Recycling A-Z

How to recycle household waste at our recycling centres.

The A-Z below gives details about what you can recycle at our Household Waste Recycling Centres.

If you have waste from a business please see the commercial waste section of our website.

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Aerosols

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District councils collect aerosol cans in their kerbside collections. Normal domestic aerosols can be recycled at the Waste Recycling Centres (WRCs) by placing them in the wheelie bins on site.(WRCs) by placing them in the green wheelie bin.

Aluminium foil

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District councils collect foil in their kerbside collections. This can also be placed in the scrap metal containers at the Waste Recycling Centres for recycling.

Animal and pet waste

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Only animal waste and bedding from the keeping of non meat-eating, domestic animals is accepted for composting at the Waste Recycling Centres. Waste can be placed loose in the container for green waste, where it will be taken for composting. District councils also collect garden waste for composting, use the links at the bottom of the page to find out more. Alternatively, you can compost your pet bedding at home. Please do not place plastic bags in the green waste container. If you wish to bring bagged animal and pet bedding to site, but do not want to turn it out into the green container, please place the bagged waste in the general waste container for disposal. Small amounts of cat litter and dog waste in sealed plastic bags can be placed in the general waste container. Waste from livestock, breeding, boarding, stabling or exhibiting of animals is not accepted.

Asbestos

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You can dispose of asbestos at Ardley, Redbridge and Dix Pit Waste Recycling Centres. See our asbestos page for more information.

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Bathroom suites

Bathroom suites can be deposited at our Waste Recycling Centres. These come under our 1,2,3 for Free scheme (pdf format, 229 KB). Each item is counted separately: toilets, sinks, baths etc, and we accept up to three items for free, before charging.

Batteries

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All district councils collect batteries in their doorstep collections. Old car batteries can be disposed of at any of our Waste Recycling Centres.  Deposit them in the relevant signed container.

You are able to locate your nearest point to recycle these batteries through the Recycle More website.

Bedding and duvets

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Some animal rescue centres accept duvets to be reused as bedding for the animals. Find your local animal rescue centre at Rescue Directory.

Duvets and pillows cannot be recycled so should be placed in the landfill container if taken to a Waste Recycling Centre.

Duvet covers, pillow cases, sheets and blankets can be put in the textiles container to be recycled.

Bicycles


Please try to sell or donate your old bicycles before bringing them to the Waste Recycling Centre (WRC). For example Bicycles can be taken to Bicester Green reuse center where local charity Emmaus and project group Trax collect and refurbish them. At Alkerton WRC bicycles are collected by Banbury’s Early Intervention Hub. If they cannot be reused bicycles can be placed in the metal container for recycling at all WRCs. See our re-use on sites page for more information.

Books

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Local charity shops may be able to sell your old books. If the books cannot be reused then you can take them to your local Waste Recycling Centre and put into the media banks.

Blue glass bottles

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Some district councils collect glass in their doorstep collections (check using the links at the bottom of the page). You can also place these in the mixed glass bottle banks at our Waste Recycling Centres.

Car parts

We can accept tyres, engine oil and car batteries at our Waste Recycling Centres. All other car parts cannot be accepted and should be taken to a scrap yard.Back to top

Cardboard

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Some district councils collect cardboard in their doorstep collections (check using the links at the bottom of the page). All types of clean cardboard from households can be taken to any of the Waste Recycling Centres for recycling.

Carpets

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Carpets cannot be recycled because of the mix of fabrics they contain, they can however be disposed of at any of our Waste and Recycling Centres in the landfill container. These come under our 1,2,3 for Free scheme (pdf format, 229 KB). Ten carpet tiles smaller than 1.5mx1.5m or 1 roll of carpet up to 3m x 5m counts as one item and we can accept up to three items for free before charging.

Please try to reuse them, or offer them to charity shops or community groups.

Cartons

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All district councils can accept paper-based drinks cartons, normally used for juice or milk, (such as Tetra Paks) for collection, and have bring banks where they can be taken. For more information please see the links to the district council websites at the bottom of the page. Due to these collections and bring bank facilities, Tetrapaks can no longer be recycled at any Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Cassette and video tapes

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Audio cassette tapes can be put in the media banks at Alkerton, Dix Pit, Drayton, Oakley Wood, Redbridge and Stanford Household Waste Recycling Centres. These cannot currently be recycled at Ardley HWRC.

CDs and DVDs

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If you have unwanted CDs or DVDs firstly try to take them to your local charity shop.

CDs and DVDs (including video games) can be recycled at Alkerton, Dix
Pit, Drayton, Oakley Wood, Redbridge and Stanford Household Waste
Recycling Centres.

There are also a number of charities and companies (for example RNIB, Polymer Recycling Ltd, Disk Recycling or Recyclingcds.com who accept CDs by post for recycling. Alternatively some companies (for example www.musicmagpie.co.uk) will buy your old CDs and DVDs.

Chemicals

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We can accept small quantities of a range of household chemicals for recycling, reuse or safe disposal. Items such as bleach, car anti-freeze (coolant), household cleaning products, white spirit and paint stripper can be placed in the area for hazardous waste at any recycling centre.

If possible, chemicals should be in their original containers, and visibly labelled. Please also make sure the lid is on securely.

China and crockery

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These can be placed in the Rubble container for recycling.

Christmas cards

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You can put your Christmas cards in the cardboard recycling bins at the Waste Recycling Centres. Some supermarkets also provide bins to collect greetings cards after Christmas.

Christmas trees

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See garden waste.

Clinical/Healthcare

For more information on collections of clinical or healthcare waste please contact your local district council.

Medicines can be taken to your local pharmacy for disposal and needles and syringes can be disposed of at your local surgery. Pet medicines can be taken back to the surgery where they were issued or some pharmacies may accept these.

Clothing

See textiles.

Commercial waste

We cannot accept commercial waste at any of our Household Waste Recycling Centres, please see the commercial waste section of our website for further details.

Computers, computer monitors and printers (WEEE)

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We accept a small number of personal computers and printers at Waste Recycling Centres.

Check that you have wiped your computer's hard drive (which contains your personal details) before depositing the computer at the WRC. It is your responsibility to ensure that your personal details have been removed. If you take your computer to a repair shop, check that they will guarantee their work against possible data theft.

Once you have cleared personal data from your computer, then you can take it to a Waste Recycling Centre and placed in the 'Small WEEE' container for recycling.

Computer consumables

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For printer cartridges see toner cartridges.

Computer CDs and DVDs can be put in the media banks at Alkerton, Dix Pit, Drayton, Oakley Wood, Redbridge and Stanford Household Waste Recycling Centres (they cannot currently be recycled at Ardley HWRC). Some charity shops accept empty CD or DVD cases as they can sell these in their shops.

Floppy discs cannot currently be recycled so can be put in the landfill container.

Cookers

See kitchen appliances.

Cooking oil

Small amounts of used cooking oil can be absorbed in newspaper or food and disposed of in your food waste bin.

Dix Pit Waste Recycling Centre also collects small amounts of cooking oil from householders.

If you have large quantities of used cooking oil, there are a number of companies who operate waste cooking oil collections. Use a telephone directory or search engine to find companies who could collect oil for recycling. Check with the Environment Agency that any company you use is licenced to collect and transport waste oil.

Cotton wool

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Because of the fibres used to make cotton wool, it cannot be recycled into new products. Please put these into your dustbin or the landfill container at a Waste Recycling Centre.

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DIY waste

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DIY waste (except Plasterboard) from householders is accepted at all seven Waste Recycling Centres. Under our 1,2,3 for Free scheme (pdf format, 229 KB) the first three items are free and subsequent items are charged at £1 each up to a maximum of £10 (i.e. 13 items in total). An example of one item is a bin bag of rubble or one kitchen unit.

Please note that tipping mechanisms cannot be used on site: loose material should be bagged up to be shaken out into containers.

Doors

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These come under our 1,2,3 for Free scheme (pdf format, 229 KB). Each item is counted separately and we accept up to three items for free, before charging. We can recycle metal and wood doors at all of our Waste Recycling Centres. Plastic doors should be put into the landfill bin.

Drain pipes

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These come under our 1,2,3 for Free scheme (pdf format, 229 KB). Each item is counted separately and we accept up to three items for free, before charging.

Drinks cartons

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See cartons section above.

Duvets and pillows

See bedding and duvets above.

DVDs

See CDs above.

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Electrical items

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We can recycle any electrical items at our waste recycling centres. Please see our page on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment for more information.

Engine oil and engine filters

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Householders can dispose of used engine oil at any of our household Waste Recycling Centres.

When you bring oil to a site, we advise that you keep it in its original containers, which are clearly labelled, so that site staff can be sure of the correct way to dispose of it. In addition, please do not bring oil to site in containers which can hold volumes larger than 10 litres, as larger containers can be difficult to empty into the collection tank.

Fire extinguishers

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Fire extinguishers from householders can be accepted at the Waste Recycling Centres. For safety reasons the handles should be securely taped together or the safety pin should be in place. CO2 types should have the swivel horn in place or a blanking plate fitted.Back to top

Fluorescent tubes (WEEE)

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We accept a small number of fluorescent tubes from householders only at any of our Waste Recycling Centres.

Foil

See aluminium foil above.

Food

Food can be put out in caddies for recycling - please see our food waste page for more information. Food can be taken to the Waste Recycling Centres in small quantities but cannot be recycled, so should be put into the landfill container.

Fridges or freezers

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All Waste Recycling Centres accept fridges and freezers from householders. District councils also provide a 'bulky waste' collection service, which may be for a fee. Contact your local district council for more details (see the links at the bottom of the page). Please ensure all food is removed from the fridges and freezers before bringing them to the Waste Recycling Centres.

Furniture (eg old sofas)

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Please consider re-using furniture by offering it to charities or for sale.

Used furniture in good condition can be taken to Dix Pit Waste Recycling Centre, where it is donated to Emmaus, a scheme which provides furniture for low-income households.

You could also donate furniture to local charities, or advertise it in newspaper free ads and newsagents' windows. Some not-for-profit organisations will accept used furniture:

  • Emmaus (formerly OCVA) on 01865 763698, based in Oxford but can collect furniture from across Oxfordshire.
  • Banbury and District CVS (furniture store) on 01295 267741
  • Sue Ryder on 01235 521708 (Abingdon) or 01491 825714 (Wallingford)
  • Second Time Around on 07826873000 a furniture restoration project that recycles and upcycles unwanted or donated wooden furniture. Their vision is training and volunteering opportunities, to promote social inclusion and independence for adults and young people with learning disabilities. Open Monday-Friday 9.30am-3pm (Closed 12-1pm)  Unit 19 Beaumont close Beaumont Industrial Estate, Banbury OX16 1TG secondtimearoundcharities@gmail.com

We can accept household furniture at the waste recycling centres, however some must be landfilled due to the mix of materials used to make it. Wooden or metal furniture can be recycled in the appropriate container.

Your local district council may also be able to provide you with a service for collection of furniture for disposal, please use the contact details at the bottom of the page.

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Garden chemicals

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Small quantities of hazardous waste from householders can be taken to the Waste Recycling Centres and placed in the red chemical stores where it will be treated and disposed of appropriately.

We advise that when taking the chemicals to site they are kept in their original containers and clearly labelled to ensure that site staff are able to dispose of the waste correctly.

Garden waste

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All districts have kerbside green waste collections (follow the links at the bottom of the page to find out more). All Waste Recycling Centres also accept garden waste up to 150mm in diameter, for composting:

What we can accept

Yes please: No thank you:
hedge clippings meat, cooking oil, wax or waxed paper
twigs and small branches (max. 150mm diameter) fruit, salad or vegetable peelings
flowers and plants tea bags or coffee grinds
windfalls egg shells, stale bread or crusts
grass cuttings cooked food (including vegetables)
leaves large items of garden waste (eg tree trunks)
shrub prunings plastic bags
vegetable waste from the garden, eg potato tops glass, metal and plastics
bark and wood shavings nappies
hay / straw (soiled animal bedding from non-meat eating animals only, eg rabbits) stone and rubble
Christmas trees large quantities of soil
  any other household waste
  Japanese Knotweed
  Ragwort

Gas bottles

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Old gas cylinders can be returned to the retailer or supplier. For gas cylinders other than Calor Gas, you can ring the LP Gas Association on 08457 626379 for advice. For Calor Gas Bottles, please call 0800 662 663 and they will inform you of where your nearest Calor Gas Direct Outlet is.

Please do not place gas cylinders in your dustbin or in the containers at our Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) as they may explode if they are crushed. Staff at our HWRCs will show you to the area where they can be stored safely before being reused.

Glass bottles or jars

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Some district councils collect glass in their doorstep collections (check using the links at the bottom of the page).

We can also accept glass bottles and jars at our Waste Recycling Centres. Please take care when recycling glass and do not put your hands into the container as it may contain broken glass.

Glass - other

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Clean sheet glass with no metal or plastic attached can be put in the rubble container for recycling.

Glasses

See spectacles below.

Guttering/drain pipe/fascia/soffit

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These come under our 1,2,3 for Free scheme (pdf format, 229 KB). Each item is counted separately and we accept up to three items for free, before charging. We can recycle metal guttering and drainpipes at all of our Waste Recycling Centres but other material should be put in the landfill container.

Gypsum waste

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For more information regarding the disposal of gypsum waste please see the plasterboard section.

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Hardcore and rubble

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We accept small amount of hardcore at the Waste Recycling Centres from householders in the container marked 'Rubble'. Please note that you may be charged under our 1,2,3 for Free scheme (pdf format, 120 KB) for DIY waste.

Tipping mechanisms cannot be used on site: loose material should be bagged up to be shaken out into containers.

Please take care when recycling hardcore and rubble and consider using gloves to remove it from your car.

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Japanese Knotweed

If you suspect you have Japanese Knotweed on your property you should take care not to allow it to spread. Even the smallest piece of rhizome, stem or crown can potentially form a new plant. For more information please see our Japanese Knotweed factsheet (pdf format, 14 KB)

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Kitchen appliances

Appliances such as cookers, ovens, fridges and freezers can be taken to the Waste Recycling Centres. Please ask site staff where these items should be placed for recycling.

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Lawnmowers

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Electric lawnmowers are classed as Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and can be recycled. If you have a petrol lawnmower, please make sure that the petrol tank is completely empty, and it can then be placed in the scrap metal skip for recycling.

Light bulbs

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Energy saving bulbs and fluorescent tubes can all be placed in the Fluorescent Tubes container at the Waste Recycling Centres for recycling. Old-style filament bulbs cannot be recycled and should be put into the landfill container.

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Mattresses

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Mattresses can be taken to any of our Waste Recycling Centres. Unfortunately due to the mix of materials within a mattress they cannot be recycled, so should be placed into one of the landfill containers on site. If your mattress is still in good condition you could consider offering it on www.freecycle.org.

Metal

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There are scrap metal banks at each Waste Recycling Centre. All metals, including tin cans and foil, should be placed in the scrap metal banks for recycling. Please ask the site staff if you are unsure where to place your metals.

Please ensure all gas bottles are separated from metal and placed in the secure cages at the Household Waste Recycling Centres

Mobile phones (WEEE)

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There are many charities that raise money by collecting old mobile phones. Alternatively, they can be placed in the 'small WEEE' containers available at all Waste Recycling Centres for recycling.

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Nappies

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Disposable nappies are not currently collected for recycling so should be put out with your general rubbish or in the general waste bin at Waste Recycling Centres. Disposable nappies can take 500 years to decompose, and can make up 10% of all rubbish buried in Oxfordshire’s landfill sites. We fund a trial pack of cloth nappies so parents can try using these before buying them. For more information see our real nappies page.Back to top

Oil

Please see engine oil or cooking oil. Other types of oil cannot be accepted at the Waste Recycling Centres. Please contact us for further information.

Oil tanks

We cannot accept oil tanks for disposal at the Household Waste Recycling Centres as they may still contain some oil. When having a new one fitted ask if the company can remove the old one for you and dispose of it safely.

Ovens

See kitchen appliances.

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Paint

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We are unable to accept liquid paint, as liquid wastes are banned from landfill sites, so if you can't use it up or find it a good home by giving it away you will need to harden it before disposal.

You can buy a paint hardener, or add sawdust, sand or soil to the tin and leave the lid off until the paint becomes solid and dry (please pierce the dried paint before taking it to a Waste Recycling Centre to make sure it's fully hardened).

If you have excess paint at home, try and use it up, either yourself or give it away to friends or relatives or donate it to a charity. Community RePaint is a network of paint re-use schemes who may be able to use your leftover usable paint. Please note that community groups cannot accept oil-based glosses, satinwoods, eggshells, primers or undercoats which have the orange high-VOC symbol.

Clean and dry metal tins can be thrown into the scrap metal banks at any Waste Recycling Centre, but plastic or contaminated tins must be landfilled (there is a landfill skip on every site).

In the future, follow the guidelines on the tin of paint before buying to ensure that you buy just the amount you need for a job.

Dulux and Tesco are just a few of the organisations who provide online calculators so that you can work out how much paint you need before you buy it.

Solvent based paint, paint thinner and white spirit should be disposed of as hazardous waste
(see chemicals above).

Paper

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All district councils collect paper in their doorstep collections (see the links at the top of the page).

At the Waste Recycling Centres, we have a mixed paper container which collects all types of paper. Please put shredded paper in small bags so that it can fit through the narrow slots in the side of the container. Books should be put into the separate media banks.

Telephone directories such as the Yellow Pages or Thomson Local Directory can be recycled in some doorstep collection schemes (see the links at the top of the page to check). If your district council doesn't collect them, you can take them to a Waste Recycling Centre, or a local bring bank instead. You can use the postcode search on the Recycle now website to find your nearest.

To save paper, you could cancel your telephone directory home delivery, and look online instead. To cancel Yellow Pages, call Freephone 0800 671 444. To cancel the Thomsons Local Directory, call 01252 390990.

Please note: laminated paper, newspaper used for foil, glitter or laminated wrapping paper cannot be recycled in any scheme - either at the Waste Recycling Centres or by your local district council. See the wrapping paper entry below for more information.

Plasterboard and other gypsum waste

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Plasterboard is not accepted in the landfill skips at any of the Waste Recycling Centres and must be recycled separately.

You can take clean plasterboard with no tiles, foam or other materials attached to Ardley, Dix Pit or Redbridge Waste Recycling Centre, and deposit it in the skips provided for recycling. Please note that you may be charged under our 1,2,3 for Free scheme (pdf format, 229 KB) for DIY waste.

If you are unable to remove tiles, foam or other materials from the plasterboard you will need to contact a skip hire company. Clean plasterboard only can be accepted at the Waste Recycling Centres, other materials would lead to loads being rejected at the recycling facility.

Plastic bags

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There are plastic bag recycling banks at most of the larger supermarkets, either near the door or with the other recycling banks. Although the most 'environmentally friendly' option is to not produce waste in the first place. Try bringing your own bags or buy a better quality bag that you can re-use.

Plastic

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All district councils collect plastic in their doorstep collections (check using the links at the bottom of the page).

There are over 50 types of plastic but only six are labelled. Those plastics labelled 1 or 2 can be recycled at most Waste Recycling Centres. These generally include plastic bottles and food containers (washed out). For more information, see this Recycling plastic containers factsheet (pdf format, 86 KB).

Polystyrene

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We currently cannot find a viable outlet for polystyrene recycling, so at present this must be put into the landfill container.

Printer cartridges

See toner cartridge section.

Printers

See computers section.

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Radiators

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These come under our 1,2,3 for Free scheme (pdf format, 229 KB). Each item is counted separately and we accept up to three items for free, before charging. Metal radiators can be put into the metal containers at the Waste Recycling Centre.

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Shoes

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Your local charity shop may accept good quality shoes. Alternatively, we accept shoes for recycling at our Waste Recycling Centres. They can be placed in the textiles container.

Spectacles

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There are many charities such as Vision Aid which benefit from your old spectacles. Most opticians also collect old spectacles for donation to charity.

Soil

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We accept small amounts of soil for re-use at the Waste Recycling Centres. Please note that you may be charged under our 1,2,3 for Free scheme (pdf format, 229 KB) for DIY waste.

Please note that tipping mechanisms cannot be used on site: loose material should be bagged up to be shaken out into containers.

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Tarmac

We cannot accept tarmac at the Waste Recycling Centres. Tarmac is classified as industrial waste and we are not legally required to accept it. To arrange for the disposal of tarmac, you should contact a legitimate commercial waste management or skip hire company that is licensed to accept it. Suitable companies can be found by looking in the Yellow Pages.

Teddy bears and soft toys

Your local charity shop, hospital or clinic could benefit from your unwanted good quality teddy bears and soft toys. Alternatively they can be placed into a textile bank at a Waste Recycling Centres for shredding and recycling.

Telephone directories

See paper section above.

Televisions (WEEE)

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We accept a small number of televisions at each Waste Recycling Centre.

Tetra Paks

See cartons section above.

Textiles

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Your local charity shop will accept good quality textiles. Alternatively, you are able to take textiles in any condition, including ripped or damaged textiles to any Waste Recycling Centre for recycling.

Duvets and pillows, carpet and soiled or wet items will not be accepted in the textiles container.

Tissues

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Because of the fibres used to make tissues, they cannot be recycled into new products. Please put these into your dustbin or the landfill container at a Waste Recycling Centre.

Toner cartridges

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There are many charities that can raise money from your old toner cartridge - just search the web to find a charity of your choice.

For more information on how to recycle your cartridges, please visit the everycartridge website

Tools

At Redbridge Recycling Centre hand and garden tools can be placed into a tool bank where they will be collected by the charity Orinoco for use by schools, community groups and gardening projects.

At other Recycling Centres most hand tools can be placed in the metal container for recycling. Any electrical tools should be placed into the small appliances container for recycling.

Toys

Your local charity shop, hospital or clinic could benefit from your unwanted good quality toys.

Trade waste - recycled

See the Where to recycle waste from your business (pdf format, 601 KB) leaflet or further information can be found on the commercial waste section of our website.

Tyres

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Householders can take up to five car or motorcycle tyres at any of our Waste Recycling Centres in any one visit at a cost of £2.50 per tyre. Visits to deposit tyres are limited to two per year. Tyres from a bicycle will be accepted free of charge. They should be separated from the main frame. Up to a maximum of five bicycle tyres may be deposited per month.

Please see our tyres charging leaflet (pdf format, 229 KB) for more information.

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Video cassettes

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 If you have unwanted video cassettes, firstly try to take them to your local charity shop.

It is not currently possible to recycle VHS tapes at any of our Waste Recycling Centres. However, some companies allow you to post them your VHS tapes for recycling for example Environmental Media Solutions.

West Oxfordshire can take VHS tapes for recycling in some of their recycling banks, please visit their website WestOxon.gov.uk

Please also see cassette and video tapes

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Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

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WEEE regulations came into force in England from 1 July 2007. WEEE items will be accepted across all Waste Recycling Centres in Oxfordshire. See our page on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment for more details about the regulations, and which items it covers.

Water filter recycling

If you use a BRITA branded water filter you can recycle the used filters at most Argos, Robert Dyas and Homebase stores where boxes are provided for the collection of used cartridges. You can locate your nearest participating store on the BRITA website.

For other water filter brands, please contact the manufacturer to find out if they provide a similar service. If the manufacturer is unable to accept them, old filters can be disposed of with your normal rubbish collection or in the landfill container at any of our Waste Recycling Centres

Water tanks

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Water tanks can be taken to our Waste Recycling Centres. These come under our 1,2,3 for Free scheme (pdf format, 229 KB). Each item is counted separately and we accept up to three items for free before charging. Metal water tanks should be placed in the metals container for recycling. Please ask the site staff if you are unsure and they will direct you to the correct container.

Window frames

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We can accept window frames at our Waste Recycling Centres. These come under our 1,2,3 for Free scheme (pdf format, 229 KB). Each item is counted separately and we accept up to three items for free before charging. Certain materials may be able to be recycled, please check with a member of site staff which container they should be placed into.

Wood

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There is a wood bin at each of the Waste Recycling Centres. We can accept all types of wood to be diverted from landfill including MDF, chipboard and laminate flooring.

Wrapping paper

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You can recycle traditional wrapping paper or brown paper, but make sure you remove any tape first. You could also compost tissue or crepe paper. Please note that foil, glitter or laminated wrapping paper cannot be recycled, this can be disposed of in your normal household waste collection or in the landfill bin at any Waste Recycling Centre.

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Yellow Pages

See paper section above.

Please let us know if there's anything you think should be added to this list.

Last reviewed
02 May 2013
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