What you can bring to the Reuse and Recycling Centre

This page has information about what you can and can't bring to the Reuse and Recycling Centre as a resident.

There is different guidance if you're visiting as a trade customer.

You need to book a visit to the Reuse and Recycling Centre.

You can bring:

  • wood
  • green waste (grass cuttings, leaves, hedge clippings, flowers and weeds, twigs and small branches)
  • bric-a-brac (garden ornaments, vases, mirrors, picture frames)
  • furniture
  • household chemicals (garden chemicals, fertilisers)
  • paper (magazines, newspapers, catalogues, envelopes)
  • cardboard (packaging, cereal boxes, tissue boxes, sleeves, boxes, packets, food and drinks cartons)
  • glass bottles and jars
  • food tins and drinks cans, aluminium trays and foil
  • hard plastics (garden furniture, storage containers, piping, plant pots)
  • metal (all mixed metals, including household items mostly made of metal, such as garden tools, bicycles, coat hangers, metal frames, chairs and tables)
  • electrical items (televisions, kitchen equipment, fridges and freezers, gardening equipment)
  • fluorescent tubes and bulbs
  • waste cooking oil
  • waste engine oil
  • batteries (mobile phone/laptop batteries, battery packs, car batteries, household batteries)
  • mixed textiles, clothes and pairs of shoes
  • gas bottles
  • mattresses (see specific information about mattresses, including our charging policy)
  • DIY materials (see specific information about DIY materials, including our charging policy)

You can't bring:

  • tyres
  • asbestos
  • large amounts of gloss paint
  • accelerants (for example, lighter fluid)

See: Hazardous waste collection


You can dispose of up to two mattresses of any size free of charge.

More than two mattresses, even if spread out over repeated visits, will be considered trade waste. This means there will be a charge of £12 per mattress.

DIY materials

You can dispose of up to two 50L sacks (or equivalent) of DIY waste free of charge. This limit is per visit, with a maximum of one visit per week.

Anything exceeding this costs £205 per tonne, with a £41 minimum charge for up to 200kg.

DIY material includes, but is not limited to: 

  • brick, rubble and concrete slabs
  • paving slabs, decking and fence panels
  • fitted kitchens and wardrobes
  • worktops
  • kitchen and bathroom tiles, roof slates (including those that are unused)
  • bathrooms and sanitary ware
  • soil and turf arising from landscaping, garden renovations and other works
  • doors and windows
  • roofing materials
  • internal/external walls and wall panels
  • flooring materials (excluding carpet and lino)
  • plasterboard and structural timber
  • large volumes of garden waste
  • garden sheds, summerhouses, wendy houses, play sheds and tree houses
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