Reducing the amount of waste you produce through recycling helps save us vital funds and also helps save the environment. So before you bin it ask yourself if it can be disposed at your local Reuse and Recycling Centre. If the item is large, you should book a bulky waste collection with us. You should also look at our Tips for reducing waste page for advice.
Book a bulky waste collection
If you have any waste that is too large to be recycled, you can:Book a bulky waste collection
Please note, the dumping of waste, also known as fly-tipping, is illegal and we will seek to prosecute and fine anyone found doing it.
Some household batteries contain chemicals like lead, mercury or cadmium. If batteries are thrown into your normal waste bin they are likely to end up in landfill. Once buried, the batteries start to break down and can leak some of these chemicals into the ground. This can cause soil and water pollution, which may be a health risk.
Recycling stops batteries going to landfill and helps recover valuable metals. This reduces the need to mine for new materials and saves resources.
You can recycle your household batteries at our collection points:Find your nearest collection point