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

Want to find out what to do with your old mattress, paint , clothing, or any other household item?

Use our waste wizard search to find out:

  • the types of waste we accept at a Household Waste Recycling Centre
  • whether your item can be collected by your District Council and which bin to put it in.
  • other ways you can repair, reuse or recycle household items

You will need to type in your postcode with a space e.g. OX1 1ND the first time you use it and then search for the item.

Missing items

If you find any missing items use the ‘suggest an item’ button at the bottom of the search results list. For any other inaccuracies or problems contact us about it.

About the information

The results are in the order of the waste hierarchy. Reusing or repairing items appear first in the list as these are better options for the environment. You’ll then see whether your district council collects the item for recycling or disposal. Household Waste Recycling Centre information appears at the end of the list.

This 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.