Green A to Z

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Wallpaper

Yes wallpaper can be reused if you have unused rolls but cannot be recycled.

REUSE

  • 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.

RECYCLE 
Where?

  • Wallpaper cannot be recycled. Please include in your general waste.
  • Alternatively please take 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.

Wardrobe

see Furniture

Washing Machines

RECYCLE

Watch Batteries

RECYCLE

Watches

RECYCLE

Yes watches can be recycled.

RECYCLED
Where?

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

How?

  • We can also accept watches, WORKING or BROKEN.
  • We can also accept ALL jewellery including BROKEN and DAMAGED items.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • The first record of time dates back to 2000BC which is over 4000 years ago, and it was the same way in which we measure time now, in segments of 60.
  • Wristwatches were actually first designed for women. At the time watches were created it was the fashion for men to have a pocket watch. The first women to wear a wrist watch was in fact Elizabeth I, which was gifted to her by Robert Dudley.
  • The most expensive watch ever sold at auction is American actor Paul Newman's Rolex which was sold for $17.8million. At the time of its sale it broke world records.

Water

REDUCE RECYCLE

Yes water usage can be reduced through reuse. 

REDUCE

  • Showers are the biggest water user in the house using 25%. People generally spend seven-and-a-half minutes in the shower. 87% of people do not exceed ten minutes on their daily shower. A shower is better than a bath. A full bathtub requires about 70 gallons of water, while taking a five-minute shower uses 10 to 25 gallons. 
  • Toilets use 22% of water.  Make sure you have a low flush toilet, that is 4.5 litres or under. If you can't afford a low energy flush toilet then place a "hippo" bag (available from the water board) in the cistern.  Better still, fill a plastic milk container with water and place that in the cistern.

REUSE

  • You can reuse your "grey water", that's the water from your bath, dishwasher, shower, washing machine, etc.  This makes up almost half of all residential waste water and can be useed for watering the garden and washing the car for example.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Each person uses about 142 litres of water each day.
  • The average household uses 349 litres of water each day.
  • 40% of households boil the kettle four times or more a day – and most (75%) say they boil more water than they need.

Water Filters

RECYCLE

Yes water filters can be recycled.

RECYCLED
Where?

  • The Green Centre at Brighton Open Market. More details here.
  • BRITA has an in-store recycling scheme. Recycling bins are now situated in a range of high street stores. Use their store locator to find your nearest one. Brighton & Hove locations include;

    • Argos at 157/162 Western Road, Brighton
    • Robert Dyas at 74 Western Road, Brighton
    • Robert Dyas, 96 George Street, Hove

    Other retailers which offer the service include Cargo, Comet, Sainsbury's, Homebase, ASDA, and Makro.

    The BRITA branded bins will be located near to the existing water filter displays in store. Customers can recycle any BRITA consumer product filter cartridge, including those for the new BRITA water filter taps.

How?

  • The BRITA Recycling scheme will accept ALL brands of water filter.
  • Dry the used filters by shaking off excess water, and leaving them in a dry place for at least 3 days.

DID YOU KNOW?

Water Pumps

RE-USE

Watering Cans

RE-USE

Weed Killer

see Chemicals

Welder's Tools

RE-USE

See Tools

Wellington Boots

RE-USE RECYCLE

See Shoes

Wheelbarrows

Yes wheelbarrows can be reused and recycled.

REUSE

  • 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.

RECYCLE
Where?

see Scrap Metal

 

Window Panes and Frames

Yes window panes and frames can be reused and recycled.

REUSE

  • 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.

RECYCLE
Where?

  • A limited number of window panes and frames from home improvement or DIY can be disposed of 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: Window panes and frames which are 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.

Wood

RE-USE RECYCLE

Yes wood can be reused and recycled.

REUSE

  • Much waste wood is perfectly reusable. 
  • Contact The Wood Store for advice on 01273 570500

RECYCLE
Where?

  • Please take wood 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?

  • A limited amount of wood - six small builder’s bags for each household each month - from home improvements or DIY can be disposed of at the Household Waste Recycling sites. 
  • There are 2 different wood recycling containers. Please ask staff for advice.

N.B The recycling sites are for household waste from city residents only. Business waste will not be accepted.

DID YOU KNOW? 

  • The most important benefit of wood reuse and recycling is that it saves trees. Some argue that replanting trees compensates for those that have been cut down however it takes a long time for trees to grown to maturity so it is better not to cut them down in the first place.
  • Reusing and recycling wood reduces energy costs. When making new products out of virgin materials, much energy is used to extract and process those materials, which includes burning fossil fuels. Products that are manufactured using recycled materials reduce the need for virgin materials, thus saving money and the energy required to extract and process those materials.
  • In reality, the majority of waste wood that gets recycled is chipped and the chips used to make chipboard or burnt in power stations. 

 

Wool

RE-USE

Wrapping Paper

Yes wrapping paper can be reused and some can be recycled.

REUSE

  • Please reuse wrapping paper as many times as possible.
  • Please be careful when unwrapping gifts so you can preserve the wrapping paper to reuse.

RECYCLE
Where?
Please do the scrunch test first to identify your wrapping paper; if when you scrunch it up, it stays scrunched, then it is paper and can be recycled. If it bounces back it is plastic and/or foil and cannot be recycled.

  • Standard wrapping paper can be included in your kerbside recycling or communal recycling. 
  • Alternatively 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 and include in the paper recycling container. See here for exact locations and opening times. For more details contact City Clean on 01273 292929.

 

Writing Equipment

RE-USE RECYCLE

Writing Pads

RE-USE RECYCLE