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Fencing and fence posts

Reuse Sell or donate locally to a charity shop, or online using Freegle.
Recycle

Small amounts of fencing and fence posts can be taken to your local 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 fencing and fence posts on the street, other land or beside a communal bin is illegal fly-tipping.

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Fire extinguishers

Recycle Hove Household Waste Recycling Site takes small household fire extinguishers. Commercial or business fire extinguishers should be taken back to where you bought them.

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

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Fireworks

Reuse Unused fireworks should be returned to where you bought them from.
Recycle Cannot be recycled and cannot be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Sites.
Dispose (only if used) In your household rubbish. We would advise you to soak them in water overnight to ensure there is no chance of them re-igniting.

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Flammable chemicals

See chemicals.

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Flower pots

Reuse Sell or donate locally to a charity shop, or online using Freegle.
Recycle Ceramic and clay pots can be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Sites and placed in the hardcore area. 
Dispose In your household rubbish.

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Fluorescent lighting tubes

Recycle These can be accepted at both Household Waste Recycling Sites. They should be placed in the fluorescent tube box.

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Foil and foil containers

Reuse it as much as possible, clean, flatten and put it back in the drawer for next time. 
Recycle Foil trays can be taken to one of the city’s Household Waste Recycling Sites and place in the in the metal container.
Dispose In your household rubbish.

Metal coated plastic like crisp packets cannot be recycled and should be placed in your normal household rubbish.

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Food and drinks cans

Recycle In your household recycling. Please rinse clean before recycling.

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Food

Reduce See the Brighton and Hove Food Partnership page on ways to reduce food waste. You could also join Bin Cooking, a Brighton-based project which aims to reduce household food waste.
Recycle Get involved with a community composting scheme or buy a composting bin for home. See the Brighton and Hove Food Partnership for up to date information.
Dispose In your household rubbish.

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Food and meat trays

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

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Fridges and freezers

Reuse If in working condition sell, or donate locally online using Freegle.
Recycle You can also take these items to one of our Household Waste Recycling Sites.
Dispose In your household rubbish.

We also run a Bulky Waste Collections Service for items which cannot be recycled or disposed of in your household collection or communal bins. This includes items of furniture and household appliances. We charge for this service, but discounts are available for people over 60 and those receiving certain benefit payments.

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

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Furniture (including garden furniture)

Reuse If in good condition sell or donate locally online using Freegle. They can also be taken to the Hove recycling centre and donated to the YMCA shop where it will be sold to raise money for charity. Please ask a member of staff on site for advice.
Dispose If your furniture is in poor condition then please take it to either of the Household Waste Recycling Sites for landfill. If you have no transport then please contact our Bulky Waste Collections Service.

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

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