B - The Recycling A-Z
If in clean and good condition, reuse by
passing on to friends and family, or donate to a charity shop,
jumble sale, playgroup or baby clinic. Alternatively, baby clothing
and other textiles can be recycled
at selected mini-recycling centres across the
Recycle at your
nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre.
We use a company called RB Markets Ltd to collect and
recycle batteries and there are collection points around
You can also recycle old household batteries,
along with printer cartridges and mobile phones, at special banks
located in the Customer
First Centres (Scarborough, Whitby and Filey) or at a
recycling point near you.
Top tip! Why not buy
rechargeable batteries - they are much better for the environment
and last longer.
Donate your clean bedding to a local
charity shop or
recycle at textile banks located at mini-recycling centres across the
Local furniture recycling schemes will accept
beds and mattresses (must have fire resistant
These can also be taken to your nearest Household Waste Recycling
Centre. free of charge, alternatively Scarborough Borough
Council will collect Bulky
Items with associated costs.
Top tip! Use online
networks, such as freecycle or eBay, to pass on or sell good quality
Local link: Basics Plus and Whitby Network
Try contacting a second hand cycle shop which
may be interested in purchasing the bicycle.
Alternatively, use online networks such as
Freecycle or eBay to pass on or sell goods.
Books can be donated to local charity shops,
second hand book shops, libraries, schools and hospitals.
They can also be recycled at book banks
located at mini-recycling centres across the
Borough or at your nearest
Household Waste Recycling Centre.
bottles or Plastic
Most charity shops will
take bric-a-brac, or why not use online networks, such as
Freecycle or eBay, to pass on or sell unwanted
Alternatively, you can take bric-a-brac to
your nearest Household Waste Recycling
Centre free of charge.
You can recycle BRITA
Water Filter Cartridges. For any other makes check with the
manufacturer or supplier as some offer a Freepost return service
and will recycle the cartridges.
Recycle paper brochures in your blue bin or sack.
Bubble wrap cannot be recycled in your blue
bin or sack, but it can be easily reused to wrap up valuables
when moving house or posting breakable items.
If you cannot reuse it please dispose of
in your green bin or sack.
Top tip! Your local charity shop may
find this useful!
If you are a resident, you can take small
amounts of building material to your nearest Household Waste Recycling
Before visiting the centre, please check
Large amounts of building material, hardcore
and rubble need to be disposed of using a skip. Use an
online search engine or the Yellow
Pages to find a suitable organisation. You could also have a look
at the Salvo website for further ideas
and contact details.
You can book a Bulky Item (furniture etc) collection
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Bulky items such as furniture, wardrobes,
TV’s, and fridges can be taken to your nearest Household Waste Recycling
Centre free of charge.
Alternatively, Scarborough Borough Council
will collect bulky items with associated costs. To book a
collection please contact Customer First on 01723 232323.
Local links: Basics Plus, Whitby Network,
Reuse or The Workshop for the Would-be
It is the responsibility of business owners to
ensure their waste is disposed of appropriately and with a
registered trade waste carrier. Scarborough Borough Council is a
collection authority and can collect
your trade waste.
Your business can also recycle with Yorwaste and help the
Local link: Basics Plus .
Recycle clean plastic butter tubs in
your blue bin or blue sack.