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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 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 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 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 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.