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Here is a comprehensive list of materials and which container they should be placed into for collection. If you think an item should be added to this list then please email us at csc@eastdevon.gov.uk

You may find that there are alternative ways to reuse or recycle some items such as charity shops, reuse shops or recycling centres. Some of these methods are listed below.

Items marked with a * should be placed into a plastic bag before being placed into the container. Electrical items should be no bigger than then the recycling box, bagged if possible and should have a plug or a battery.

Item

Disposal method

A

 

Aerosol cans (empty)

Green sack

Air freshener (electric)*

Green box

Aluminium foil/trays

Green sack

Animal waste/bedding

Grey bin

Ash (cold)

Grey bin

 

 

B

 

Baby nappies

Grey bin

Baby wipes

Grey bin

Baking tray (metal)

Recycling centre

Grey bin

Bath sponges

Grey bin

Batteries*

Green box

Belts*

Green box

Birthday cards (non-glitter type)

Green box

Blister packs

Grey bin

Bones

Blue food caddy

Books (paperback and hardback)

Charity shop

Grey bin

Bread bags

Grey bin

Brochures/catalogues

Green box

Brown paper

Green box

Broken glass (wrapped)

Grey bin

Bubble wrap

Grey bin

Building rubble

Recycling Centre

 

 

C

 

Candles

Grey bin

Cans (food and drink)

Green sack

Car batteries

Recycling centre

Cardboard/cardboard packaging

Green box

Cards (greetings cards, non-glitter)

Green box

Carpets

Recycling centre

Carrier/plastic bags

Grey bin

Cartons/Tetra Paks

Green sack

Cat litter – (bagged)

Grey bin

CD’s/DVD’s/Videos/tapes (+ cases)

Recycling centre

Grey bin

Cellophane

Grey bin

Cereal bags (inner bag)

Grey bin

Cereal boxes

Green box

Christmas cards (non-glitter)

Green box

Cling film/thin plastic

Grey bin

Clocks (battery)*

Green box

Clocks (no battery)

Grey bin

Clothes and Shoes*

Green box

Coat hangers

Grey bin

Coffee cup (disposable)

Grey bin

Coffee grounds

Blue food caddy

Coffee pods

Grey bin

Cooking fat

Allow to cool – grey bin

Cooking oil

Recycling centre

Cork

Grey bin

Cotton wool

Grey bin

Cotton buds

Grey bin

Crockery/Ceramics

Recycling centre

Grey bin

Crisp packets and sweet wrappers

Grey bin

Crisp tubes

Grey bin

Cushions

Recycling centre

Grey bin

Cutlery

Recycling Centre

Grey bin

 

 

D

 

Dental floss

Grey bin

Disposable razors

Grey bin

Drink cartons

Green sack

Drinking glasses

Recycling centre

Grey bin (wrapped if broken)

Duvets/pillows

Recycling centre

Grey bin

 

 

E

 

Egg boxes (card)

Green box

Egg boxes (plastic)

Green sack

Engine oil

Recycling centre

Envelopes (non-padded and paper)

Green box

Envelopes (padded)

Grey bin

Elastic bands

Grey bin

Electrical items (small)*
No TV’s or Monitors

Green box

Electrical items (large)
Including TV’s or Monitors

Recycling centre / bulky waste service

Electric blanket*

Green box

 

 

F

 

Flat glass

Recycling centre

Flower pots

Recycling centre

Grey bin

Fruit/vegetables

Blue food caddy

Foil (clean)

Green sack

Food trays (hard plastic)

Green sack

Food trays (soft plastic

Green sack

Food waste

Blue food caddy

Furniture

Recycling centre / bulky waste service

 

 

 

G

 

 

Garden plants/weeds/grass cuttings

Recycling centre

Green waste service (chargeable)

Gas bottles

Recycling centre

Glass bottles and jars

Green box

Glassware/Pyrex

Recycling centre

Gloves*

Green box

Greaseproof paper

Grey bin

 

 

H

 

Hair

Grey bin

Handbags*

Green box

Hats*

Green box

Hoover dust

Grey bin

Household/garden chemicals/detergents

Recycling centre

 

 

I

 

Ice-cream tub

Green sack

Incontinence pads

Grey bin

Inflatable plastic items

Recycling centre

Grey bin

Ink cartridges

Recycling centre

Grey bin

Inhaler

Aerosol green sack

Plastic in grey bin

 

 

J

 

Jars (glass)

Green box

Jar lids

Green sack

J Cloth

Grey bin

Jiffy bags (padded envelope)

Grey bin

Junk mail (remove plastic bags)

Green box

 

 

K

 

Kitchen food waste

Blue caddy

Kitchen roll tubes

Green box

Keyboard (computer)*

Green box

 

 

L

 

Laminated paper

Grey bin

Lamps (remove shade)

Green box

Laundry pegs

Grey bin

Leather clothing

Green box

Light bulbs (energy saving)

Recycling centre and some Town councils

Grey bin

Light bulbs (fluorescent tubes)

Recycling centre

 

 

M

 

Magazines

Green box

Margarine tubs

Green sack

Meat trays (plastic)

Green sack

Metal (pots, pans and trays)

Recycling centre

Grey bin

Milk bottles (plastic)

Green sack

Mobile phones*

Green box

Motorbike battery

Recycling centre

 

 

N

 

Nappies

Grey bin

Newspapers

Green box

 

 

O

 

Office paper

Green box

 

 

P

 

Packaging peanuts

Grey bin

Paint tins

Recycling centre

Paper

Green box

Paper towels

Grey bin

Papier mache

Grey bin

Pens

Grey bin

Pet food pouches

Grey bin

Pet food tins and trays (clean)

Green sack

Photographs

Grey bin

Pillow cases*

Green box

Pillows

Recycling centre

Grey bin

Plasters

Grey bin

Plastic bottles/containers

Green sack

Plastic bags

Grey bin (recyclable in some supermarkets)

Plastic food trays/punnets

Green sack

Plastic film

Grey bin

Plastic netting

Grey bin

Plastic plant pots

Recycling centre

Grey bin

Plastic toys

Recycling centre

Grey bin

Postcards

Green box

Pots and Pans (metal)

Recycling centre

Grey bin

Polystyrene

Grey bin

Pyrex

Recycling centre

Grey bin

 

 

R

 

Razor blades

Grey bin

Remote control*

Green box

Roll-on deodorant bottle

Green sack

Rubber gloves

Grey bin

 

 

S

 

Sanitary wear

Grey bin

Scarves*

Green box

Scrap metal

Recycling centre

Sheets (textiles)*

Green box

Shoes*

Green box

Shredded paper (bagged)*

Green box

Soft toys (stuffed)

Recycling Centre

Grey bin

Spectacles

Grey bin

Some opticians

Styrofoam

Grey bin

Sweet/chocolate/biscuit containers (tin)

Green sack

Sweet wrappers

Grey bin

 

 

T

 

Tablet packing (preformed plastic)

Grey bin

Takeaway container (plastic)

Green sack

Takeaway container (foil)

Green sack

Takeaway pizza boxes

Grey bin

Tea bags/leaves

Blue food caddy

Teddy bears

Recycling centre

Grey bin

Tetra Pak

Green sack

Thermometer (mercury)

Recycling centre. Place in unwanted plastic container labelled ‘Mercury’ and hand to staff.

Thermos flask

Grey bin

Tiles (ceramic or roof)

Recycling centre

Tin (food)

Green sack

Tissues

Grey bin

Tissue boxes (cardboard)

Green box

Toilet roll tubes

Green box

Toothbrush (electric) – remove brush part*

Green box

Toothbrush (non-electric)

Grey bin

Toothpaste tubes

Grey bin

Toothpaste pump

Green sack

Tupperware containers

Recycling centre

Grey bin

 

 

V

 

 

Vegware cups (and utensils)

Home composting

Grey bin

 

 

W

 

Wallpaper (used or unused)

Grey bin

Washing powder boxes (card)

Green box

Washing powder/capsule box (plastic)

Green sack

Washing up liquid bottles

Green sack

Washing up sponges

Grey bin

Watches (with battery)

Green box

Watches (no battery)

Grey bin

Water filters

Grey bin

Wet wipes

Grey bin

Wood/timber

Recycling centre

Wrapping paper (non-metallic)

Green box

Wrapping paper (metallic/glitter)

Grey bin

 

 

Y

 

Yellow pages

Green box

Yoghurt/margarine tubs

Green sack

       

 

 

If you feel that we have missed anything then please email us on csc@eastdevon.gov.uk