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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 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 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.