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 A to Z of reusing, recycling and waste disposal

Find your nearest recycling sites and brings sites

What can I put into my green bin?

Tick the box to display all items that you can put in your green bin  
  • Sample imageAsbestos

    You can take your asbestos to the Kirkstall Recycling Site. This is the only site that accepts asbestos and it is by appointment only
     
    Please note that there is a charge for this service. Further information can be found on the Kirkstall Recycling Site page.
     

    Kirkstall Recycling Site

  • Sample imageAerosols

    Why don't you try to avoid using aerosols by choosing pump sprays instead?
     
    Aluminium aerosols can be placed in your green recycling bin, or put in one of the can banks at your nearest bring site or recycling site. These items are used in metal smelters and made into new metal products.
     
    Please do not squash or pierce your unwanted aerosols.

    This item goes in green bin

  • Sample imageAluminium Cans

    Remember to wash and squash your aluminium cans.
     
    These can be placed in your green recycling bin.
     
    These items are used in metal smelters and made into new metal products.

    This item goes in green bin

  • Sample imageAluminium Foil

    Please try to reuse foil containers where possible - for example when freezing your leftover food. They also make good seed trays.
     
    Clean foil items can be placed in your green recycling bin and can banks at your nearest bring site or recycling site. 
     
    These items are used in metal smelters and are made into new metal products.

    This item goes in green bin

  • Sample imageAntifreeze

    Please take your bottles of unwanted anitfreeze to your nearest recycling site and put them in the chemical waste container. Ask the site staff for help if you are unsure where this is.

  • Sample imageAppliances

    If possible, please consider repairing your electrical appliances.

    If you are throwing out old and out-dated electrical equipment that still works, please donate it to a local furniture re-use organisation. They will re-use them, helping those in need.

    • Emmaus Leeds 0113 2484288
    • Leeds and Moortown Furniture Store 0113 2739727
    • St Judes 0113 2450800
    • Safe Haven 0113 3451218
    • SLATE 0113 2704005
    • Sydney Bridge 0113 2175388
    or visit the Revive Leeds re-use shop at Seacroft recycling site.

    If you are replacing a broken appliance, the retailer supplying your new appliance should offer you a take back service. Alternatively you can take your broken appliances to your nearest recycling site.

    Fridges and freezers, televisions and computer monitors should be put in the appropriate designated storage area. Ask the site staff if you are not sure where these are.

    All other appliances can be put in the electronic equipment container.  Materials such as plastics and metals are recycled into new products.

  • Sample imageAsh

    Wood ash can be added to your compost heap a little at a time and it contains useful potash for plant growth.
     
    Coal ash can be disposed of in your black rubbish bin. Please wait until it is cold and bag it up before putting it in your bin.