Textiles, electricals and battery collections

You can recycle textiles, paired shoes, small electrical items and batteries every week in your own plastic bags, by leaving them out with your food waste caddy.

All you need to do is:

  1. Place each type of item in a separate supermarket carrier bag (no larger than 35 x 40cm and not in black bin bags).
  2. Put batteries in a separate, sealable/tied up small bag for example, a sandwich bag.
  3. Tie each bag.
  4. Leave the bags at the edge of your property next to your food waste caddy on your usual recycling/rubbish collection day by 6am.

Sorry this service is not currently available to flats with communal bin store areas.

  • Bags.
  • Bedding (sheets, pillowcases and duvet covers but not any stuffed items such as duvets or pillows).
  • Belts.
  • Clothing.
  • Curtains.
  • Cushion covers (but not the cushions).
  • Fabric cut offs.
  • Gloves.
  • Hats.
  • Old or worn textiles.
  • Throws.
  • Towels and tea towels.
  • Shoes and boots (paired).

You can also take your bagged clothes, shoes, accessories and home textiles (no duvets or pillows please) to some of our recycling banks

  • Irons, kettles, toasters, other small kitchen appliances and power tools.
  • Hairdryers, hair clippers, hair straighteners, smoke detectors and thermostats.
  • Laptops, cables (including computer leads) and computer parts.
  • Radios, alarms, CD/MP3 players, clocks, calculators and torches.
  • Mobile phones, remote controls, cameras and chargers.
  • Small electronic toys.
  • Hearing aid batteries.
  • Household batteries (A, AA, AAA, C and D).
  • Laptop batteries.
  • Mobile phone batteries.
  • Watch batteries.
  • Balls of wool.
  • Car batteries.
  • Carpets/rugs.
  • Coat hangers.
  • Computer monitors.
  • Duvets and pillows/cushions.
  • Electric blankets.
  • Fire damaged textiles or clothing.
  • Fluorescent tubes.
  • Laminators.
  • Large electrical appliances – washing machines, dishwashers.
  • Light bulbs.
  • Microwaves.
  • Printers.
  • Safety helmets.
  • Single shoes.
  • String.
  • TVs.

Some of these can be recycled locally at a community recycling centre.