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    Whether you live in a house, a flat above a shop, or a block of flats you can recycle.

    More than just paper; plastic and cans, you can also recycle a range of other items such as textiles; electrical and electronic items and even furniture and appliances.

    Find out what, and how, you can recycle from each room in your home, by using the scroll function above.

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  • Christmas cards

    Paper

    Plain Christmas cards (no glitter, no novelties) can be recycled using your blue wheelie bin for recycling.
  • Christmas tree

    Real Christmas trees only. All decorations should be removed and tree trunks must not exceed 20cm in diameter or 6 ft in height (taller trees can be cut in two). Trees will be collected from outside your property..
  • Batteries

    Batteries

    Batteries can be recycled. Please put batteries inside a plastic bag and place on top of or next to your blue wheelie bin for recycling on collection day.

  • Carpet

    Large household items

    Good condition items can be collected and donated to families in need as part of our reuse service. Items which are not in good condition can be taken to reuse and recycling centres or collected as bulky waste.

  • DVD player

    Small electrical items

    Items can be recycled in neighbourhood electrical and electronic recycling banks, or can be taken to reuse and recycling centres.

  • Lamp

    Small electrical items

    Items can be recycled in neighbourhood electrical and electronic recycling banks, or can be taken to reuse and recycling centres.

  • Light Bulb

    Light Bulbs

    You can recycle energy saving bulbs and incandescent light bulbs at Greenford Reuse and Recycling Centre only.

  • Newspaper

    Paper

    Newspaper and paper can be recycled using your blue wheelie bin for recycling.

  • Sofa

    Large household items

    Good condition items can be collected and donated to families in need as part of our reuse service. Items which are not in good condition can be taken to reuse and recycling centres or collected as bulky waste.

  • Television

    Large household items

    Good condition items can be collected and donated to families in need as part of our reuse service. Items which are not in good condition can be taken to reuse and recycling centres or collected as bulky waste.

  • Vacuum cleaner

    Large household items

    Good condition items can be collected and donated to families in need as part of our reuse service. Items which are not in good condition can be taken to reuse and recycling centres or collected as bulky waste.

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  • Turkey bones

    Food waste

    Raw and cooked meat (including bones) and dairy foods can be placed in your food bin to be recycled as part of the weekly food waste recycling service.

  • Cardboard Packaging

    Cardboard

    Cardboard can be recycled using your blue wheelie bin for recycling. Please flatten first. If the cardboard will not fit in your blue wheelie bin please place next to your recycling. Extra large cardboard should be taken to reuse and recycling centres.

  • Cooked meat

    Food waste

    Raw and cooked meat can be recycled using your food bin as part of the weekly food waste recycling service.

  • Cooking oil

    Oil

    Used cooking oil can be taken to reuse and recycling centres.

  • Drinks cartons

    Cartons

    Drink or food cartons can be recycled using your blue wheelie bin for recycling.

  • Egg shells

    Food waste

    Egg shells, fish and meat bones can be recycled using your food bin as part of the weekly food waste recycling service.

  • Fridge

    Large household items

    Good condition items can be collected and donated to families in need as part of our reuse service. Items which are not in good condition can be taken to reuse and recycling centres or collected as bulky waste.

  • Fruit and Vegetables

    Food waste

    Raw and cooked fruit and vegetables can be recycled using your food bin as part of the weekly food waste recycling service.

  • Glass bottles and jars

    Glass

    Glass bottles and jars can be recycled using your blue wheelie bin for recycling.

  • Microwave

    Large household items

    Good condition items can be collected and donated to families in need as part of our reuse service. Items which are not in good condition can be taken to reuse and recycling centres or collected as bulky waste.

  • Plastic bottles

    Plastics

    Plastic bottles, tubs and containers can be recycled using your blue wheelie bin for recycling.

  • Plastic cleaning bottles

    Plastics

    Plastic cleaning bottles can be recycled using your blue wheelie bin for recycling.

  • Plastic food trays

    Plastics

    Plastic packaging can be recycled using your blue wheelie bin for recycling.

  • Raw meat

    Food waste

    Raw and cooked meat can be recycled using your food bin as part of the weekly food waste recycling service.

  • Toaster

    Small electrical items

    Items can be recycled in neighbourhood electrical and electronic recycling banks, or can be taken to reuse and recycling centres.

  • Washing Machine

    Large household items

    Good condition items can be collected and donated to families in need as part of our reuse service. Items which are not in good condition can be taken to reuse and recycling centres or collected as bulky waste.

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  • Present boxes

    Cardboard

    Cardboard can be recycled using your blue wheelie bin for recycling. Please flatten first. If the cardboard will not fit in your blue wheelie bin please place next to your recycling. Extra large cardboard should be taken to reuse and recycling centres.

  • Aerosol Cans

    Aerosols

    Aerosols can be recycled in your blue wheelie bin for recycling.

  • Bed

    Large household items

    Good condition items can be collected and donated to families in need as part of our reuse service. Items which are not in good condition can be taken to reuse and recycling centres or collected as bulky waste. Mattresses can also be recycled at re-use and recycling centres.

  • Bedding

    Textiles

    Linen can be recycled if put inside a plastic bag and placed on top of or beside your blue wheelie bin for recycling. Alternatively, linen can also be taken to textile banks across the borough, or to re-use and recycling centres.

  • Books

    Charity

    We recommend that you take books, cds and DVDs to charity stores for reuse.

  • Clothing

    Textiles

    Clothing can be recycled. Please put clothing inside a plastic bag and place on top of or beside your blue wheelie bin for recycling. You can also take them to textile banks across the borough, or to reuse and recycling centres.

  • Curtains

    Textiles

    Curtains can be recycled if put inside a plastic bag and placed on top of or beside your blue wheelie bin for recycling. Alternatively, curtains can also be taken to Greenford Reuse and Recycling Centre, textile banks or can be taken to charity shops.

  • Drawers

    Large household items

    Good condition items can be collected and donated to families in need as part of our reuse service. Items which are not in good condition can be taken to reuse and recycling centres or collected as bulky waste.

  • Hair dryer

    Small electrical items

    Items can be recycled in neighbourhood electrical and electronic recycling banks, or can be taken to reuse and recycling centres.

  • Shoes

    Textiles

    Shoes can be recycled. Please tie pairs together where possible and place on top of or beside your blue wheelie bin for recycling. You can also take them to textile banks across the borough, or to reuse and recycling centres.

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  • Bicycle

    Large household items

    Good condition items can be collected and donated to families in need as part of our reuse service. Items which are not in good condition can be taken to reuse and recycling centres or collected as bulky waste.

  • Car batteries

    Batteries

    Old car batteries can be recycled. Please place beside your blue wheelie bin for recycling on collection day.

  • Engine oil

    Oil

    Used engine oil can be recycled. Please ensure it is in a plastic sealed bottle and place on top of or beside your blue wheelie bin for recycling.

  • Gas bottles

    Gas bottles can be recycled at Greenford Reuse and Recycling Centre.

  • Lawn mower

    Large household items

    Good condition items can be collected and donated to families in need as part of our reuse service. Items which are not in good condition can be taken to reuse and recycling centres or collected as bulky waste.

  • Paint

    DIY waste

    Paint can be recycled at Greenford Reuse and Recycling Centre.

  • Power tool

    Small electrical items

    Items can be recycled in neighbourhood electrical and electronic recycling banks, or can be taken to reuse and recycling centres.

  • Scrap metal

    DIY waste

    Scrap metal can be recycled at reuse and recycling centres. Charges may apply.

  • Timber

    DIY waste

    Timber can be recycled at reuse and recycling centres. Charges may apply.

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  • Christmas bulbs

    Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

    Items can be recycled in neighbourhood electrical and electronic recycling banks, or can be taken to reuse and recycling centres.

  • Carrot nose

    Food waste

    Raw and cooked fruit and vegetables can be placed in your food bin to be recycled as part of the food waste recycling service.

  • Grass

    Garden waste

    Grass clippings can be collected by subscribing to the garden waste service. Or you can take to reuse and recycling centres.

  • Hedge

    Garden waste

    Hedge, plant and flower prunings can be collected by subscribing to the garden waste service. Or you can take to reuse and recycling centres.

  • Plastic furniture

    Large household items

    Good condition items can be collected and donated to families in need as part of our reuse service. Items which are not in good condition can be taken to reuse and recycling centres or collected as bulky waste.

  • Timber

    DIY waste

    Timber can be recycled at reuse and recycling centres. Charges may apply.

  • Trees

    Garden waste

    Hedge, plant and flower prunings can be collected by subscribing to the garden waste service. Or you can take to reuse and recycling centres.

  • Wooden furniture

    Large household items

    Good condition items can be collected and donated to families in need as part of our reuse service. Items which are not in good condition can be taken to reuse and recycling centres or collected as bulky waste.