Some local councils recycle cans as part of their recycling collections.
Recycle: Some local councils recycle cards as part of their recycling collections.
Cards can be taken to any recycling centre.
Reuse: Carpets and rugs in good condition can be sold second-hand or donated to charity.
Recycle: Carpets can be taken to any recycling centre or may be collected by your local council as part of bulky waste collection.
Recycle: Larger Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons and Waitrose stores have recycling banks for plastic carrier bags. Some local councils may include them in their recycling collections.
Reuse: Donate CDs, DVDs and computer games to charity or sell second-hand.
Dispose: Discs and plastic cases can be put in your rubbish bin.
Ceramics such as tiles, toilets and basins are not accepted at all recycling centres.
Recycle: You may dispose of up to one wheelbarrow of ceramics in any six-month period at:
Never pour chemicals down the sink, toilet or drain. Check the manufacturer's disposal advice - it may be on the label or their website - or call us for advice on 0345 603 7625.
Reuse: Buy a Christmas tree with roots so it can be replanted. Donate unwanted presents to charity or list on websites like Freecycle, eBay or Gumtree.
Recycle: Real Christmas trees can be recycled at any recycling centre. Some local councils will collect Christmas trees for recycling.
Paper Christmas decorations can be recycled in cardboard banks at recycling centres.
Dispose: Put any damaged or unusable Christmas decorations in your rubbish bin, wrapping any glass or sharp items in newspaper first, or place in the non-recyclables container at a recycling centre.
Clinical waste includes:
It can cause disease and should not be put in your household rubbish. For advice on disposal, contact your local GP, hospital or health care provider.
Your local council should collect any clinical waste you produce as a household, but they may charge.
Reuse: Give good-quality clothes and shoes to charity or sell second hand, for example, on eBay.
Recycle: Clean clothes, shoes and boots can be recycled at any recycling centre. You can also check if your local council will collect textiles from your home.
Dispose: Wellington boots (wellies) cannot be recycled. Put them in your household rubbish.
Find out more about your options for getting rid of unwanted clothing and shoes.
It's a criminal offense to try to dispose of business and commercial waste at a recycling centre.
Find out how to dispose of business and commercial waste.
Before throwing away a computer, take all steps to remove your personal data.
Unwanted computers, printers and fax machines that work can be:
Schools wanting to dispose of monitors may need to register with the Environment Agency under the Hazardous Waste Regulations.