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Fabric

RE-USE

Fencing and fence poles

see Wood

Fire Extinguishers

RECYCLE

Yes Fire Extinguishers can be recycled.

RECYCLE
Where?

  • Please take them to the Hove Household Waste & Recycling site on the Old Shoreham Road. See here for exact locations and opening times.For more details contact City Clean on 01273 292929.
  • N.B. Fire extinguishers are not accepted at the Brighton recycling site.

Fireworks

No Fireworks cannot be recycled.

  • Used fireworks are safe to dispose of in with your normal refuse but we would advise you to soak them in water overnight to ensure there is no chance of them re-igniting.

  • Unused fireworks cannot be taken to recycling centres, and should be returned to where you brought them from.

Flammable Chemicals

see Chemicals

Floss (dental) containers

Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Foil

REDUCE RE-USE RECYCLE

Food

REDUCE RE-USE RECYCLE

Yes food can be reused and recycled.

REUSE

The 1st question; are you a resident or a business?

Household

Business

  • Check out the Real Junk Food Project. They are a global, organic network of pay as you feel cafes. They divert food destined for waste and use it to create delicious and healthy meals.

  • Check out Foodcycle. They run volunteer-powered community projects across the UK – all working to reduce food poverty and social isolation by serving tasty, nutritious meals to vulnerable people.

RECYCLE
Where?

  • Food waste is not currently collected in Brighton & Hove however you can recycle your own food through composting. 
  • Check out these tips about composting from Brighton & Hove Food Partnership. If you don't have a garden then check out Community Composting in Brighton and Hove.
  • Cooked food can also be composted but you will need a special composting bin called a Green Johanna. 

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Food waste causes eight per cent of greenhouse gases worldwide.
  • A study has revealed that the average UK household throws away £355.68 worth of food every year, equating to a startling £9.7billion across the country annually.
  • The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) estimates that in the UK we waste seven million tonnes of food every year five million of which is perfectly edible.

Food Cartons

RECYCLE

See Tetra-Pak

Foreign Currency

RE-USE RECYCLE

Yes Foreign Currency can be reused and recycled.

REUSE
Coins or notes left over from a foreign holiday can be put to good use even if you only have a few coins.

  • The Green Centre at Brighton Open Market. More details here.
  • We support 2 charities through this recycling scheme;

RECYCLED
Where?

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

How?

  • We can accept all foreign currency, coins and notes, including currency no longer in circulation.
  • We can also accept old British currency, coins and notes.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Only 8% of the world’s currency is physical money, the rest only exists on computers. 
  • There is currently £540 million worth of foreign currency spread around the world.
  • The Guinness World Record for the individual featured on the most currencies is held by Queen Elizabeth II, who is pictured on the money of at least 35 countries (all part of the British Commonwealth).

Forks - Garden

RE-USE

Freezers

RECYCLE

Fridges

RECYCLE

Furniture

REDUCE RE-USE RECYCLE

Yes furniture waste can be reduced throughcan be reuse and recycling.

REUSE

  • The following local organisations will come and collect your unwanted furniture. Furniture needs to be cleaned and suitable for resale and have the correct fire labels where appropriate. Please phone them to discuss collection:
  • You can sell furniture 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 it away for free through Freegle.

RECYCLED
Where?

  • Please take them to the Brighton Household Waste & Recycling site on Wilson Avenue or the Hove Household Waste & Recycling site on the Old Shoreham Road. See here for exact locations and opening times. For more details contact City Clean on 01273 292929.
  • If you don’t have transport, then please contact the council as they run a Bulky Waste Collections Service. They charge for this service, but discounts are available for people over 60 and those receiving certain benefit payments.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • 22 million small items of furniture are thrown out in the UK every year.
  • When surveyed about throwing furniture away people gave the following reasons; 
    • 23 per cent said it was the easiest thing to do.
    • another 23 per cent said they weren’t sure how to dispose of these items.
    • whilst 20 per cent said it was cheaper and easier to replace items rather than repair them.
  • International Repair Day is a joint initiative of the Open Repair Alliance, celebrated every year on the third Saturday of October.