Search for an item to recycle, repair, reuse or dispose of

What to do with your old mattress, paint, or any other household item? Use our waste wizard.

Before you visit one of our Household Waste Recycling Centres, take a minute to sort your mixed rubbish and recycling. 

Should you arrive on-site and have a bag of mixed rubbish which contains recycling, a member of the team at the centre will let you know where each of the items should be placed and request that you separate it to maximise recycling.

Use our waste wizard search to find out:

  • other ways you can repair, reuse or recycle household items
  • whether your district council can collect your item and which bin to put it in
  • the types of waste we accept at a household waste recycling centre.

You need to type in your postcode with a space, for example, OX1 1ND. You only need to do this the first time you use the wizard.

Your postcode is saved as a cookie on your computer, making it quicker next time. We use your postcode to give you local information.


How the search results are organised

Reusing or repairing items appear first in the list as these are better options for the environment.

Next, you'll see whether your district council collects the item for recycling or disposal.

Household waste recycling centre information appears at the end of the list.

Other websites and businesses

The search contains links to other websites and businesses. If you use the links, you will leave our website. The links are provided for your information and convenience only and are not an endorsement. We advise you to check that the business or charity accept items before visiting.