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Takeaway coffee cups

Tassimo Pods and packaging

RECYCLE

Yes Tassimo pods and the flexible plastic packaging can be recycled.

RECYCLED
Where?

  • There is a collection bin outside Wastenot shop at Brighton Open Market. It is accessible 7 days a week during market opening times and is not dependent on Wastenot being open.
  • The Green Centre at Brighton Open Market. More details here.

How?

  • After your pods have been used please leave them to dry before putting them in a carrier bag. Please do not overfill the carriers so the pods / packaging spills out
  • The cardboard packaging can be included in your Council kerbside recycling. 

DID YOU KNOW?

  • The pods are processed and made into ash trays, bricks, railway sleepers, shipping pallets and park benches.

Tea Cloths

RE-USE RECYCLE

See Textiles

Tea Lights

RECYCLE

Yes tea lights can be recycled.

RECYCLED
Where?

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

How?

  • It is only the aluminium part of the tea light which can be recycled.
  • Remove all the candle wax and the small round metal disc which anchors the wick as it is made from ferrous metal and not aluminium (see picture).

DID YOU KNOW?

  • When producing recycled aluminium 95% less energy is used than when producing primary aluminium.  
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Televisions

RECYCLE

Tetra-Pak

RECYCLE

Yes Tetra-Paks (cartons) can be recycled. 

RECYCLED
Where?

PRESTON PARK NORTH

BN1 6PA

At junction of Preston Grove and Preston Park Avenue

LADIES MILE ROAD

BN1 8TD

Outside Patcham Junior School field

WITHDEAN SPORTS COMPLEX

BN1 5JD

In car park near the back on the left hand side as you enter

BRIGHTON AND HOVE STADIUM - NEVILL ROAD

BN3 7PZ

Formerly outside CO-OP on Nevill Road

KING ALFRED LEISURE CENTRE

BN3 2TQ

Facing seafront at back of Leisure Centre

FLORAL CLOCK - ST JOHN'S ROAD

BN3 2JQ

Top of St John's Road at juntion with Church Road by church

WHITECROSS STREET

BN1 4DZ

Outside entrance to Trafalgar Street car park

THE LEVEL

BN2 9SY

South side near Pelicano Coffee

FRESHFIELD WAY

BN2 0LE

Freshfield Road end of Freshfield Way

QUEENS PARK TERRACE PEPPER POT

BN2 9YA

At junction of Queens Park Road and Queens Park Terrace

CO-OP LEWES ROAD

BN2 3HW

Directly outside CO-OP shop front

PRESTON PARK SOUTH

BN1 6HP

At junction of Preston Park Avenue and Stamford Avenue

MARINE CLIFF CAR PARK

BN2 7HY

In car park on left as you enter

WARREN ROAD - WOODINGDEAN LIBRARY

BN2 6BA

Next to car park entrance on left as you enter

MOULSECOOMB LEISURE CENTRE

BN2 4PB

In car park on right hand side as you enter from Moulsecoomb Way

CHALKY ROAD - OPP ACADEMY

BN41 2WF

Opposite Aldridge Community Academy

COLDEAN LANE

BN1 9GD

Outside Ruby pub

PORTLAND ROAD (BY SCHOOL ROAD)

BN3 5HX

By entrance to School Road - opposite Hogarth Road

  • Magpie Recycling Ltd run an opt-in scheme.  Please wash out your tetra-packs.  If you cut the sides you can flatten them easily and fit more in a bag.  If you live in a single household, ask your neighbours / friends / colleagues if they would like to share the cost. Call Magpie on 01273 684425 for more details.

How?

  • Please wash, flatten [so they can fit more on the vehicle which transports them] and put the lid back on

DID YOU KNOW?

Tetra Pak recycling: a step by step process:  

  • Baled cartons are dropped into a pulper, similar to a giant domestic food mixer, filled with water, and pulped for around 20 minutes.
  • This breaks down the packaging to produce a grey-brown mixture.
  • The aluminium foil and polyethylene are separated from the fibre.
  • The fibre is recovered to make new paper products.
  • The remaining mix of polyethylene and aluminium can be used for a wide range of plastic products. 

Text Books

RE-USE RECYCLE

Textiles

RE-USE

Yes textiles can be reused and recycled.

REUSE
The most sustainable practice for textiles is to extend their life. Textiles includes clothing, linen, bedding, towels, etc. Extend their life through;

  • Upcycling, which is a way of processing an item to make it better than the original. In the example of clothing, this is often taking something that doesn't fit or is stained/torn and refashioning a wearable product from it. 
  • Clothes swaps
  • The Green Centre at Brighton Open Market. More details here.
  • You can donate your clothing 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.

RECYCLE
Where?

  • The Green Centre at Brighton Open Market. More details here.
  • You can also deposit your textiles recycling in textiles bins.

How?

  • You can recycle all textiles.
  • Please make sure textiels are clean and dry.
  • We can accept textiles which are ripped or have light stains.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • By purchasing 2nd hand clothing and textiles at car boot sales or charity shops you are reducing demand for new items.
  • Recycling 1kg of textiles saves:
    • 3.6kg of Co2 emissions
    • 6000 litres of water
    • 0.3kg of fertilizers
    • 0.2kg of pesticides.
  • Check out the Love Your Clothes campaign launched in 2014 to help change the way UK consumers buy, use and dispose of their clothing.

Thimbles

RE-USE

Timber

RE-USE RECYCLE

see Wood

Toner Cartridges

Yes Toner cartridges can be recycled. There is often a charge as there is very little commerical value in empty toner cartridges. 

RECYCLED
Where?
If you have genuine cartridges you can recycle them through these schemes.They need to be the same manufacturer of the scheme you are using. So only send HP cartridges through HP's scheme for example.

If you are unable to find a solution through these companies then please try the following organisations;

Toner Cartridges - Brother

Brother have one of the simplest recycling schemes available. Visit the link below, fill in the relevant recycling form and they'll send you a pre-labeled envelope to post your item back in. The scheme supports both Inkjet and Toner recycling, as well as Brother printers.

Accepts: Ink cartridges, toner cartridges, printers

Brother Cartridge Recycling

Toner Cartridges - Canon

Canon's cartridge recycling scheme has been around since 1990 and accepts a limited selection of Toners and Inks. Visit the link below, select your type of cartridge and check the cartridges you want to use are accepted in the scheme. You'll need at least 5 cartridges to use the scheme. 

Accepts: Ink cartridges, toner cartridges

Canon Cartridge Recycling

Toner Cartridges - Dell

Dell recycling has always been simple, and most of the genuine Dell cartridges you purchase will already include pre-paid recycling bags. 

Accepts: Ink cartridges, toner cartridges

Dell Cartridge Recycling

Toner Cartridges - Epson

Epson have a scheme designed around how many printers you own. Supporting both single-printer owners and those with over 10 Epson machines, you can even recycle from the large format Epson printers. Have your Epson printer model to hand.

Accepts: Ink cartridges, toner cartridges

Epson Cartridge Recycling

Toner Cartridges - HP

HP's scheme requires you to register before recycling anything, giving you the ability to then request postage-paid labels for both toner and ink cartridges. This scheme has the added advantage you can recycle just one cartridge at a time instead of having to stockpile them if you're a home user, or arrange bulk returns for bigger businesses.

Accepts: Ink cartridges, toner cartridges

HP Cartridge Recycling

Toner Cartridges - Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta provide a free recycling service for their toner cartridges, but not for any other consumables at the moment such as drums.

Accepts: Toner cartridges

Konica Minolta Cartridge Recycling

Toner Cartridges - Kyocera Mita

Kyocera Mita provide freepost details in the packaging of any genuine toner/waste bottle you purchase, so you should already have the details you need. All that's left to do is filling in a form at the below page to request an RMA code.

Accepts: Toner cartridges, Waste Toner Bottles

Kyocera Mita Cartridge Recycling

Toner Cartridges - Lexmark

Lexmark have a cartridge collection program found at the below link for different sized businesses. It boils down to different sized boxes you store your empty cartridges in before arranging a collecton. If you're looking to recycle ink cartridges, each time you purchase a Lexmark original you will find freepost details included in the box!

Accepts: Ink cartridges, Toner cartridges, Printers

Lexmark Cartridge Recycling

Toner Cartridges - Oki

Oki enable you to recycle pretty much anything and everything that goes into your printer. You can select either a freepost service for returns up to 5kg or weight, or heavier users can opt for an equally-free recycling bin programme.

Accepts: Toner cartridges, Imaging drums, Fuser Units, Transfer Belts, Waste Bottles, Ribbons

Oki Cartridge Recycling

Toner Cartridges - Panasonic

Panasonic provide freepost recycling details in all of their genuine toner packaging so you should already have the details you need. If you misplace them you can request more freepost details at their link below.

Accepts: Toner cartridges

Panasonic Cartridge Recycling

Toner Cartridges - Ricoh

Recycling cartridges in the UK through Ricoh is a lot easier than it used to be. Previously it cost you upwards of £30 per box of cartridges! Now you can just register at the below link to get access to freepost details.

Accepts: Toner cartridges

Ricoh Cartridge Recycling

Toner Cartridges - Samsung

Samsung used to have the snappiest recycling program name, S.T.A.R., standing for Samsung Takeback And Recycling Program. So S.T.A.R.P., but that's not as catchy. HP purchased their printing division though, so now the Samsung cartridge recycling scheme goes through HP's with a far less exciting name.

Accepts: Toner cartridges

Samsung Cartridge Recycling (provided by HP)

Toner Cartridges - Xerox

Xerox's "Green World Alliance" gives you free recycling for your toner cartridges. Simply visit the link, select your relevant printer and consumables and you'll get easy and clear instructions to start recycling.

Accepts: Toner cartridges

Xerox Cartridge Recycling

Tools

RE-USE

Yes tools can be re-used and recycled. 

REUSE
Where?
If you have tools which are in good working order that you no longer use or have more than two of the same tool;

  • You can donate them to Workaid a charity which tackles poverty in developing countries by supplying disadvantaged people with the tools they need to earn a living. If you have tools to donate, please phone 01494 775220 or email admin@workaid.org and you will be put in touch with your nearest area organiser.
  • 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. 

How?
Workaid accept a wide variety of tools including;

  • carpentry, plumbing, electrical, etc
  • bricklaying, masonry, etc
  • motor mechanics, welding, metal work, blacksmith, etc
  • gardening, electrical tools, lawnmowers, hosepipes, etc
  • sewing, knitting, upholstery, leatherwork  etc.

See the FULL LIST of accepted items. 


RECYCLE
Where?
If your tools are broken and can not be repaired they can be recycled in the following way;

  • 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?
Separate your tools according to the following categories and place in the appropriate container;

  • Electrical, e.g. drill, sander, etc
  • Metal, e.g. saw, hammer, etc
  • Wood, e.g. mallet, etc
  • Place everything else in the general waste

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Workaid collect unwanted items from all over the UK, repair them and send them to vocational training projects, mostly in East Africa.  They have an efficient network of 100 volunteers who co-ordinate tools collections. 
  • Every year, Workaid helps over 9,000 people break the cycle of poverty and rebuild their lives. They assist projects working with orphans, street children, unemployed teenagers, disabled people, people living with HIV/AIDS, widows and refugees.

Tools - Consumables

RE-USE

Yes tools classed as consumables can be reused and recycled.

REUSE
Where?

  • You can donate them to Workaid a charity which tackles poverty in developing countries by supplying disadvantaged people with the tools they need to earn a living. 
  • If you have consumables to donate, please phone 01494 775220 or email admin@workaid.org and you will be put in touch with your nearest area organiser. 

How?
Workaid accept a wide variety of consumables including;

  • nails
  • screws
  • nuts & bolts
  • ironmongery
  • solder & flux

Workaid accept other items including a wide range of tools, gardening equipment, sewing equipment, knitting equipment, etc. See the FULL LIST of accepted items.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Workaid collect unwanted items from all over the UK, repair them and send them to vocational training projects, mostly in East Africa.  They have an efficient network of 100 volunteers who co-ordinate tools collections. 
  • Every year, Workaid helps over 9,000 people break the cycle of poverty and rebuild their lives. They assist projects working with orphans, street children, unemployed teenagers, disabled people, people living with HIV/AIDS, widows and refugees.

Tools - Gardening

RE-USE

see Tools

Toothbrushes

RECYCLE

Yes toothbrushes can be recycled along with toothpaste tubes and caps and dental floss containers and outer packaging. 

RECYCLED
Where?

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

How?
We can accept;

  • Toothbrushes, any brand
  • Electric and battery toothbrush heads, any brand
  • Outer packaging [plastic]

N.B we are unable to accept bamboo toothbrushes

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Dentists recommend that a toothbrush be kept at least two metres away from a toilet to avoid airborne bacteria particles resulting from the flushing.
  • Although putting a cap on your toothbrush sounds like a good idea, it actually traps moisture that can cause bacteria growth. To keep your toothbrush clean, rinse it with water after brushing and store the brush in an upright position so it can air dry. 
  • Your toothbrush could save your life. Brushing your teeth can reduce your chances of contracting periodontal disease (as it reduces the bacterial build up in your mouth). Periodontal disease can increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, arthritis, even pneumonia.

Toothpaste tubes and caps

RECYCLE

Yes toothpaste tubes and caps can be recycled along with toothbrushes and dental floss containers and outer packaging. 

RECYCLED
Where?

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

How?
We can accept;

  • Toothpaste tubes including the caps, any brand

Towels

RE-USE RECYCLE

See Textiles

Toys

RE-USE

Yes toys can be re-used.

REUSED
Where?

  • 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 it away for free through Freegle.

How?

  • Toys must be in good working order

Tree Cuttings

RECYCLE

Trousers

RE-USE RECYCLE

See Clothes

Trowels - Garden

RE-USE

See Tools

Turf

RECYCLE

Yes turf can be recycled.

RECYCLE
Where?

  • You can recycle a limited amount of turf from home garden improvements, six small builder’s bags for each household each month, at 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 note: Turf which is part of business waste which is any waste from commercial, trade or business activities can not be disposed of at Household Waste and Recycling sites. This includes any waste from domestic properties used for profit (for example landlords taking waste from a rented property) and waste that is being removed for payment.

Council staff have the right to inspect any waste entering the recycling sites and if they suspect your waste is business waste you will be turned away.

Twigs

RECYCLE

Typewriters

RE-USE

Yes typewriters can be re-used and recycled. 

REUSE
Where?
If you have a typewriter which is in good working order that you no longer use;

  • You can donate it to Workaid a charity which tackles poverty in developing countries by supplying disadvantaged people with the tools they need to earn a living. If you have tools to donate, please phone 01494 775220 or email admin@workaid.org and you will be put in touch with your nearest area organiser.

How?
Workaid accept;

  • Manual typewriters only
  • They also accept ribbons and manuals.

Workaid accept other items including a wide range of tools, gardening equipment, sewing equipment, knitting equipment, etc. See the FULL LIST of accepted items.


RECYCLE
Where?
If your typewriter is broken and can not be repaired it can be recycled in the following way;

  • 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?
Place your typerwriter in the appropriate container depending on whether it is electric or manual; 

  • Electric typerwriter to be placed in the electric recycling container
  • Manual typewriter to be placed in the metal recycling container

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Workaid collect unwanted items from all over the UK, repair them and send them to vocational training projects, mostly in East Africa.  They have an efficient network of 100 volunteers who co-ordinate tools collections. 
  • Every year, Workaid helps over 9,000 people break the cycle of poverty and rebuild their lives. They assist projects working with orphans, street children, unemployed teenagers, disabled people, people living with HIV/AIDS, widows and refugees.

Tyres

RECYCLE

Yes tyres can be recycled.

RECYCLED
Where?

  • Please take them to the Hove Household Waste & Recycling site on the Old Shoreham Road. See here for exact location and opening times. For more details contact City Clean on 01273 292929.

N.B. Tyres are not accepted at the Brighton recycling site.