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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 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 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 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.

  • Sample imageBaby Goods

    Please remember that good condition baby clothes, toys and equipment can be passed on to friends, relatives, neighbours or donated to your local charity shop. Your local nursery or playgroup may also be pleased to receive them.
     
    If you are throwing out old baby clothes, toys and equipment, please donate them to a local 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.

    Seacroft recycling site details

  • Sample imageBags

    Remember to take out a shopping bag or few carrier bags with you so that you don't need to accept anymore.

    Save money by using carrier bags as bin liners at home.

  • Sample imageBatteries

    Please try to avoid using household batteries by buying solar powered equipment or using rechargeable batteries.
     
    Single cell household batteries e.g. AA or AAA can be taken to collection points at any retailers where batteries are sold and to many council premises e.g. libraries, sports centres, One Stop Centres, schools etc. They can also be recycled at some bring sites and all recycling sites.
     
    For more information on battery recycling, please see the link below.
     
    You can take your car batteries to your nearest recycling site.

    Recyclenow Batteries

  • Sample imageBedding and Blankets

    Please consider donating your unwanted good quality bedding, duvets, sheets and blankets to local charities.
     
    • Emmaus Leeds 0113 2484288
    • Leeds and Moortown Furniture Store 0113 2739727
    • St Judes 0113 2450800
    • Safe Haven 0113 3451218
    • SLATE 0113 2704005
    or visit the Revive Leeds re-use shop at Seacroft recycling site.

     
    Duvets, blankets and sheets that are not good enough to be used again can be donated to the RSPCA (0113 2420463) or to the Dogs Trust (0113 2814920) for use as bedding for rescue animals.
     
    You can also put these items into a textile bank at your nearest bring site and recycling site.

  • Sample imageBeds

    Please donate your unwanted beds, which are still in reasonable condition and have a fire label to a local re-use organisation. They will come and collect it from your home, and their contact details are below:
     
    • Emmaus Leeds 0113 2484288
    • Leeds & Moortown Furniture Store 0113 2739727
    • St Judes 0113 2450800
    • Safe Haven 0113 3451218
    • SLATE 0113 2704005
    • Sydney Bridge 0113 2175388

     

    If your bed is in poor condition, please take it to your nearest recycling site for disposal. If you are unable to do this, you can book a bulky waste collection by ringing 0113 2224406. These materials will be disposed of to landfill.

     

  • Sample imageBeverage Cartons

    Cartons for milk, soft drinks, fruit juices and soup are generally made of Tetra Pak packaging. This packaging is not an ordinary cardboard as it has been coated with sealant and therefore cannot be recycled with normal cardboard.

    There are 5 sites in Leeds where you can take your Tetra Pak carton packaging for recycling. These are:

    • Sainsburys White Rose Centre
    • Owlcote Shopping Centre
    • Wetherby (Thorp Arch) Recycling Site
    • Yeadon (Milner's Road) Recycling Site
    • Meanwood Road Recycling Site

    The paper fibre within the packaging is recycled to make new paper products.  The mix of plastic and aluminium within the packaging is used to generate electricity or separated for recycling of the individual materials.

  • Sample imageBicycles

    Please try to pass your unwanted bicycle to friends, relatives or neighbours so they can be used and enjoyed by someone else.
     
    You can donate them (even if they need repairs) to the local charities:
     
    • Emmaus (0113 2484288)
    • St Judes (0113 2450800)
     
    You can take them to the Revive Leeds re-use shop at Seacroft recycling site.   Alternatively, you could put them in the re-use container at your nearest recycling site where they will be collected and repaired by a local charity.
     
    If your bike is not good enough to used by someone else, please put it in the scrap skip at your nearest recycling site. It will be used in a metal smelter to make new metal products.

  • Sample imageBooks

    Please remember to use your local library - this will help you to reduce the amount of unwanted books you have.
     
    Books can be taken to any charity shop for resale or you can put them in the book banks at your nearest recycling site. 
     
    The books put into bookbanks are sold in charity shops or recycled into new paper and cardboard products.

  • Sample imageBottles and Jars

    Please remember that washed and clean glass jars can be used again for storing homemade jam, pickles, herbs and other foodstuffs. Wine and beer bottles can be re-used in home brewing.
     
    Glass bottles and jars can be recycled at your nearest bottle bank, bring site or recycling site. Most glass is sent for remelt and is recycled into new products.
     
     

  • Sample imageBricks

    Please remember that bricks can be cleaned and used for a wide variety of projects around the house or garden e.g. for paths, edging, raised beds, compost heaps or barbeques.
     
    Bricks and rubble can be taken to your nearest recycling site and put in the skips marked Bricks and Rubble. These items will be used for roads and surface cover on landfill sites.
     
    Please note that for one off visits, we can only accept up to five rubble sacks (25kg standard type) or one small car boot load per week of soil, inert or rubble waste at the recycling sites.

  • Sample imageBrochures

    You can recycle your unwanted brochures by putting them in your green recycling bin or taking them to your nearest bring site or recycling site.

    This item goes in green bin

  • Sample imageBubblewrap

    Remember that bubblewrap is useful in the garden as it can be used to protect plants from frost.
     
    Bubblewrap can be recycled by putting it in your green recycling bin or taking it to your nearest bring site or recycling site. It is recycled into new plastic products.

    This item goes in green bin

  • Sample imageBuilding Materials

    Many building materials (bricks, large pieces of stone, doors and windows) can be reused within your home and garden. Alternatively, you could sell them to a local architectural salvage yard. Please see link below.
     
    Brick and rubble can be taken to your nearest recycling site and put in the skips marked Brick and Rubble. These materials are used for cover and roads on landfill sites.
     
    Please note that for one off visits, we can only accept up to five rubble sacks (25kg standard type) or one small car boot load per week of soil, inert or rubble waste at the recycling sites.

    Online salvage yards

  • Sample imageBulky Waste

    Please consider donating large furniture items that are in reasonable condition and working electrical appliances to local re-use organisations (please note mattresses and three piece suites will need a fire label). These organisations will come and collect them from your home and their contact details are:
     
    • Emmaus Leeds 0113 2484288
    • Leeds and Moortown Funiture Store 0113 2739727
    • St Judes 0113 2450800
    • Safe Haven 0113 3451218
    • SLATE 0113 2704005
    • Sydney Bridge 0113 2175388

     

    Freecycle is also another way to pass your unwanted items to others who may need them.

    If your unwanted items are not suitable to be used again, you can take them to your nearest recycling site. If you are unable to do this, you can book a collection at a cost for selected items - please see our "Get rid of unwanted items" page below to find out how. These items will be recycled where possible.

    Get rid of unwanted items

  • Sample imageCans

    Rinse and squash all cans (steel and aluminium) and recycle them through your green recycling bin. 
     
    These items are used in metal smelters and made into new metal products.

    This item goes in green bin

  • Sample imageCar Batteries

    You can take your car batteries to your nearest recycling site.

  • Sample imageCardboard

    Did you know? Cardboard sheets can be used in the garden as a mulch to suppress weeds or ripped up can be added to your compost heap. It can also be shredded and used for animal bedding.
     
    All cardboard such as brown card, cereal boxes, egg boxes, toilet roll tubes etc. can be placed in your green recycling bin.
     
    Larger corrugated cardboard boxes should be flattened and deposited in the cardboard skips at your nearest recycling site.
     
    This is recycled back into cardboard products e.g. packaging materials, cat litter etc.

    This item goes in green bin

  • Sample imageCards

    Please consider re-using your old birthday and Christmas cards as gift tags or labels.
     
    They can be recycled by putting them in your green recycling bin or taking them to your nearest bring site or recycling site. Please ensure that cards with foil or glitter are not placed in the recycling containers as this type of material causes contamination.
     
    These items are recycled back into cardboard products (packaging materials, cat litter)

    This item goes in green bin

  • Sample imageCarpet

    Why not hire an industrial steam cleaner or use a local carpet cleaning firm to clean and spruce up your carpet so you can continue to use it. 
     
    Did you know? If you have a homemade compost heap, pieces of carpet are ideal as an insulating material to place on the top of the heap to keep the heat in. 
     
    Unwanted carpets and rugs can be sold or given to charity shops, see the page below for links to local groups.
     
    As a last resort unwanted carpets should be taken to your nearest recycling site and placed in the general waste skips. These will be sent to landfill for disposal.

    Bulky Waste Collection

  • Sample imageCarrier Bags

    Please try to remember to take a shopping bag or few spare carrier bags with you shopping so that you don't need to accept anymore. 
     
    You can save some money by using old carrier bags as bin liners instead of buying bin liners. 

    This item goes in green bin

  • Sample imageCars

    If your car is beyond repair, you should take it to a local scrap metal merchant for disposal. Please note that scrap has a value so shop around for the best offer.

  • Sample imageCartons

    Food and beverage cartons are used to carry products such as milk, soft drinks, fruit juices, soups etc. Cartons are lined with several layers of polyethylene (Plastic) and in some long life cartons, a thin layer of aluminium. Because of this it is not suitable for recycling along with normal cardboard.
    There are two sites in Leeds where you can take your cartons for recycling:
    • Sainsburys White Rose Centre
    • Owlcotes Shopping Centre
    The fibre from the cartons is recycled in to coreboard which is then converted into industrial tubes and cores. The plastic is recycled into new polymer products such as children’s play mats and the aluminium is used in products such as breeze blocks.

  • Sample imageChairs

    If your unwanted chair is good enough to be used by others, donate it to a local re-use organisation. Armchairs must have a fire label to be re-used.
    • Emmaus Leeds 0113 2484288
    • Leeds & Moortown Furniture Store 0113 2739727
    • St Judes 0113 2450800
    • Safe haven 0113 3451218
    • SLATE 0113 2704005
    • Sydney Bridge 0113 2175388

    You can also take it to the Revive Leeds re-use shop at the Seacroft recycling site or to your nearest recycling site where you can put it in the re-use container.


    If it is not good enough to re-use you can take it to your nearest recycling site for disposal. Please remember that wooden furniture can be recycled in the timber container.

    If you are unable to do this, you can book a bulky item collection by phoning 0113 222 4406

  • Sample imageChemicals

    There are many chemicals used in the home that are hazardous substances, for example paint, white spirit, bleach, antifreeze, brake fluid, engine oil, household and garden chemicals, and pesticides. Please try to use non-toxic alternatives instead. 
     
    Never dispose of chemicals down your sink or drain. Please take them to your nearest recycling site so that they can be disposed of correctly. There is a household chemical container on all the sites. 
     
    These chemicals will be re-used within the chemical industry wherever possible, incinerated or turned to a solid material for disposal at landfill.
     
    If you are unable to get to a recycling site, please ring 0113 22244406 (Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm) to see if we can help.

  • Sample imageChristmas Trees

    Re-useable artificial trees should be donated to charity shops. 
     
    Real Christmas trees should be taken to your nearest recycling site and put in the green waste skips. They will be composted and made in to soil conditioner for use in land restoration projects.
     
    Please ensure that all decorations are removed before putting your tree in the skip. 

  • Sample imageChristmas Waste

    Reduce your Christmas waste by buying cards made from recycled card and reusing good quality wrapping paper. 
     
    You can re-use old cards to make gift tags and new cards. 
     
    Recycle your Christmas cards in your green recycling bin or in the paper bank at your nearest bring site or recycling site. These are recycled back into cardboard products e.g. packaging materials, cat litter.
     
    Please ensure that cards with foil or glitter are not placed in the recycling bin as this type of material causes contamination.

  • Sample imageClothing

    Please donate clean clothing that is good enough to be re-used to your local charity shop where they will be resold.  Alternatively, you could organise a jumble sale or local swap shop event to pass on items that you no longer want. 
     
    All textiles, even if they are ripped and paired shoes can be recycled by putting in the textile bank at your nearest bring site or recycling site. 
     
    These items will be used as second hand clothes if good enough quality, or shredded and used as filling material e.g. for mattresses or to make recycled products, or to become wiping cloths for industry.

  • Sample imageComics

    Please consider donating unwanted magazines and comics to your friends and relatives, colleagues or your local doctors surgery. You may even find that some comics have resale value e.g. on eBay etc.
     
    They can be recycled in your green recycling bin or at your local bring sites and recycling sites. They will be made into new paper products.

    This item goes in green bin

  • Sample imageCompact Discs (CDs)

    If your unwanted CDs are pre-recorded and still work, you can donate them to your local charity shop.  
     
    There are also many on-line companies that offer a CD recycling service.

  • Sample imageCompost & Compost Bins

    Please try to avoid using peat based compost as rare peat bog ecosystems are destroyed to make it. Instead why don't you make your own compost from fruit and vegetable peelings, grass cutting, garden prunings etc. 
     
    For more information about how to make your own compost and the compost bins offered by Leeds council, please see the links below.
     
     

    Recyclenow Home Composting

    Composting

  • Sample imageComputers

    Contact, a Leeds community interest company, are always looking for donations of unwanted computer equipment.  They refurbish them for use by other not-for-profit and community organisations or recycle the materials. Their telephone number is 0113 242 4421. 
     
    Computers from your home can also be taken to your nearest recycling site.  Please put them in the electronic equipment skip. Materials such as plastics and metals are recycled into new products.

  • Sample imageCooking Oil

    Please remember that used cooking oil can be recycled and made into biodiesel.  Please do not pour it down the drain. 
     
    To recycle your cooking oil please take to your nearest recycling site and put it in the used cooking oil container. It will be used to create bio-diesel or as a fuel in an energy from waste facility.

  • Sample imageCrockery, Ceramics, China

    Please donate any crockery, ceramics or china that is good enough to your local charity shop.  
     
    You can take broken crockery to your local recycling site where you should put it in the rubble and inerts skip. It will be used for road building or surface cover on a landfill site.

  • Sample imageDomestic Appliances

    Please see Electrical and Electronic Appliances

  • Sample imageDrink Cartons

    Please see Cartons

  • Sample imageDuvets

    Please see Bedding and Blankets

  • Sample imageElectrical and Electronic Appliances

    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

    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 imageEngine Oil

    Please do not pour engine oil down the drain.
     
    To recycle your engine oil, please take it to your nearest reycling site and put it in the used engine oil container. It will be used to create bio-diesel or as a fuel in an energy from waste facility.
     
     

  • Sample imageFluorescent Tubes

    You can take your fluorescent tubes to your nearest recycling site. Please put them in the appropriate collection container. These will be recycled and the mercury that they contain will be recovered.

  • Sample imageFoil

    Please see Aluminium Foil

  • Sample imageFood Waste

    Try to reduce the amount of food waste that you produce by planning meals, making your portions smaller (if you tend to throw away alot of cooked food) and freezing spare portions.
    You can compost your vegetable peelings and cooked food in your compost bin (but not meat and fish). Please see the recyclenow link below for information on how to do this.
    Some food waste, for example fruit skins, can't be put in your brown bin as they may have been subject to pesticides which could contaminate the rest of the waste.
    For tips on how to reduce the amount of food waste you produce, and for recipie ideas, shopping lists and menus please see the love food hate waste link below.
    Residents in the Rothwell area can put all their food waste in their food waste bin for weekly collection.

    Love food hate waste

    Recyclenow Home Composting

  • Sample imageForeign Coins

    Most charity shops will accept them. Alternatively why not keep them to pass on to friends and relatives for their holidays.

  • Sample imageFridges and Freezers

    If your fridge or freezer is in working order, please consider donating it to a local re-use organisation:
    • 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

    If it does not work, please take it to your local recycling site and leave it in the designated storage area. Ask the site staff if you don't know where this is.

    If you are unable to take your fridge or freezer to your local recycling site, please ring 0113 2224406 to book a bulky waste collection.

    Fridges and freezers will be sent to a recycling plant where harmful CFC gases will be removed for incineration. The plastics and metals will be recycled into new products.

  • Sample imageFurniture

    If your unwanted furniture is good enough to be used by others, donate it to a local re-use organisation. Mattresses, armchairs and sofas should all have a fire label, and be free of stains.
    • 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

    You can also take it to the Revive Leeds re-use shop at the Seacroft recycling site, or put your furniture in the re-use container at your nearest recycling site.

    If your furniture is not good enough to re-use, please take it to your nearest recycling site. Wooden, MDF and chipboard furniture can be recycled in the timber skip, and metal furniture in the scrap metal skip. Mattresses and other soft furniture should be put in the non-recyclable waste skip.

    If you are unable to take your furniture to your local recycling site, please ring 0113 2224406 to book a bulky collection.

  • Sample imageGarden Chemicals

    Please see Chemicals

  • Sample imageGarden Waste

    Garden Waste includes grass cuttings, clippings, hedge prunings, small branches, etc.

    The most environmentally friendly way of dealing with your garden waste is to compost the material and return it to the land on the site it was produced.  Please see Compost and Composts Bins for more information.
     
    The best way of managing waste from large hedges, trees and shrubs is to invest in a wood chipper, which allows the production of a mulch material. This can be added to your compost heaps/bins or used directly on your garden as a weed suppressant. Mulch is also very effective at retaining moisture in the soil. By composting and creating mulch, householders even with very large gardens should be able manage their garden waste.
     
    We provide fortnightly garden waste collections throughout the growing season to certain areas of the city. Please do not put larger twigs and branches in your brown garden waste bin.

    You can also take garden waste to your nearest recycling site.
     
    If you are unable to do this, you can request a bulky waste collection for up to 4 bags of double bagged garden waste or up to 4 bundles of Wood and branches (which should not be more than 2m long) by ringing 0113 2224406. Any nails/screws need to be removed. Please note that this Service will not collect garden waste if you have a brown garden waste bin.

  • Sample imageGas Cylinders / Bottles

    Gas bottles and cylinders can be extremely dangerous when in the wrong hands, so should not be left around after use. Please do not put unwanted gas cylinders or bottles in your black bin. We do not accept gas cylinders at any of our recycling sites. Most gas bottles and cylinders remain the property of the supplier. The supplier’s name will be printed on the item – the most common ones are Calor, BOC and Flogas.

    • Calor gas bottles can be returned to any Calor stockist – please see https://www.calor.co.uk/find-a-stockist If you have the original receipt, you can claim your deposit back. If you are unable to return them yourself, you can arrange a collection free of charge by calling 0113 307 9050.
    • BOC will collect their cylinders free of charge. Please call 0800 111333 and select option 1 to arrange collection.
    • Flogas will collect their cylinders free of charge. Please call 0800 574574 and hold to arrange collection.

    If you have a gas bottle or cylinder that is unbranded or you are unsure of its contents, you can email a picture of it to: email@synrec.co.uk for identification and advice on disposal or telephone National LPG and Industrial Gas Cylinder recovery on 0800 083 9652.

  • Sample imageGift Wrapping Paper

    Please see Christmas Waste.

  • Sample imageGlass (sheets i.e. windows)

    You can re-use sheets of glass by using them to make row covers (cloches) for gardening.
     
    Please do not put sheets of glass into bottle banks. You can dispose of sheet glass by taking it to your nearest recycling site (see link below) where you should put it in the non-recyclable waste container.
     
    If you are unable to do this you can ring 0113 2224406 to request a bulky waste collection. Please wrap the glass sheets to protect our collection crew. This will then be disposed of to landfill.

  • Sample imageGlass Jars and Bottles

    Please re-use your glass jars and bottles wherever possible e.g. for jam or homebrew.
     
    You can recycle your glass jars and bottles by taking them to your nearest bring site or recycling site. Most of the glass collected is recycled into new glass containers and a small amount is used to make aggregate for road building.
     
    You can now leave screw caps and lids on your bottles and jars before putting them in bottle banks.
     
    Some glass items (e.g. drinking glasses and Pyrex containers) should not be put into bottle banks. If these items are good enough to re-use, please take them to your local charity shop. If they are not, please wrap them in paper before throwing them away in your black rubbish bin.

    Bottle tops article

  • Sample imageGlasses (Spectacles)

    Many opticians collect unwanted spectacles for re-use in the Developing World. Please ask your local optician about this.

  • Sample imageGrass Cuttings

    Please see Garden Waste.

  • Sample imageGreetings Cards

    Please see Cards.

    This item goes in green bin

  • Sample imageHair Dryers and Straightners

    If your unwanted hair appliance is in good working order, please donate it to a local re-use organisation.

    • 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

    You can also donate it to the Revive Leeds re-use shop at the Seacroft recycling site.

    If you are replacing a broken hair appliance, the retailer supplying your new appliance should offer you a take back service.

    Alternatively, you can reycle your hair appliance by taking it to your nearest bring site that has a WEEEbank (see W for a list of sites) or to your nearest recycling site, where you can put it in the small electrical waste container.

  • Sample imageHardcore

    Hardcore and many building materials can be used again. Bricks, large pieces of stone, doors and windows can be sold to to architectural salvage yards. See the link below.
     
    Please note that for one off visits, we can only accept up to five rubble sacks (25kg standard type) or one small car boot load per week of soil, inert or rubble waste at the recycling sites. Please put them in the skip marked 'Bricks and rubble.'
     
    These will be used for cover and roads on landfill sites.

    Architectural Salvage Yards

  • Sample imageHazardous Waste

    Hazardous waste should be dealt with appropriately.
     
    Please see Asbestos for more information on this.
     
    Please see Chemicals for more information on these.
     
    You can also contact the Environment Agency on 0870 850 6506 for advice on disposing of hazardous waste.

  • Sample imageHearing Aids

    Help the Aged recycle hearing aids. Please ensure units are in working order and send them to:
    Hearing Aid Appeal
    Help the Aged
    FREEPOST, LON13616
    London,
    EC1B 1PS.

  • Sample imageHerbicides

    Please see Chemicals

  • Sample imageHousehold Chemicals

    Please see Chemicals.

  • Sample imageHypodermic Needles

    Please return used hypodermic needles to your doctor's surgery or health centre for safe disposal.
     
    DO NOT put these in your rubbish or recycling bin.

  • Sample imageInkjet Cartridges

    You can refill and re-use inkjet cartridges by buying a refill kit or visiting your local cartridge retailer.
    There are many charities that want unwanted ink cartridges and provide Freepost envelopes so that you can send them your cartridges. These are often available in your local supermarket or other retailer or can be found by entering a search on the internet.

  • Sample imageIrons

    If your iron still works, please donate it to your local charity shop or re-use organisation.

    You can recycle your iron by taking it to your nearest bring site that has a WEEEbank (see W for a list of WEEEbanks) or to your nearest recycling site, where you can put it in the small waste electrical container. The metal and plastic will be recycled into new products.

  • Sample imageJam jars

    Jam Jars - please see Glass Jars and Bottles

  • Sample imageJewellery

    Unwanted jewellery can be taken to charity and second hand shops.

  • Sample imageJigsaw Puzzles

    Donate complete jigsaw puzzles to your local charity shop.

  • Sample imageJunk Mail

    You can stop junk mail by registering with the Mail Preference Service:

     
    Telephone 0207 291 3310.
    MPS
    Freepost 22
    London, WE1 7EZ.
     
    Junk mail can be recycled using your green recycling bin. Please remove all plastic packaging before recycling.

    This item goes in green bin

    Mail Preference Service

  • Sample imageKettle

    If your kettle still works, please donate it to your local charity shop or re-use organisation.

    You can recycle your kettle by taking it to your nearest bring site that has a WEEEbank (see W for a list of sites) or to your nearest recycling site, where you can put it in the small waste electrical container.  The metal and plastic will be recycled into new products.

  • Sample imageKitchen Foil

    Please see aluminium foil

  • Sample imageKitchen Roll

    Try to always use kitchen roll made from recycled paper.

    Used kitchen roll can be added to your compost bin/heap where it will rot down to produce compost for the garden. 

    The cardboard inner tube can be reycled by putting it in your green recycling bin. It will recycled into new cardboard products.

  • Sample imageKnives

    You can recycle your old, unwanted knives by taking them to your nearest recycling site and putting them in the scrap metal container.

  • Sample imageLamp and Light Fittings

    If these are still in working order, please donate them to your local charity shop or re-use organisation. If they are not good enough to re-use please recycle your lamp/light fitting by taking it to your nearest recycling site (see link below), where you can put it in the small electrical waste container.
    The metal and plastics will be recycled into new products.

    Nearest recycling site

  • Sample imageLeaflets

    Please recycle your unwanted leaflets and flyers in your green recycling bin or at your nearest bring site and household waste recycling site. They will be recycled into new paper products.

    This item goes in green bin

  • Sample imageLightbulbs

    Please try to buy low energy lightbulbs, particularly for rooms where lights are left on for long periods of time. This will save money on energy and by not replacing lightbulbs so often.
     
    Low energy lightbulbs can be recycled at your nearest household waste recycling site.
     
    Other types of (incandescent) lightbulbs cannot be recycled at present. These should be wrapped in newspaper and placed in your black household bin.

  • Sample imageMagazines

    Please try to re-use magazines by donating them to your friends, relatives, colleagues or your local doctors surgery.
     
    They can be recycled in your green bin or at your local bring site and recycling site. Recycled magazines will be made into new paper products.

    This item goes in green bin

  • Sample imageMedical Waste

    If you need medical waste (e.g. dressings, surgical gloves, drip lines and bags etc.) collecting from your home, please email Refusecollection@leeds.gov.uk to arrange a service suitable for your needs. Please remember to include the address that we will be collecting from, carers' details (if applicable) and the type of medical waste requiring collection in your email.
     
    The service collects the following items:
    • Bandages, plasters, wound dressings, swabs
    • Empty colostomy bags
    • Surgical gloves, aprons, hair and shoe covers
    • Clinical body wash and cleaning agents.

     

    Please note that the service does not collect:

    • Needles, syringes, pens - please return these to your doctor or pharmacist
    • Incontinence pads - these can be put in your black bin, please call 0113 2224406 if this causes problems for you
    • Medical implements
    • Excrement and body fluids
    • Medication, tablets, cream etc. - please return these to your doctor or pharmacist
    • Blood, human or animal waste
    • General household waste

  • Sample imageMedicines

    Unused medicines and the empty bottles should be returned to a pharmacy for safe disposal. Please DO NOT put medicine bottles in bottle banks.
     
     

  • Sample imageMetal

    You can take scrap metal to your local recycling site. Metal will be recycled into new metal products.

  • Sample imageMicrowaves

    If your microwave is in working order, please donate it to a local re-use organisation:
    • Emmaus Leeds 0113 2484288
    • Leeds & Moortown Furniture Store 0113 2739127
    • St Judes 0113 2450800
    • Safe Haven 0113 3451218
    • SLATE 0113 2704005
    • Sydney Bridge 0113 2175388

    You can also donate it to the Revive Leeds re-use shop at the Seacroft recycling site.

    You can recycle your microwave by taking it to your nearest bring site that has a WEEEbank (see W for a list of sites) or to your nearest recycling site, where you can out it in the small electrical waste container.

  • Sample imageMilk containers

    If your milk containers are made from glass, you should return them to your milk man.
     
    If your milk containers are made from plastic, they can be put in your green recycling bin or taken to your nearest bring site or recycling site.

    This item goes in green bin

  • Sample imageMobile Phones and Accessories

    Some charities run postal collection schemes for unwanted phones. You will be able to find out more information on the internet.
     
    Most supermarkets and phone shops have collection facilities for unwanted mobile phones. You could also put them in your nearest WEEE bank (see W for a list of sites).

  • Sample imageMonitors

    Old style (CRT) computer monitors have a component called a cathode ray tube which contains hazardous materials. This means that these monitors need to be disposed of correctly.
     
    You can recycle your old style monitor or flat screen monitor by taking it to your nearest recycling site, where you can put it in the television/monitor container. The metal and plastic will be recycled into new products.

  • Sample imageNappies

    Please consider using real nappies. Real nappies are re-useable and washable. They are easier to use than you might think and can work out cheaper in the long run than disposable ones.
     
    If you would like to try these, Leeds City Council has a real nappy incentive scheme to encourage parents to try these. You can either get a free trial pack or £30 cash back when you spend over £50 on real nappies. For more information please see the real nappy link below.
     
    If you are using disposable nappies, please bag them up before you put them in your black bin.

    Real nappies

  • Sample imageNeedles

    Please see Hypodermic Needles

  • Sample imageNewspapers

    Please remember that old newspaper has many uses. For example, it can be used for animal bedding or art projects e.g. paper mache.
     
    You can recycle your newspaper by putting it in your green recycling bin or taking it to your nearest bring site or recycling site. It will be made into new paper products.

    This item goes in green bin

  • Sample imageOffice Paper

    Leeds City Council does not collect trade waste. However, you can take your office waste to either the Kirkstall Road or Seacroft recycling sites,
    and pay the appropriate fee to recycle it. For further information about our trade waste fees please see the link to our pages.

    Business Waste

  • Sample imageOil

    Please see Cooking Oil and Engine Oil

  • Sample imageOrganic Waste

    please see Composting and Food Waste

  • Sample imageOven Cleaner

    please see Chemicals

  • Sample imagePaint

    It can be difficult and dangerous to dispose of unwanted paint. It should not be poured down the drain or put in your black rubbish bin.

    You can donate unwanted paint and varnish that is still useable to Seagulls, a local community paint re-use organisation.  
     
    You can also take your unwanted paint to your local recycling site and put it in the distinctive pink Seagulls paint collection container.
     

    Seagulls Paint Reuse

  • Sample imagePaper

    Paper can be recycled in your green bin, at your nearest bring site or a recycling site.
     
    Please note that we are not able to accept shredded paper for recycling (please see shredded paper). 

    This item goes in green bin

  • Sample imagePeat

    Peat bogs are rare habitats that are being destroyed to produce peat, so pleasing try to avoid buying or using it. 
     
    If you have unwanted peat, it can be added to your compost heap or spread on your garden.

  • Sample imagePesticides

    Please see Chemicals

  • Sample imagePhotographs

    Photographs and photographic paper cannot be recycled due to the plastic laminate on them being difficult to remove at paper pulping plants. If plastic is mixed into the process the recycled paper become unusable. Please dispose of these items in your black bin.

  • Sample imagePillows

    Please see bedding and blankets

  • Sample imagePlasterboard

    You can take plasterboard to your nearest recycling site.
     
    Please put it in the container for plasterboard.
    Please note: Only 5 bags of plasterboard (25kg capacity builder bag type) can be taken to a recycling site at any one time.

  • Sample imagePlastic Bottles

    You can put the following types of plastic in your green recycling bin - types 1 (PET/PETE), 2 (HDPE/PE-HD) and 4 (LDPE/PE-LD ).  These numbers are be found in a triangle on plastic items.  These items include plastic bags, plastic shampoo bottles, soft drink bottles, detergent bottles and plastic milk containers.
     
    Please wash, remove the lids and squash all bottles before putting them in your recycling bin.

    This item goes in green bin

  • Sample imagePlastic Carrier Bags

    Please try to use a reusable shopping or grocery bag to avoid needing plastic carrier bags when you go shopping.
     
    You can use old carrier bags as bin liners rather than buying bin liners.

    This item goes in green bin

  • Sample imagePlastic Cups

    Please try avoid using plastic cups by using drinking glasses instead.

    They can be put in your green recycling bin if the cups are are made from plastic types 1 (PET/PETE), 2 (HDPE/PE-HD) and 4 (LDPE/PE-LD ).  These numbers can be found in a triangle on the cup. 

  • Sample imagePlastic Packaging

    see Plastic Trays, Plastic Bottles, Plastic Yoghurt Pots
     
    Please try to buy loose fruit and vegetables and meat and fish from the butcher/fishmonger rather than buying over-packaged goods as part of your weekly shop.  A large proportion of plastic packaging is difficult to recycle.

  • Sample imagePlastic Trays

    Please try to buy loose fruit and vegetables, and meat and fish from the butcher/fishmonger to avoid buying over packaged food.

     
    A wide range of plastics are used to make plastic trays for packaging fruit, vegetables, meat etc. If they are made from plastic types 1 (PET/PETE), 2 (HDPE/PE-HD) and 4 (LDPE/PE-LD ), you can recycle them in your green recycling bin.  These numbers can be found in a triangle on the packaging.

  • Sample imagePlastic Wrap

    A large proportion of plastic wrap packaging is difficult to recycle as it is not clear which type of plastic it is.
     
    Large supermarkets now provide collection containers for a wide range of plastic packaging e.g. bags and film from pasta, dried fruit, paper products, salad, fruit and vegetable products etc. They will be recycled into new plastic products.

  • Sample imagePlastic Yoghurt Pots

    Please try to re-use these where possible (plant pots, for school projects etc.). 
     
    Some yoghurt pots are made with very thin plastic strengthened with cardboard. The cardboard can be removed and recycled in your green recycling bin.

    Most yogurt pots and margarine tubs are made from type 5 plastic, so should be disposed of in your black bin.

  • Sample imagePlastics - types 1, 2 and 4

    You can put the following types of plastic in your green recycling bin - types 1 (PET/PETE), 2 (HDPE/PE-HD) and 4 (LDPE/PE-LD ). These numbers are be found in a triangle on plastic items. These items include plastic bags, plastic shampoo bottles, soft drink bottles, detergent bottles and plastic milk containers.

    Please wash, remove the lids and squash all bottles before putting them in your recycling bin.

    This item goes in green bin

  • Sample imagePolystyrene chips

    Please try to re-use these if possible or pass them on to someone who will.

    If you are not able to do this, please put them in your black rubbish bin.

  • Sample imagePop Bottles

    If your pop bottle is plastic, you can wash and squash it and put it in your green recycling bin. 
     
    Please take glass pop bottles to your nearest bring site or recycling site.

  • Sample imagePrams, Pushchairs and Cots

    If these items are good enough to be used by someone else, please donate them to a local re-use organisation:
     
    Emmaus Leeds 0113 2484288
    Leeds & Moortown Furniture Store  0113 2739727
    St Judes 0113 2450800
    Safe Haven 0113 3451218
    SLATE 0113 2704005
    Sydney Bridge 0113 2175388
     
    You can also donate it to the Revive Leeds re-use shop at the Seacroft recycling site.

  • Sample imagePrinter Cartridges

    Please see inkjet cartridges

  • Sample imageQuilts

    Please see Bedding and Blankets

  • Sample imageRadiators

    If you have an electric oil-filled radiator that is in good working order, you can donate it to a local re-use organisation.
    • Emmaus Leeds 0113 2484288
    • Leeds & Moortown Furniture Store 0113 2739727
    • St Judes 0113 2450800
    • Safe Haven 0113 3451218
    • SLATE 0113 2704005
    • Sydney Bridge 0113 2175388
    You can also take it to the Revive Leeds re-use shop at Seacroft recycling site.

    If you are replacing a broken electric radiator, the retailer supplying your new appliance should offer you a take back service.

    You can recycle your electric radiator by taking it to your nearest recycling site; where you put it in the small electrical waste container.

    If it is a radiator from a central heating system, you need to take it to your nearest recycling site, where you can put it in the scrap metal container.

    If you are unable to do this, you can book a free bulky waste collection by calling 0113 2224406.

  • Sample imageRadios

    If you have a radio that is in good working order, you can donate it to a local re-use organisation.
    • Emmaus Leeds 0113 2484288
    • Leeds & Moortown Furniture Store 0113 2739727
    • St Judes 0113 2450800
    • Safe Haven 0113 3451218
    • SLATE 0113 2704005
    • Sydney Bridge 0113 2175388

    You can also take it to the Revive Leeds re-use shop at the Seacroft recycling site.

    If you are replacing a broken radio, the retailer supplying your new applicance should offer you a take back service.

    Alternatively, you can recycle your radio by taking it to your nearest bring site with a WEEEbank (see W for a list of sites) or to your nearest recycling site, where you can put it in the small electrical waste container.

  • Sample imageRags

    Please see Clothing

  • Sample imageRechargeable Batteries

    Please see Batteries

  • Sample imageRecord Players

    If you have an unwanted record player that is in good working order, you can donate it to a local re-use organisation.
    • Emmaus Leeds 0113 2484288
    • Leeds & Moortown Furniture Store 0113 2739727
    • St Judes 0113 2450800
    • Safe Haven 0113 3451218
    • SLATE 0113 2704005
    • Sydney Bridge 0113 2175388
    You can also take it to the Revive Leeds re-use shop at the Seacroft recycling site.

    If you are replacing a broken record player, the retailer supplying your new appliance should offer you a take back service.

    Alternatively, you can recycle your record player by taking it to your nearest bring site with a WEEEbank (see W for a list of sites) or to nearest recycling site, where you can put it in the small electrical waste container.

  • Sample imageRecords and Tapes

    Please donate these to your local charity shop.

  • Sample imageRefrigerators

    Please see Fridges and Freezers

  • Sample imageSawdust

    Sawdust produced from untreated timber can be re-used as animal bedding. Small quantities can also be added to your compost bin/heap. It can be recycled in your brown garden waste bin, or taken to your nearest recycling site and put in the garden waste container.
     
    Sawdust produced from MDF, chipboard or other treated timber should be bagged up and put in your black rubbish bin.
     
    Sawdust containing animal waste should be put in your black rubbish bin.

  • Sample imageScrapstores

    You can donate a wide range of items (e.g. cards, papers, textiles etc.) to these centres for use in community craft activities and projects.
     
    The Leeds scrapstores are:
     
    Scrap Creative Reuse Ltd is a social enterprise group which collects unwanted objects, rejects and damaged stock from businesses to distribute to community groups and schools. You can contact them on 0113 2441576 or visit their website on the link below.
     
    Replay
    A project by Leeds Play Network involving the collection of unwanted materials from businesses for use in children's craft activities. You can contact them on 0113 2016790 or visit their website on the link below.

    Scrap Creative Reuse Ltd

    Replay

  • Sample imageSharps

    Please see Hypodermic Needles

  • Sample imageShoes

    If your shoes are good enough for someone else to use, please donate them to your nearest charity shop.
     
    If your shoes are not re-useable, please tie pairs together and bag them up before taking them to your nearest bring site with a textile bank or to your nearest recycling site. They will be repaired for re-use in developing countries.

  • Sample imageShredded paper

    We do not collect shredded paper in the green recycling bins. This is because our contractors Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) are unable to process it due to the small fibers which can interfere with the machinery creating costly maintenance issues. In addition, because of its small size, much of the shredded paper can fall out of the process along with other small particles which are unsuitable for recycling and inevitably end up being disposed of rather than recycled.

    We recognise that many residents shred documents as a security measure and to protect against identity theft. You can minimise the amount of shredded paper that you produce by only shredding the parts of documents that contain your personal details e.g. name, address etc. We recommend that you place shredded paper into your home composter (please do not use the brown garden waste bin) as it rots down quickly to create good garden compost. Alternatively, it can be reused as pet bedding. If you aren’t able to compost or reuse it then please place it in your black rubbish bin.

  • Sample imageSideboards

    If your unwanted sideboard is good enough to be used by others, please donate it to a local re-use organisation.
    • Emmaus Leeds 0113 2484288
    • Leeds & Moortown Furniture Store 0113 2739727
    • St Judes 0113 2450800
    • Safe Haven 0113 3451218
    • SLATE 0113 2704005
    • Sydney Bridge 0113 2175388

    You can also take it to the Revive Leeds re-use shop at the Seacroft recycling site or put your sideboard in the re-use container at your nearest recycling site.

    If it is not good enough to re-use you can take it to your nearest recycling site and put it in the timber container for recycling. If you are unable to do this, you can book a free bulky waste collection by calling 0113 2224406.

  • Sample imageSofas

    If your unwanted sofa is good enough to be used by others and has a fire label, you can donate it to a local re-use organisation.
    • Emmaus Leeds 0113 2484288
    • Leeds & Moortown Furniture Store 0113 2739727
    • St Judes 0113 2450800
    • Safe Haven 0113 3451218
    • SLATE 0113 2704005
    • Sydney Bridge 0113 2175388

    You can also take it to the Revive Leeds re-use shop at the Seacroft recycling site, or put your sofa in the re-use container at your nearest recycling site.

    If your sofa is not good enough to re-use you can take it to your nearest recycling site for disposal. If you are unable to do this, you can book a free bulky waste collection by calling 0113 2224406.

  • Sample imageSpectacles

    Please see Glasses (Spectacles).

  • Sample imageStamps

    Many charities collect used postage stamps. Please keep a margin of paper around the stamps when you tear them off envelopes.
     
    Do a quick search on the internet to find a charity to support with your used postage stamps.

  • Sample imageSyringes

    Please see Hypodermic Needles

  • Sample imageTable

    If your unwanted table is good enough to be used by others, donate it to a local re-use organisation.
    • 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

    You can also donate it to the Revive Leeds re-use shop at the Seacroft recycling site or put your table in the re-use container at your nearest recycling site.

    If it is not good enough to re-use you can take it to your nearest recycling site and put it in the timber container for recycling. If you are unable to do this, you can book a free blky waste collection by calling 0113 2224406.

  • Sample imageTelephone Directories

    You can recycle your unwanted telephone directories by putting them in your green recycling bin.

    This item goes in green bin

  • Sample imageTelevisions

    If you have a flat screen or portable television that is in good working order, you can donate it to a local re-use organisation.
    • Emmaus Leeds 0113 2484288
    • Leeds & Moortown Furniture Store 0113 2739727
    • St Judes 0113 2450800
    • Safe Haven 0113 3451218
    • SLATE 0113 2704005
    • Sydney Bridge 0113 2175388

    You can also take it to the Revive Leeds re-use shop at the Seacroft recycling site.

    If you are replacing a broken TV, the retailer supplying your new appliance should offer you a take back service.

    Alternatively, you can recycle your TV by taking it to your nearest recycling site, where you can put it in the TV container.

  • Sample imageTetra Paks

    Please see Cartons.

  • Sample imageTextiles

    Please donate re-useable textile items e.g. colthing, bedding, curtains, towels etc. to your local charity shop.
     
    If items are ripped or torn and not good enough to used by someone else, it can still be recycled by taking them to your nearest bring site with a textile bank or to your nearest recycling site. These are re-used and sold in charity shops or shredded an reprocessed into industrial strength blankets for protecting euqipment during transport.

  • Sample imageTiles

    If you have any surplus tiles, these can be broken up and used in garden projects.
     
    You can dispose of tiles by taking them to your nearest recycling site and puting them in the Brick and Rubble container.
     
    These will be used for cover and to create roads on landfill sites.

  • Sample imageTimber

    Try to re-use surplus timber wherever possible.
     
    Please remember that offcuts of clean timber can be used in wood burning stoves.
     
    You can take untreated and treated timber to your nearest recycling site and put it in the timber container. Low grade wood is shredded and composted. Higher grade wood is sorted and processed for chipboard manufacture.

  • Sample imageToasters

    If your toaster is in good working order, you can donate it to a local re-use organisation.
    • Emmaus Leeds 0113 2484288
    • Leeds & Moortown Furniture Store 0113 2739727
    • St Judes 0113 2450800
    • Safe Haven 0113 3451218
    • SLATE 0113 2704005
    • Sydney Bridge 0113 2175388

    You can also take it to the Revive Leeds re-use shop at the Seacroft recycling site.

    If you are replacing a broken appliance, the retailer supplying your new toaster should offer you a take back service.

    Alternatively, you can recycle your toaster by taking it to your nearest bring site with a WEEEbank (see W for a list of sites) or to your nearest recycling site, where you can put it in the small electrical waste container.

  • Sample imageToner Cartridges

    Please see Inkjet Cartridges

  • Sample imageTools (electrical)

    If your electrical tools are in good working order, you can donate them to a local re-use organisation.
    • Emmaus Leeds 0113 2484288
    • Leeds & Moortown Furinture Store 0113 2739727
    • St Judes 0113 2450800
    • Safe Haven 0113 3451218
    • SLATE 0113 2704005
    • Sydney Bridge 0113 2175388

    You can also take them to the Revive Leeds re-use shop at the Seacroft recycling site.

    If you are replacing a broken electrical tool, the retailer supplying your new equipment should offer you a take back service.

    Alternatively, you can recycle your tools by taking them to your nearest bring site with a WEEEbank (see W for a list of sites) or to your nearest recycling site, where you can put it in the small electrical waste container.

  • Sample imageTools (non-electrical)

    You could offer unwanted tools to friends and family or they can be sold to scrap metal merchants. You may even be able to sell them.
     
    You can take them to your nearest recycling site and put them in the scrap metal container.

  • Sample imageToys and Games

    Toys and games suitable for re-use can be donated to your local charity shop.

  • Sample imageTumble Dryer

    If your dryer is in good working order, you can donate it to a local re-use organisation.
    • Emmaus Leeds 0113 2484288
    • Leeds & Moortown Furniture Store 0113 2739727
    • St Judes 0113 2450800
    • Safe Haven 0113 3451218
    • SLATE 0113 2704005
    • Sydney Bridge 0113 2175388

    You can also take it to the Revive Leeds re-use shop at the Seacroft recycling site.

    If you are replacing a broken dryer, the reailer supplying your new equipment should offer you a take back service.

    Alternatively, you can recycle your dryer by taking it to your nearest recycling site, where you can put it in the electrical container. If you are unable to do this, you can book a bulky waste collection by calling 0113 2224406.

  • Sample imageTyres

    When new tyres are fitted to your car, the old tyres should be disposed of safely by the garage.
     
    A maximum of four tyres per visit can be taken to your nearest recycling site for recycling.

  • Sample imageWardrobe

    If your wardrobe is in good condition, you can donate it to a local re-use organisation.
    • Emmaus Leeds 0113 2484288
    • Leeds & Moortown Furniture Store 0113 2739727
    • St Judes 0113 2450800
    • Safe Haven 0113 3451218
    • SLATE 0113 2704005
    • Sydney Bridge 0113 2175388

    You can also take it to the Revive Leeds re-use shop at the Seacroft recycling site or put it in the re-use container at your nearest recycling site.

    If it is not good enough to re-use, you can recycle your wardrobe by taking it to your nearest recycling site, where you can put it in the timber container. If you are unable to do this, you can book a free bulky waste collection by calling 0113 2224406.

  • Sample imageWashing Machine

    If your washer is in good working order, you can donate it to a local re-use organisation.
    • Emmaus Leeds 0113 2484288
    • Leeds & Moortown Furniture Store 0113 2739727
    • St Judes 0113 2450800
    • Safe haven 0113 3451218
    • SLATE 0113 2704005
    • Sydney Bridge 0113 2175388

    You can also take it to the Revive Leeds re-use shop at the Seacroft recycling site.

    If you are replacing a broken washer, the retailer supplying your new washer should offer you a take back service.

    Alternatively, you can recycle your washer by taking it to your nearest recycling site, where you can put it in the electrical container. If you are unable to do this, you can book a bulky waste collection by calling 0113 2224406.

  • Sample imageWEEEbanks

    Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).
     
    There are a number of containers around Leeds for the collection of small electrical items such as irons, kettles, mobile phones etc.

    Site locations are listed below.

    • Asda - Holt Park
    • Asda - Kirkstall Road
    • Co-op - Kippax
    • Crusaider PH - Garforth
    • Factory Shop car park - Garforth
    • Fox and Hounds PH - Bramhope
    • Headingley Taps PH - Headingley
    • Leeds University - Lifton Place
    • Morrisons - Harehills
    • Morrisons - Hunslet
    • Morrisons - Rothwell
    • Morrisons - Kirkstall
    • Morrisons - Morley
    • Morrisons - Wetherby
    • Rawdon library - Rawdon
    • Sainsbury's - Colton
    • Sainsbury's - Moor Allerton
    • Sainsbury's - Otley
    • Sainsbury's - White Rose Shopping Centre
    • Street Lane LS27 7HX - Gildersome
    • Waitrose, Green Road - Meanwood

  • Sample imageWindows (glass)

    Please see Glass (sheet)

  • Sample imageWindows (UPVC)

    Please take your windows to your nearest recycling site and put them in the general waste container.

  • Sample imageWood

    Please see Timber

  • Sample imageWoody Prunings

    Please see Garden Waste

  • Sample imageWool

    Please donate unwanted balls of knitting wool to your local charity shop.
    Any old or damaged wool can be composted in your compost bin/heap.

  • Sample imageWriting Paper

    You can put writing paper into your green bin.

    This item goes in green bin

  • Sample imageYellow Pages

    Please see Telephone Directories