A-Z of recycling

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Diesel
Diesel, petrol and paraffin will not be accepted at any Household Waste Recycling Centres in Hampshire. They are flammable, hazardous wastes and no sites are licensed to accept them. Re-use where possible. If not, a local garage or motoring society may be able to take it (a small charge may apply). They could also be taken to a car breakers, but ring first to check.

Directories

Both white and yellow pages directories can be recycled in the blue lidded recycling bin.

Disposable plates, cups and napkins
Disposable paper plates and cups cannot be recycled as they generally have a plastic or waxy coating. Paper napkins cannot be processed by the recycling machinery.

DIY waste (bricks, rubble)

DIY waste cannot be put in the green lidded rubbish bin or blue lidded recycling bins. It can be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centre in First Avenue, Millbrook, SO15 0LJ.

There is a charge for disposing of bricks and rubble.

If you have a large quantity you could try hiring a skip or bag in a local DIY store.

Builders cannot use the recycling centre and must arrange for disposal via a registered waste carrier.

Domestic appliances

Broken electrical items can be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centre for recycling, free of charge. They can also be taken to Southampton repair café which runs on the first Saturday of every month to see if they can be fixed.

The council runs a Bulky Items collection service if you are unable to dispose of it yourself.

Good quality white goods are accepted at a number of charity shops for reuse and also SCRATCH a local charity that helps people in need.

SCRATCH are based at 33 Mount Pleasant Industrial Estate, SO14 0SP.
Telephone: 023 8077 3132 or email: reception@scratchcharity.co.uk 

Duvets
These are not accepted in charity textile banks due to hygiene reasons. They need to go into the green-lidded general waste bin.

DVD player

Non-working and broken electrical items can be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centre for recycling, free of charge. The council runs a Bulky Items collection service if you are unable to dispose of it yourself.
Good quality electrical items are accepted at a number of charity shops for reuse and also SCRATCH a local charity that helps people in need.

SCRATCH are based at 33 Mount Pleasant Industrial Estate, SO14 0SP.
Telephone: 023 8077 3132 or email: reception@scratchcharity.co.uk

DVDs

Good quality DVDs can be taken to a charity shop for sale to raise funds.