Green A to Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Accommodation

REDUCE RE-USE

YES. Accommodation can be reused.

REUSE
There are many ways you can share your space with others;

Aerosols

RECYCLE

Yes aerosols can be recycled.

RECYCLED
Where?

  • Aerosols can be included in Brighton & Hove City Council Recycling.
  • Residents receiving a black box collection can put household aerosols in their black box along with paper, cardboard, drinks cans, food cans and plastic bottles.
  • Residents in flats with a recycling service can deposit their household aerosols along with cans. They can also be taken to 75 recycling points across the city.
  • For more details contact City Clean on 01273 292929.

How?

  • Please remove the lid
  • Aerosols must be empty
  • Aerosols must not be pierced or crushed before they're put out for recycling.

 

Aerosol Cans

Air Freshners

RECYCLE

Yes air freshners can be recycled.

RECYCLED
Where?

  • The Green Centre at Brighton Open Market. More details here.

How?

  • We can accept all brands of plastic air freshners containers, cartridge caps and plastic car air freshners [except electric plug-ins]
  • Please use this poster, provided by Terracycle, as a visual guide.

 

 

Aluminium Cans

RECYCLE

Yes aluminium cans can be recycled.

RECYCLED
Where?

  • Cans can be included in Brighton & Hove City Council Recycling.
    • Residents receiving a black box collection can put cans in their black box along with paper, cardboard, aerosols, food cans and plastic bottles.
    • Residents in flats with a recycling service can deposit their cans along with household aerosols. They can also be taken to 75 recycling points across the city.
    • For more details contact City Clean on 01273 292929.
  • You can take them to a local scrap dealer and weigh them in to raise funds for yourself or a charity.  First check they're aluminium by using a magnet (a fridge magnet will do). If they're magnetic then they're NOT aluminium. When you've checked them crush them so you can fit more in a bag. The current price per kilo is 50p. Can you believe we landfill £36 million worth of aluminium every year!
     
    • The local scrap metal company that The Green Centre use for aluminium cans is Geo.E.Richardson & Sons Ltd. There have been changes in the laws about how to use scrap metal merchants. For more details please contact them on 01273 570246.

How?

  • Cans must be empty

DID YOU KNOW?

  • When producing recycled aluminium 95% less energy is used than when producing primary aluminium.  
  • Approximately £36 million worth of aluminium is landfilled every year!
Aluminium Cans

Aluminium containers

RECYCLE

Aluminium Foil

REDUCE RE-USE RECYCLE

Yes aluminium foil can be reused and recycled.

REUSE
If you are careful you can wash your foil and reuse it. Include it as part of your washing up so you don't waste water. After it can no longer be re-used, aluminium foil can be recycled.

RECYCLED
Where?

  • The Green Centre at Brighton Open Market. More details here.
  • Magpie Recycling. More details here.
  • Geo. E. Richardson & Sons Ltd. More details here. If you do not live in Brighton click here to find a local centre.

How?

  • Foil must be clean.
  • You can include aluminium foil from a roll, take-away containers, milk bottle tops, etc. You can also incluse tea-lights but all the wax, the metal disc and any wock must be removed.
  • The silver packaging from T-Bags is not foil. It is plastic.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • When producing recycled aluminium 95% less energy is used than when producing primary aluminium.  
  • Approximately £36 million worth of aluminium is landfilled every year!
  • If You Care make 100% recycled aluminium foil. 

Anti-inflammatory Drugs

REDUCE

Pharmaceutical drugs can be reduced. We know that the pharmaceutical drugs we consume end up in the country's waterways and can seriously upset the natural balance of the ecosystem.

Diclofenac, an anti-inflammatory drug administered to humans and animals, has had an  impact on the vulture population across Asia.

In order to reduce our reliance upon Diclofenac and other anti-inflammatory drugs, a variety of natural alternatives for treating inflammation exist;

  1. Willow Bark
  2. Ginger Root
  3. Turmeric
  4. MSM
  5. Bromelain

You can return out of date medication and drugs to any pharmacy.

Asbestos

No asbestos can not be recycled but it can be disposed of safely.

How?

Hove Household Waste Recycling Site will accept up to four sheets or six small builder’s bags of plasterboard asbestos per household per month. It must be wrapped in at least two layers of plastic and sealed. You will need two forms of identification to prove you live in the city including one form of photo ID.

If you are handling bonded asbestos you should take safety precautions including goggles, a face mask and gloves. Bonded asbestos looks similar to cement and is often grey in colour. Don’t break the asbestos into smaller pieces or cut or saw it. If you have any smaller pieces please make sure you dampen them down with water.

For more information about asbestos check out the Health and Safety Executive.

Ash

RE-USE

Yes ash can be reused.

REUSE

  • You can reuse ash for garden paths or make a narrow path across your lawn for the winter.
  • Wood ash can be sprinkled lightly into your compost heap or around your garden.
  • Coal ash should be disposed of in your household rubbish.

Asthma Inhalers

RECYCLE

Yes asthma pumps can be recycled.

RECYCLED
Where?

  • The Green Centre at Brighton Open Market. More details here.
  • Check out the "Pharmacy Finder" to drop off your inhalers at the nearest participating store.

How?

DID YOU KNOW?

  • 73 million respiratory inhalers are prescribed every year in the UK and not disposing of them correctly can be harmful to our environment.
  • 'Complete the Cycle' was set up in the UK in 2011. By the end of 2017, over 1.2 million inhalers were recycled and recovered. This has saved carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to taking 5,199 cars off UK roads.
  • Materials recycled through the scheme are used by companies to make other products for example car manufacturing and air conditioning units.

 

 

Audio Cassettes

RE-USE RECYCLE

Yes audio cassettes can be reused and recycled.

REUSE
You may be able to reuse your audio tapes by selling them or giving them away but demand is practically zero! 

  • Charity shops are unlikely to accept them. 
  • You can give them away or sell them at a car boot sale or use a number of online platforms including Gumtree, Friday-Ad, Facebook selling pages and other online platforms. 
  • You can also give them away for free through Freegle.


RECYCLED
Where?

  • They can be recycled with Terracycle however you need to purchase a Cassette Tape Zero Waste Box for this scheme. The cost for a small box is £133.46.