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Decking

see Wood

Dental Floss Containers

Yes floss containers can be recycled along with toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes and caps 

RECYCLED
Where?

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

How?
We can accept;

  • Dental floss containers, any brand
  • Outer packaging [plastic]

Deodorant Cans

see Aerosols

Designer Clothing

RE-USE RECYCLE

Yes aluminium foil can be reused and recycled.

REUSE
Ever wondered what to do with those expensive designer clothes? There's a whole host of on-line platforms for selling them;

RECYCLED
Where?

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

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Top ethical fashion experts suggest improving sustainability in the fashion industry requires us all to extend the live of our clothes.
  • 8 - 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions comes from the fashion industry, which is more than the aviation and maritime shipping industries combined
  • The fashion industry produces and sells somewhere between 80 billion and 150 billion garments a year globally.
  • Nearly three-fifths of all clothing produced ends up in incinerators or landfills within years of being made.

Diabetes testing strips

No diabetes testing strips can not be re-used or recycled.

Diesel

see Petrol

Dolls

RE-USE

See Toys

Doors

see Wood

Dresses

REDUCE RE-USE RECYCLE

See Clothes

Drills

RE-USE

See Tools

Drinks Cartons

RECYCLE

See Tetra-Pak

Duvets

REDUCE

Yes duvets can be reused BUT with great difficulty.

REUSE

  • We would encourage you to reduce your need to buy a new one by having your duvet cleaned. There are plenty of specialist duvet cleaning companies who can clean your duvet to a high standard and most launderettes have a duvet cleaning service.
  • If your duvet is in good condition you can sell it at a car boot sale or use a number of online platforms including Gumtree, Friday-Ad, Facebook selling pages, etc.
  • You can also give it away for free through Freegle.
  • RSPCA Brighton will take synthetic ones (any size) but not too many at once so please phone ahead and see if they are in need: 01273 554218. 

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Duvets are not accepted by the textiles recycling industry and therefore can not be recycled making it more important to prolong the life of the one you have.

 

DVDs

RE-USE RECYCLE

Yes DVDs can be reused and recycled.

REUSE
There are a number of ways you can re-use your DVDs;

  • You can donate them to a charity shop.
  • You can sell them at a car boot sale or use a number of specialist online platforms;
  • You can also give it away for free through Freegle.

RECYCLED
Where?

  • DVDs can be recycled through the Terracycle however it is very expensive

How?