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Grass cuttings

RECYCLE

Yes grass cuttings can be recycled.

REUSE

  • You can leave short clippings on the lawn as they break down into the grass very easily making a free fertilizer for you to use. To make sure this happens properly, only clip off about one-third of the blade of grass every time you mow.
  • You can add them to your own compost bin which will help  to break down all the other organic matter you are collecting.
  • You can gather some clippings and then let them steep in water for a few days. Strain, and pour this “tea” on your house plants and watch them thrive.
  • You can use grass clippings as a mulch to help suppress weeds and to keep the soil cool. Mulch can sometimes be unsightly, so adding grass clippings will make your garden look more natural.

RECYCLED
Where?

  • For £52 a year you can sign up to Brighton and Hove's Garden Waste collection. You will be given a 240 litre wheelie bin for your garden waste which will be collected every two weeks.
  • You can also 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.

How?
You can include;

  • Grass cuttings
  • Hedge cuttings
  • Leaves
  • Plants
  • Tree cuttings
  • Twigs

 

Gold Jewellery

REDUCE RE-USE

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Gold

REDUCE RE-USE RECYCLE

Yes gold can be reduced, re-used and recycled.

REDUCE
It is very important that you let go of unwanted, broken or damaged gold as this will reduce demand for the mining of gold. Gold mining devastates the environment and it is believed that we have already mined enough gold to meet all our demands.

REUSE

RECYCLED
Where?

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Gold mining is one of the most destructive industries in the world.
  • It can adversely affects the environment by inducing loss of biodiversity, soil erosion, and contamination of surface water, groundwater, and soil.
  • It pollutes water and land with mercury and cyanide, endangering the health of people and ecosystems.

Gloves

REDUCE RE-USE RECYCLE

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Glasses

RE-USE RECYCLE

Yes glasses can be reused and recycled.

REUSE
If you have very expensive glasses frames you can sell them on eBay.

RECYCLED
Where?

  • The Green Centre at Brighton Open Market. More details here. 
  • You can recycle your glasses with SpecSavers.  

How?

  • We accept any prescription glasses.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Most unwanted prescription glasses end up with Vision Aid Overseas. 
  • With half of its population living on less than one dollar a day, according to the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), Africa has 73% more blind and visually impaired people than any other region in the world.
  • Vision Aid Overseas is currently supporting four countries across Africa to establish and deliver their own sustainable eye care services; Ghana, Zambia, Ethiopia and Sierra Leone.

Glass Bottles

RECYCLE

Yes glass bottles can be reused and recycled.

REUSE

  • You can reuse your glass bottles for liquids in refill shops across Brighton & Hove. 

RECYCLED
Where?

  • Glass bottles can be included in your kerbside or communal bin recycling BUT in a separate bin. DO NOT include the metal lids, e.g. wine bottle lids, beer bottle lids, etc. See Metal Lids for for how to dispose of these correctly.
  • You can 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.

How?

  • Please make sure your glass bottles are clean.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Glass bottles are 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without any loss in purity or quality.
  • Over a ton of natural resources are saved for every ton of glass recycled
  • Learn more about glass recycling through British Glass and there's a really good infographic from the Glass Packaging Institute in America.

Glass Jars

RECYCLE

Yes glass jars can be reused and recycled.

REUSE

  • You can reuse your glass jars for different products in refill shops across Brighton & Hove. 
  • Use your jars for keeping things tidy in the house, including nails, screws and stationary, etc.

RECYCLED
Where?

  • Glass jars can be included in your kerbside or communal bin recycling BUT in a separate bin. DO NOT include the metal lids. See Metal Lids for for how to dispose of these correctly.
  • You can 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.

How?

  • Please make sure your glass jars are clean.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Glass  are jars are 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without any loss in purity or quality.
  • Over a ton of natural resources are saved for every ton of glass recycled
  • Learn more about glass recycling through British Glass and there's a really good infographic from the Glass Packaging Institute in America.

Gas Bottles

RECYCLE

Yes gas bottles can be recycled.

RECYCLED
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.
  • Please note gas bottles can NOT be accepted at Brighton Household Waste & Recycling site.

Garden Tools

RE-USE

Games (board)

RE-USE RECYCLE

Yes board games can be reused and recycled.

REUSED

  • You can donate them to a charity shop.
  • You can 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?

  • If the board game is broken or there are pieces missing and it can not be repaired in any way then dismantle and recycle any cardboard and paper with your household recycling.
  • If there are components which might be useful to someone else then advertise them through Freegle.