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Paint

RE-USE RECYCLE

Yes paint can be reused and recycled. 

REUSE

  • There are many ways you can make use of left over paint. Here are some tips from Paintcare.
  • If the paint is in secure containers, it can donated for reuse by community and charity projects. Please take it to 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.
  • Please place all paints on the paint and chemical deposit table.

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.
  • Emulsion paint will be recycled. Gloss and oil based paints will be sent for safe disposal.

How?

  • Please place all paints on the paint and chemical deposit table.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Only 2% of the total amount of leftover decorative paint gets reused or remanufactured. 

Paint Pots

Yes, some paint pots can be recycled.

RECYCLE
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.

How?

  • Providing they are empty, metal paint pots can go in the metal container.
  • Plastic paint pots go in general waste.

Paper Towels

Pencil Sharpeners

RE-USE

Pencils

RE-USE

Pens - broken

RECYCLE

Yes pens which are broken or are without ink can be recycled.

RECYCLED
Where?

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

How?

  • We can accept the following pens for recycling regardless of brand or material and whether they work or not;

    • Ballpoint pens
    • Felt tip pens
    • Propelling pens
    • Correction fluid pens
    • Markers
    • Highlighters

    The pens are sent to TerraCycle Writing Instruments Programme where they are processed and made into new products. 

DID YOU KNOW?

  • BIC alone sells over 8 billion pens. Combine that with the many other pen manufacturers, the writing implement manufacturers and other office supply companies and you have a huge amount of potential for waste. 
  • Once collected by Terracycle the pens are cleaned and sorted into their constituent parts. Each batch of different plastics will be melted down and recycled into new plastic. From there they will re-enter the production chain to find a new lease of life as other products, even new pens.

Pens - working

RE-USE

Perfume

RECYCLE

Yes perfume can be reused and recycled.

REUSE

  • The Green Centre at Brighton Open Market. More details here.
  • We accept new or barely used perfume. It will be re-sold to support the project or given away on our Mini Freegle table.

RECYCLED
Where?

  • If the perfume bottle is empty and you are able to remove the lid leaving 100% glass then it can included in your kerbside collection. If you are not able to separate the lid then it must be included in the general waste as glass and metal / plastic can be recycled together.
  • Boots on North Street accept used cosmetic containers including perfume bottles and plastic tubes

Petrol

Yes petrol and diesel can be reused. Do not dispose of petrol down drains, onto soil or near water.

REUSE
Where?

  • Petrol and diesel should be taken to a garage for reuse or disposal.

Pharmaceuticals

RE-USE

Phone Charger

REDUCE

Plant Pots

REDUCE RE-USE RECYCLE

Yes plants pot waste can be reduced by being reused and recycled.

REUSE

  • B&Qinvite you to return them for reuse.
  • You can give them away for free through Freegle.

RECYCLED
Where?

  • Magpie Recycling take both terracotta and black coloured plant pots that are marked PP5 which denotes the type of plastic they are made from.
  • Dobbies launched a plastic pot recycling scheme in September 2019. Please contact them directly for more information.
  • The Horticultural Trades Association [HTA] have set up a plastic pot recycling scheme. Learn more here.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • There are an estimated 500 million plastic plant pots in circulation every year.

Plants

RECYCLE

Plastic

REDUCE RE-USE RECYCLE

Yes plastic can be reduced and reused and recycled.

REDUCE

  • It is possible to reduce your use of plastic however this is a very personal journey as every individual household's use of plastic is different. 
  • Once you have exhausted all avenues of reuse & recycling then you can start to analyse each stream of plastic you use and look for alternatives, one at a time. This is the most effective way to approach it.

REUSE

RECYCLE
Where?
There are only 3 organisations who can recycle plastics from Brighton and Hove residents. Follow the links IN ORDER and discover how to maximise your plastics recycling. 

  1. Brighton and Hove City Council
  2. Magpie Recycling  
  3. The Green Centre  

 Some supermarkets are offering some plastic recycling services;

  1. Asda - Brighton 
  2. Tescos - Hove
  3. Morrisons - St James Street

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Plastic - Asda:Brighton Marina

Yes you can recycle some plastic at Asda, Brighton Marina.

RECYCLE
Where?

  • Asda, Brighton Marina

How?

  • There are 2 green bins in the supermarket which are at the front of the store by the cash registers.
  • We have been advised that if there is on-going contamination of the recycling bins this service will be terminated. Only include the following items; 
     
    • Clean bags, wrap and film only
    • Carrier bags and bags for life
    • Bread and produce bags
    • Toilet roll film
    • Shrink wrap and bubble wrap
    • Frozen food bags
    • Drinks multipack wrap
    • Cereal inner bags

Now see what you can recycle at Tesco, Hove.

Plastic - Brighton & Hove Council

RECYCLE

Yes you can recycle some plastic with Brighton & Hove City Council. 

RECYCLE
Where?

  • Brighton and Hove City Council kerbside recycling, communal bins, 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?

  • The council accept PLASTIC BOTTLES ONLY. See below for how to prepare them and avoid contamination;
     
    • Milk bottles;  Wash. Squash. Place the lid INSIDE.This is because when baled the plastic milk bottle tops pop off easily.
    • All other bottles: Wash. Squash. Return the lid and screw ON tightly.

Now check out what you can recycle with Magpie Recycling

Plastic - Magpie Recycling

Yes you can recycle some plastic with Magpie Recycling.

RECYCLE
Where?

  • Magpie Recycling can recycle lots of different types of plastic. To recycle with them you need to set up and account.
    • Magpie Accounts;

      1. GreenBox which is only available on exisiting streets and costs £25 per quarter or £1.92 a week, payable in advance. To check if they are covering your street call 01273 684425 or email greenbox@magpie.coop

      2. OPT IN which is available throughout Brighton and Hove. You pay £20 on account and are given plastic sacks. The sacks are £1.80 each. When you have filled 2 then contact Magpie to come and collect. 

  • You will need to learn how to identify the different kinds of plastic.

How?

Magpie accept;

  • Plastic 1 (PET) - see the sign on the base or the side 
  • Plastic 2 (HDPE) - see the sign on the base or side
  • Plastic 3 (PVC) - see the sign on the base or side
  • Plastic 4 (LDPE) - see the sign on the base or side
  • Plastic 5 (PP) - see the sign on the base or side
  • Plastic 6 (PS) - only yoghurt pots. NO OTHER PRODUCTS in this group.

Now see what you can recycle with the Green Centre.

Plastic - Morrisons:St James Street

RECYCLE

Yes you can recycle some plastic at Morrisons on St James Street.

RECYCLE
Where?

  • Morrisons, St James Street

How?
The collecting bin is by the tills. They will accept;

  • carrier bags
  • bread bags
  • produce bags
  • magazine wrap
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Plastic - Tesco:Hove

Yes you can recyle some plastic at Tesco Hove.

RECYCLE
Where?

  • The big Tesco's store in Hove. Not the Tesco Express in Hove. 

How?

  • You can include anything with this symbol in the carrier bag recycling cage outside the store. Sometimes the cage is inside the lobby or inside the store. Sometimes there is no cage and you have to hand it in to Customer Services.

           

Now see what you can recycle at Morrisons on St James Street.

Plastic - The Green Centre

Yes some plastic can be recycled with the Green Centre.

RECYCLE
Where?

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

How?

These tend to be items that have some plastic components but are not made entirely of plastic. Here's what you can recycle with us;

  • AIR & HOME CARE PACKAGING (sponsored by Febreze)

1. All brands and sizes of plastic bottle caps and plastic trigger heads (used for air care and home cleaning products such as kitchen /bathroom cleaner sprays).
2. All brands and sizes of flexible wipe packaging (used for home cleaning products)
3. All brands and sizes of pumps and caps for home cleaning products.
4. All brands and sizes of plastic air freshener packaging (please remove any cardboard (usually the back) or other recyclable components and recycle these with your household collections).
5. All brands and sizes of plastic air fresheners and air freshener cartridges.

  • ASTHMA PUMPS
  1. Please check with your pharmacist first to see if they accept these, if not we will.
  • BABY FOOD POUCHES (sponsored by Ella's Kitchen)
  1. All brands of baby food pouches (clean please)
  • BABY SNACK PACKAGING (sponsored by Ella's Kitchen)
  1. Only Ella's Kitchen
  • BISCUIT & CAKE WRAPPERS (sponsored by McVitie's)
  1. All brands of sweet biscuit wrappers
  2. All brands of savoury biscuit wrappers
  3. All brands of cake packaging
  • BOTTLE TOPS (we are phasing this scheme out)
  1. All milk bottle tops; red,green and blue
  2. All plastic bottle tops made from HDPE (2) and LDPE (4)
  • KENCO COFFEE PACKAGING (sponsored by Kenco)
  1. Lids from coffee jars
  2. Refill packs
  • PERSONAL CARE & BEAUTY PACKAGING (sponsored by Garnier)
  1. Flexible single use mask packaging
  2. Flexible plastic wipes packaging (personal care)
  3. Caps, pumps and trigger sprays from beauty products
  4. Flexible plastic pots and tubes from beauty products
  5. Hair colourant kits
  6. Plastic roll on deodorants
  • TASSIMO COFFEE PACKAGING (sponsiored by Tassimo)
  1. Pods
  2. Outer packaging but NOT the cardboard as this can be recycled with the Council
  • WATER FILTERS
  1. You can recycle any brand of water filter at Robert Dyas on George Street in Hove and Western Road in Brighton
  2. You can also recycle any brand of water filter with us
  • WRITING INSTRUMENTS (sponsored by BIC)
  1. Pens (broken)
  2. Felt pens
  3. Highlighters
  4. Tippex bottles

Now see what you can recycle at Asda, Brighton Marina.

Plastic Bottles

Plastic Bowls

RE-USE

Plastic bowls can be re-used. See Kitchen Goods

Plastic Vending Cups

Plumbing Tools

RE-USE

See Tools

Polystyrene

RE-USE

Yes polystyrene can be reused but cannot be recycled. 

REUSE

RECYCLE

  • Polystyrene cannot be recycled. Please include in your general waste.

Porcelain

RE-USE RECYCLE

Postage Stamps

RE-USE RECYCLE

Yes postage stamps can be re-used and recycled.

REUSE

  • Collectable stamps can be re-used by selling to Coastal Stamp Auctions at 36 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XB - 01273 324827.

RECYCLE
Where?

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

How?
We accept all stamps including;

  • new, first or second class.
  • used, British & overseas
    • Please cut the stamp off the envelope. When cutting, leave approximately 1cm of envelope bordering each stamp and seperate into 2 groups; British & overseas. RNIB volunteers prepare thousands of stamps and this will save them hours of work. 
  • first day covers.
  • presentation packs.
  • albums.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • We send used postage stamps to the RNIB Recycling scheme.
  • Stamps are sold by weight and the RNIB can raise up to £20 per kilogram.

Power Tools

RE-USE

See Tools

Press Studs

RE-USE

Pringles tubes

RECYCLE

Yes Pringles tubes can be recycled.

RECYCLED
Where?

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

How?

  • We can only accept PRINGLES tubes.
  • We accept the tube, the seal and the plastic lid.

 

Printer Cartridges

RE-USE RECYCLE

Yes printer cartridges can be recycled.

RECYCLED
Where?

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

How?

  • We can accept any brand of printer cartridge.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Over 65 million printer cartridges are sold each year in the UK alone. Of these 65 million cartridges, only an estimated 15% are recycled or reused. 
  • Up to 3 pints of oil are used in the manufacture of a new printer cartridge. When you recycle cartridges you can help reduce this figure.
  • The plastic that is contained within the casing of printer cartridges can take up to 1000 years to decompose. The best way to prevent this is to recycle cartridges so that they are reused.

Printers

Purses

See Bags

Pyrex ovenware

Yes Pyrex ovenware can be reused but it cannot be recycled.

REUSE
If the Pyrex ovenware is not damaged or chipped;

  • You can donate it to a charity shop.
  • You can sell it 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?

  • Pyrex ovenware cannot be recycled. While pyrex is a type of glass, it has been specially treated in the manufacturing process to withstand high temperatures, which makes it non-recyclable. Please include it in your general waste.
  • 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 it in general waste. See here for exact locations and opening times. For more details contact City Clean on 01273 292929.