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Car batteries

See Batteries (car)

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Cans and tins

Recycle

In your household recycling.

They can also be recycled in the appropriate bin at one of the many recycling points throughout the city and at the city’s Household Waste Recycling Sites.

Please empty and rinse out cans before recycling.

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Cardboard

Reuse Donate locally to people moving houses or use as a weed-suppressing mulch in the garden. You can also add to your compost bin in small pieces.
Recycle

In your household recycling, or take to one of the city’s Household Waste Recycling Sites.

It can also be placed in the appropriate bin at one of the many recycling points throughout the city.

Please flatten cardboard before recycling it and remove any non-cardboard packaging such as plastic & polystyrene. Normal amounts of tape and staples are acceptable.

Tetra Pak cartons (such as juice and soup cartons) are made from mixed materials and should not be mixed with cardboard. See cartons for more information.

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Cards

Reuse By cutting off the picture to make a new card.
Recycle In your household recycling.
Dispose Cards covered in glitter or foil cannot be recycled and should be placed in your household rubbish. 

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Carpets

Reuse If in good condition you can sell or donate locally using Freegle and other online platforms.
Dispose At either one of Brighton and Hove’s Household Waste Recycling Sites and placed in the landfill area.

Thank you for doing the right thing. Leaving/dumping carpets on the street, other land or beside a communal bin is illegal fly-tipping.

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Cartons (Tetra Pak)

Recycle

Cannot recycle in your household recycling.

Tetra Pak cartons (such as juice and soup cartons) are made from mixed materials and should not be mixed with cardboard.

They can be recycled at one of our many recycling points or at our Household Waste Recycling Sites.

Dispose If you are not able to access any of the recycling points for Tetra Paks, please put these in your household rubbish.

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Catalogues and magazines

Reuse For collages, or donate locally using Freegle for use on art projects.
Recycle In your household recycling.

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CDs and DVDs

Reuse As coasters, in the garden or allotment to deter birds, sell or donate locally to a charity shop or online using Freegle.
Recycle Cannot be recycled in your household recycling.
Dispose In your household rubbish.

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Ceramics

Reuse Sell or donate locally to a charity shop, or online using Freegle.
Recycle At either one of the city’s Household Waste Recycling Sites in the hardcore container.

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Chairs

See furniture.

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Chemicals

Recycle

Both Household Waste Recycling Sites accept chemicals. Please ensure they are in sealed leak-proof containers. They should be placed on the chemical deposit table.

Please ask a member of staff if you need assistance.

The recycling sites are for household waste from city residents only.

Business waste will not be accepted. Business waste is any waste from commercial, trade or business activities. This includes any waste from domestic properties used for profit (for example landlords taking waste from a rented property) and waste that is being removed for payment.

Our staff have the right to inspect any waste entering the recycling sites.

If they suspect the waste is business waste the person will be turned away.

Find out more on our business rubbish and recycling page.

Thank you for doing the right thing. Leaving/dumping chemicals on the street, other land or beside a communal bin is illegal fly-tipping.

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Chipboard

Dispose

A limited amount of chipboard from home improvements or DIY can be disposed of at our Household Waste Recycling Sites.

The recycling sites are for household waste from city residents only.

Business waste will not be accepted. Business waste is any waste from commercial, trade or business activities. This includes any waste from domestic properties used for profit (for example landlords taking waste from a rented property) and waste that is being removed for payment.

Our staff have the right to inspect any waste entering the recycling sites.

If they suspect the waste is business waste the person will be turned away.

Find out more on our business rubbish and recycling page.

Thank you for doing the right thing. Leaving/dumping chipboard on the street, other land or beside a communal bin is illegal fly-tipping.

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Christmas cards

See cards.

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Christmas trees

Recycle

Can be taken to one of the Christmas tree recycling sites we open each year after Christmas, or taken to one of the city’s Household Waste Recycling Sites.

If you have signed up to our garden waste collections, a Christmas tree can be placed in your brown garden bin - if they fit.

Thank you for doing the right thing. Leaving/dumping Christmas trees on the street, other land or beside a communal bin is illegal fly-tipping.

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Christmas wrapping paper

See wrapping paper.

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Clinical waste

Dispose

Cannot be accepted at the Household Waste Recycling Sites.

You must contact Cityclean if you require a clinical waste collection

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Clothes

Reduce consider shopping for clothes in charity shops to give second-hand clothes a new life.
Reuse clothes in good condition can be sold or donated to a charity shop or online using Freegle and other online platforms.
Recycle Any clothes at one of the Household Waste Recycling Sites or textiles recycling points across the city.

Thank you for doing the right thing. Leaving/dumping clothes or other textiles on the street, other land or beside a communal bin is illegal fly-tipping.

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Coat hangers

Reuse Hangers in working condition can be sold or donated to a charity shop or online using Freegle and other online platforms.
Recycle Broken wire hangers at either one of the city’s Household Waste Recycling Sites in the metal recycling container.
Dispose Broken plastic and wooden coat hangers cannot be recycled and should be disposed of in your household rubbish.

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Coffee cups

Reduce Where possible use a reusable cup for on-the-go drinking.
Recycle Coffee cups can be recycled at one of the many carton recycling points in the city or taken to one of our Household Waste Recycling Sites.
Dispose If you are not able to access any of the recycling points for cartons, please put these in your household rubbish.

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Computers and laptops

See electrical appliances and electronic equipment.

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Construction and demolition materials

Dispose

A limited amount of construction/demolition materials from home improvements or DIY can be disposed of at Household Waste Recycling Sites.

The recycling sites are for household waste from city residents only.

Business waste will not be accepted. Business waste is any waste from commercial, trade or business activities. This includes any waste from domestic properties used for profit (for example landlords taking waste from a rented property) and waste that is being removed for payment.

Our staff have the right to inspect any waste entering the recycling sites.

If they suspect the waste is business waste the person will be turned away.

Find out more on our business rubbish and recycling page.

Thank you for doing the right thing. Leaving/dumping construction/demolition materials on the street, other land or beside a communal bin is illegal fly-tipping.

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Confidential paper waste (shredded)

Reuse Can be reused as animal bedding
Recycle Cannot be recycled in your household recycling.
Dispose In your household rubbish.

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Conservatories

Reuse If in good condition you can sell or donate locally using Freegle.
Dispose

Small dismantled conservatories from home improvements or DIY can be taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Sites providing you have done the work yourself. If you have paid someone to install or dismantle your conservatory then they must pay to dispose of it as business waste.

Please note: Business waste will not be accepted as the recycling sites are for household waste from city residents only.

Business waste is any waste from commercial, trade or business activities. This includes any waste from domestic properties used for profit (for example landlords taking waste from a rented property) and waste that is being removed for payment.

Our staff have the right to inspect any waste entering the recycling sites.

If they suspect the waste is business waste the person will be turned away.

Find out more on our business rubbish and recycling page.

Thank you for doing the right thing. Leaving/dumping conservatory waste on the street, other land or beside a communal bin is illegal fly-tipping.

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Cookers, ovens and hobs

Reuse If in good condition you can sell or donate locally using Freegle.
Recycle They can also be taken to either of the Brighton & Hove Household Waste Recycling Sites

Thank you for doing the right thing. Leaving/dumping cookers, ovens and hobs on the street, other land or beside a communal bin is illegal fly-tipping.

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Cooking oil

Recycle It can also be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Sites and recycled. Please take it in a sealed leak-proof container and place it on the oil deposit table.
Dispose Small quantities in a sealed leak-free container can be placed in your household rubbish. 

Do not dispose of oil down drains, in toilets, onto soil or near water.

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Corks

Recycle Give to schools for art projects etc.
Dispose In your household rubbish.

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Creosote

See chemicals.

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Crisp packets

Recycle Cannot be recycled in your household recycling.
Dispose In your household rubbish.

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Crockery (plates, saucers, bowls)

See ceramics.

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Curtains

Reuse Sell or donate locally to a charity shop, or online using Freegle.
Recycle At one of the textiles recycling points throughout the city. They can also be recycled at Household Waste Recycling Sites.

Thank you for doing the right thing. Leaving/dumping curtains on the street, other land or beside a communal bin is illegal fly-tipping.

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Cutlery

Reuse Sell or donate locally to a charity shop, or online using Freegle.
Recycle In the metal recycling container at our Household Waste Recycling Sites.

Thank you for doing the right thing. Leaving/dumping curtains on the street, other land or beside a communal bin is illegal fly-tipping.

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