Severe weather warning

The Met Office has issued a cold weather alert for London and the South East of England. There is a high probability of severe cold weather until 9am Tuesday 20th March.

More information about the UK weather alert

A to Z of rubbish and recycling

E to K

Egg boxes - put cardboard egg boxes in your compost bin or in your recycling bin. Plastic egg boxes can be recycled in your green recycling box.

Egg shells - can be put in your home composter.

Electrical goods and cables (eg computers, phones, toasters) - you can take electrical items and cables to the Reuse and Recycling Centre. If taking a computer, you must make own arrangements for destroying any confidential information on hard discs as we cannot do this. Alternatively you could find a company like UK IT Recycling Ltd.

Envelopes - you don't need to remove the plastic window - just put these in your recycling bin.

Engine oil containers - you can recycle metal containers at the Reuse and Recycling Centre, plastic containers should be put in the brown rubbish bin.

Fabrics - will be collected every week when placed in an tied carrier or clear bag next to the recycling bin/box. You can also take these to a charity shop or the Reuse and Recycling Centre.

Flowers (cut) - put these in your brown rubbish bin. If you've subscribed to the garden waste service they can go in your garden waste bin. They should not be placed in the food waste container.

Foil - you can recycle foil - put it in your recycling box.

Food waste - you can recycle cooked and uncooked food, meat and dairy, vegetable and fruit peelings, and leftovers through our food waste collection service. Compostable food waste like peelings can also be home composted.

Freezers and fridges - you can take these to the Reuse and Recycling Centre, or you can arrange a bulky waste collection with us.

Furniture - if in good condition, you can contact a charity shop for collection. Otherwise you could contact us for a bulky waste collection or take it to the Reuse and Recycling Centre.

Gas cylinders and canister - you need to return these to the retailer. If this is not possible you can take them to the Reuse and Recycling Centre.

Glass bottles, jars and food containers - put these in your recycling box (but please wash them beforehand).

Glass: tableware, pyrex, mirrors and window glass - you can't put this in your recycling bin. The glass contains different materials from glass bottles and cannot be recycled into new bottles. If it fits in your rubbish bin, wrap it up and put it in the bin. Otherwise, take it to the Reuse and Recycling Centre.

Grass cuttings - you can compost these yourself or subscribe to our garden waste collection service. Otherwise take them to the Reuse and Recycling Centre.

Greaseproof paper - this should go in your brown rubbish bin.

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