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A-Z list of waste types

Find out about the different types of waste, where to recycle or dispose of them, and any restrictions or charges for these.

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Laptops

Laptops
Description
Electrical items should never be thrown in the rubbish bin, they contain hazardous and valuable materials and should be recycled properly.

Reuse: Staffordshire recycling centres have a reuse area where items in good condition can be donated. Charity shops accept a wide variety of items. Reuse networks such as Freecycle, Freegle and Ecobees allow members to advertise goods. There are a variety of online selling websites. Other options are advertising in the local paper, or noticeboards in a newsagents or some supermarkets.

Recycle: Small electrical and electronic items are accepted through some council collections. They also offer bulky waste collections for larger items. Check your local council for further information and charges. Small and large electrical and electronic items can be brought to any of Staffordshire's recycling centres.

Large electricals

Large electricals
Description
Electrical items should never be thrown in the rubbish bin, they contain hazardous and valuable materials and should be recycled properly.

Reuse: Staffordshire recycling centres have a reuse area where items in good condition can be donated. Charity shops accept a wide variety of items. Reuse networks such as Freecycle, Freegle and Ecobees allow members to advertise goods. There are a variety of online selling websites. Other options are advertising in the local paper, or noticeboards in a newsagents or some supermarkets.

Recycle: Small electrical and electronic items are accepted through some council collections. They also offer bulky waste collections for larger items. Check your local council for further information and charges. Small and large electrical and electronic items can be brought to any of Staffordshire's recycling centres.

Light bulbs

Light bulbs
Description
Reduce: Consider replacing broken bulbs with LED bulbs where compatible. They last for longer and are more energy efficient.

Recycle: Staffordshire's recycling centres accept fluorescent tubes and low energy bulbs, some shops also offer low energy bulb collection points.

Linen

Linen
Description
Reduce: Consider only buying what you really need.

Reuse: Before you throw anything away why not see if it can be reused, repaired or upcycled? There are lots of ways this can be done.

Recycle: Clothes can be taken to the recycling centre where they will be sent for sorting. Good quality clothing is exported to areas in need of clothing. Items not suitable for reuse are either processed into industrial wiping cloths or recycled.

Lithium batteries

Lithium batteries
Description
Reuse: Have you considered reusable batteries instead of disposable?

Recycle: Staffordshire's recycling centres accept batteries, some shops also offer battery collection points.

Loft insulation

Loft insulation
Description
Reduce: If the current loft insulation is not damaged you could top it up with new.

Recovery: Loft insulation can be taken to the recycling centres. Waste placed in the residual waste skip will be sent to one of Staffordshire's energy recovery plants.

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