A to Z of rubbish and recycling

A to D

Aerosols - can be recycled in your green recycling box, whether they are empty or not.

Aluminium cans and foil - can be recycled in your green recycling box (but please rinse beforehand).

Animal Bedding - we can't recycle animal bedding, put in your brown bin.

Antifreeze - you'll need to contact the City of London Hazardous waste service.

Asbestos - is hazardous waste, you'll need to contact the City of London Hazardous waste service. It must be handled with extreme care and disposed of at special landfill sites.

Ash -
 Residents are kindly asked not to put any hot ash, charcoal or similar materials from barbeques, fires or log burners into the general waste container at Kimpton Park HRRC as it is a fire hazard.

We recommend that hot ashes are placed in a metal bucket for at least 24 hours to cool down or fully dampened with water to ensure it is cold and not live before taking it to be disposed. Please keep all cold ash contained in a bag when disposing.

Batteries - household batteries will be collected every week  if you place them in a tied carrier or clear bag next to the recycling bag/box. You can also recycle them in some supermarkets. You can also recycle household batteries and car batteries at the Reuse and Recycling Centre.

Body Shop items - can be returned to the shop for recycling.

Books - you can take these to a local charity shop. If they're in bad condition you can put them in your green recycling bin. Otherwise take them to the Reuse and Recycling Centre.

Bottles and jars (including plastic cleaning product bottles) - you can put plastic and glass bottles and jars (and their lids) in your green recycling box. Help us by putting plastic lids back on flattened plastic bottles. You don't have to remove the labels - just remember to rinse out before recycling.

Bicycles - take these to the Reuse and Recycling Centre.

Bubble wrap - if you cannot re-use it, put it in with your non-recyclable rubbish in the brown bin .

Cans - put these in your green recycling box. Just rinse out. No need to squash.

Car batteries - take these to the Reuse and Recycling Centre.

Cardboard - you can recycle all cardboard, including cereal boxes and egg boxes. Squash the cardboard flat then put it in your green recycling bin, or leave it flat-packed beside the bin for collection.

Carpets - recycle these at the Reuse and Recycling Centre.

Carrier bags (plastic) - some supermarkets have carrier bag recycling bins, or you can save yours to use another day. Otherwise they need to go in your brown bin.

Cartons - put these in your green recycling box (they'll be made into items like football shirts, pens, coffee cups, etc).

Catalogues - put these in your green recycling bin.

Chemicals - this is hazardous waste, you'll need to contact the City of London Hazardous waste service.

China plates, ornaments and crockery - you can donate these to charity shops. One or two broken items can go in the brown rubbish bin, large amounts of broken crockery should go to the Reuse and Recycling Centre.

Christmas trees - you can recycle your tree at the Reuse and Recycling Centre or check on the website for our kerbside collection.

Cling film - we can't recycle cling film. This should be put in your brown rubbish bin.

Coat hangers - these need to go in your brown rubbish bin. Dry cleaning hangers - try returning them to the dry cleaners.

Coffee grounds - Compost at home or put in your food waste caddy.

Coffee cups (disposable) - we can't recycle the cup itself but the plastic lid and the card sleeve can be recycled in your recycling bin.

Compact Discs (CDs) - can be donated to charity shops or recycled at the Reuse and Recycling Centre.

Composting - Home composting is easy and more environmentally friendly than putting it out for a garden waste collection service. For more information on home composting, go to recyclenow or gardenorganic. Don't put cooked food, meat or fish waste in your home composter.

Cooking oil and fat - you should never pour cooking fat down the drain as it causes blockages. Put cooking oil and fat in your rubbish bin within a sealed in container or mopped up by newspapers. You can also take it to the Reuse and Recycling Centre.

Corks - can be finely sliced and put in your home composter. Plastic corks can't be recycled so put them in your brown rubbish bin.

Cycles - take these to the Reuse and Recycling Centre

Duvets and pillows - if still in good condition you may be able to take them to a charity shop, otherwise take them to the Reuse and Recycling Centre. Sorry but we cannot take them in the textiles collection.

DVDs and videos - take these to a charity shop or the Reuse and Recycling Centre.

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