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Lace

RE-USE RECYCLE

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Laptop Charger

REDUCE

Lavazza Eco Coffee Capsules

REDUCE RECYCLE

Yes Lavazza Eco Caps can be recycled. You can include the following;

  • All Lavazza Eco Caps compatible with Nespresso coffee machines
  • All Lavazza Eco Caps compatible with Lavazza A Modo Mio coffee machines

RECYCLED
Where?

  • Barnes + Binns General Store, 154 Portland Road, Hove, BN3 5QL
  • See here for more collection points throughout the UK

How?

  • Clean and dry

Lawn Mowers

RE-USE

Lead

RECYCLE

Leaves

RE-USE RECYCLE

Yes leaves can be reused and recycled.

REUSE

RECYCLED
Where?

Leaves can be recycled in 2 ways;

  • 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 include;
     
    • Grass cuttings
    • Hedge cuttings
    • Leaves
    • Plants
    • Tree cuttings
    • Twigs
  • Alternatively 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?

  • Make sure you remove plastic bags, string and other bindings.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • The best quality leafmould is produced from the leaves of oak, beech or hornbeam.
  • Like peat, it is a soft, inviting medium for plant roots. It's kind to seedlings and a great place for them to start life.
  • For older plants it will seal in the moisture and, if spread thickly enough, will suppress weeds as a mulch. It will take heavy soil and make it light again.

Lids - metal

RECYCLE

Yes metal lids can be recycled.

RECYCLED
Where?

  • The Green Centre at Brighton Open Market. More details here. We can accept all metal lids including lids from glass jars, wine bottles and beer bottles
  • You can include metal lids from JARS ONLY in your kerbside recycling. They can be included with your paper, cardboard, drinks cans, food tins, aerosols and plastic bottles.
  • You can take all your metal lids 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 recycle ALL metal lids with the Green Centre including;
    • Jar lids
    • Wine bottle metal lids
    • Beer bottle metal lids
  • You can only recycle JAR LIDS ONLY in your kerbside recycling collection.
  • You can recycle ALL metal lids at the Household Waste & Recycling sites in Brighton and Hove. Please include them in the scrap metal skip.

Lids - plastic

RECYCLE

Yes plastic lids can be recycled. Please see B for Bottle Tops and M for Milk Bottle Tops.

Light Bulbs

RECYCLE

Yes light bulbs can be recycled. 

RECYCLED
Where?
You can recycle light bulbs in the following places;

  • Brighton

    • Robert Dyas: 74 Western Rd, Brighton BN1 2HA

    Hove

    • Robert Dyas: 96 George St, Hove BN3 3YE
    • Homebase Hove: 182 Old Shoreham Road, Hove, BN3 7EX
    • Sainsburys West Hove: 361-367 Old Shoreham Road, Hove, BN3 7GD 

    Rottingdean

    • Handy Hardware: 51 Marine Drive, Rottingdean, BN2 8LG
  • 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?

  • Fluorescent tubes and energy saving light bulbs can be included at the Household & Waste Recycling sites. As they contain small amounts of mercury and hazardous materials they should not be included in your general waste.
  • Old style incandescent bulbs are not recyclable and are not hazardous. Please throw them away in your household rubbish.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • There are two main types of energy efficient light bulbs available in the UK. Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) and Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs). Both CFLs and LEDs are a cost-effective option for most general lighting requirements.
  • LED light bulbs use about one-sixth of the electricity that conventional bulbs do, cost about a quarter as much to use, and last about 40 times longer.

Linen

RE-USE RECYCLE

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Loft Insulation

Yes loft insulation can be reused but cannot be recycled.

REUSE

  • Consider laying new insulation on top of your old insulation, for additional protection.

RECYCLE
Where?

  • Loft insulation cannot be recycled.
  • Please take it to the Brighton Household Waste & Recycling site on Wilson Avenue or the Hove Household Waste & Recycling site on the Old Shoreham Road and include in general waste. See here for exact locations and opening times.For more details contact City Clean on 01273 292929.
  • Please double-bag loft insulation when transporting it, to prevent fibres floating into the air.