Recycling advice

Reuse

Many items can be reused, including mobile phones, computers, printer cartridges, leftover paint and clothes. Even if you have finished with something, someone else will often be able to use it. National charity organisations, local charity shops, internet auction sites and free exchange schemes may be able to reuse your unwanted items.

  • Take unwanted books, toys or clothes to your local charity shop
  • Look for long lasting appliances when buying electrical goods or see if you can repair before buying new.
  • Buy rechargeable batteries
  • Don't use disposable napkins, cutlery or plates