burgundy bin page.
Business Waste – to find out more see our commercial waste pages.
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Cans - aluminium and steel cans can be recycled in your green box or in one of the can banks around North Lincolnshire.
Car batteries - car batteries can be taken to one of the Household Recycling Centres where they are collected for recycling.
Cardboard - cardboard can be recycled in your burgundy bin or at the Household Recycling Centres. We do not accept cardboard containers with a metal base; these will need to go into your general waste bin.
Cards - greetings cards without glitter can be recycled in your burgundy bin or at the Household Recycling Centres. If the card has glitter on then you will need to place these in your general waste bin.
Carpets and rugs - good quality rugs may be able to be donated to your local charity shop. If you cannot find a use for your unwanted carpets and rugs they can be taken to the Household Recycling Centres at Scunthorpe or taken to any of the other Household Recycling Centres and disposed of in the general waste skip. Carpets and rugs can also be collected from your home as part of a bulky collection service.
Cartons - food and drink cartons, for example, for soup, juice and milk, can be recycled in your burgundy bin or at the Household Recycling Centres.
Carrier bags - please do not put carrier bags in your burgundy bin as we cannot recycle them. Carrier bags can be taken for recycling at some supermarkets across the area including Asda, Morrisons and Tesco Extra.
CDs and DVDs - unwanted CDs and DVDs can be recycled in the British Heart Foundation recycling banks at the Household Recycling Centres. Items collected are sold in the British Heart Foundation shops.
Ceramics - unwanted ceramics or china can be donated to your local charity shop. Broken ceramics or china could be used for drainage in plant pots. Alternatively it can be disposed of in your general waste bin or at the Household Recycling Centres.
Chemicals - chemicals used at home can be hazardous and can be deposited safely at one of the Household Recycling Centres in the chemical store. Remember - do not pour chemicals down the drain as they may damage the environment.
Christmas Lights - you can recycle your old Christmas lights in a standard supermarket carrier bag and present along with your kerbside boxes.
Civic amenity sites - please see Household Recycling Centres.
Clinical waste - there are two types of clinical waste currently collected from domestic households. The first is waste relating to incontinence and similar conditions. This is not classed by the NHS as hazardous and as such can be placed into your general waste bin. If you or a member of your household suffers with incontinence please contact the Customer Helpline to enquire about getting a larger bin.
The second type of clinical waste relates to dressings and wounds. Such waste will contain blood and other bodily fluids. This is classed by the NHS as hazardous and as such should not be put into your general waste bin. If you or a member of your family has dressings or similar waste please contact the Customer Helpline.
Clothing - unwanted clothing can be recycled in your red textile bag along side your kerbside boxes. You can also take it along to the Household Recycling Centre or one of the textile banks across North Lincolnshire or donated to your local charity shop.
Commercial waste - please visit our commercial waste pages for more information.
Composting - please visit our composting page for more information on composting at home and how to purchase a reduced price compost bin.
Computers - you can take your unwanted computer to the Household Recycling Centres for recycling. For peace of mind please delete all personal information before passing on your computer.
Confidential waste - households do produce some confidential waste including bank statements and receipts. While waste collections are inherently safe we can not be responsible whilst it is at the kerbside. Once waste is transferred to collectors it becomes their property. We recommend shredding your confidential waste paper before putting it into your blue box and wrapping it in sheets of newspaper to stop it from being blown out or place in a carrier bag. This could also be composted at home. See our confidential waste page for further information for businesses.
Cooking oil - cooking oil can be put into the special containers provided at all Household Recycling Centres. We cannot accept cooking oil from trade premises. Remember - pouring oil down the drain can cause blockages, is illegal and is damaging to the environment.
Curtains - unwanted curtains can be recycled in your red textile bag along with the kerbside boxes. You can take them to the Household Recycling Centre or to any of the textile banks across North Lincolnshire area. You could also donate them to your local charity shop.
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Dead animals - if you find a dead animal at the side of the road, please call the Customer Contact Centre with a detailed location and if it is on the public highway we will arrange to remove it.
Disposable nappies - disposable nappies are made from a mixture of materials (plastic, textiles, adhesive strips) and cannot be recycled. These should be bagged and disposed of in your general waste bin. The alternative to disposable nappies is of course reusable nappies, please see real nappies for more information.
Duty of care - please see businesses duty of care page.
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Education - see our school and community group page for more information
Egg boxes - cardboard egg boxes can be recycled in your burgundy bin, in the cardboard skip at the Household Recycling Centres or they can be placed in your home compost bin. Egg boxes which are plastic coated cannot be recycled and should be reused or disposed of in your general waste bin.
Eggshells - we do not accept eggshells in the brown bin. They can be placed into your home compost bin or alternatively disposed of in your general waste bin.
Electrical items - you can recycle your small electrical items at the kerbside, see our bins, boxes and bags page for more information.
Large electrical appliances can be taken to one of the Household Recycling Centres for recycling. Bulky electrical items e.g. fridges, TVs and washing machines can be collected from your household as part of a bulky collection service. If the item is still in a good condition, see our furniture reuse schemes page for more information on how it could be reused by someone else.
Engine oil - engine oil from your household can be put into the special containers provided at the Household Recycling Centres for disposal.
Envelopes - plastic windows and adhesive strips on envelopes contaminate the recycling process. Residents are asked not to recycle envelopes in the blue box or paper banks. However, if you are willing to remove the sticky adhesive strip and plastic window, the remainder of the envelope can be recycled.
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