C - The Recycling A-Z
Recycle clean food and drink cans in your blue
bin or sack.
Top tip! - When you've finished washing
up, give your cans a quick rinse in the water! This way you save
water and keep your blue bin clean.
Top tip! If your car is beyond
repair you can take it to a car breaker/dismantler such as
Coastal Breakers in Burniston, or Mallory Motors in Seamer.
Recycle card and cardboard in your blue bin or sack.
Top tip! Squash large boxes and leave them beside
your blue bin on collection day.
See Greetings cards.
Carpet rolls can be taken to your nearest Household Waste Recycling
Centre free of charge.
Alternatively, Scarborough Borough Council
will collect Bulky Items
with associated costs. If you’re throwing your carpet away because
it is dirty, why not hire an industrial cleaner and give it a new
lease of life.
Top tip! Cut up your carpet and use as
entrance mats in your home or kneeling mats in the garden.
Please do not put plastic carrier bags in your
blue bin or sack. Why not reuse carrier bags when shopping or
use them to put non-recyclable household waste in the green bin.
You can avoid getting carrier bags by using a bag for life.
Top tip! Some supermarkets now offer
recycling facilities for plastic bags - look out for this on your
next shopping trip.
Fruit juice and milk cartons can now be recycled in your blue
bin or blue sack at home.
See Printer Cartridges.
Cassettes and compact discs
Donate to charity and second
hand shops or use online networks such as Freecycle or
ebay to pass on or sell goods. If
these are broken or unsuitable for reuse put 'Recycle Cd's UK'
into any online search engine to find a
company that will recycle your CD's or DVD's -
postage may be charged.
Recycle paper catalogues in your blue bin or
Top tip! Why not view catalogues online and
Tightly seal cat litter in a bag before
disposing in your green bin or sack.
Top tip! You can use a
special wormery for cat or dog waste.
You can donate good quality, unwanted items to your local
charity shop - from clothes and bric a brac to furniture
and small electrical items.
Use the Association of Charity
Shops search engine to locate your nearest.
Yorkshire County Council can advise on the safe disposal
Place your real Christmas tree beside your
blue bin after Christmas and we will collect it for recycling.
Alternatively, you can take it to your
nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre.
Top tip! - Buy a living tree in a pot to be
used year after year, simply replant this in your garden and it
will be there for next year.
Some charities accept
foreign currency and old money, like Oxfam and
Start home composting or make a compost heap
in your garden or allotment. Alternatively, residents in North
Yorkshire can purchase compost bins at
For further advice visit the compost pages of
our website or see garden
waste to take part in a kerbside collection of garden waste
Top tip! - If you can't home compost, check out
alternatives such as Bokashi bins, wormeries and green
cones at: http://www.getcomposting.com/
Computers (monitors)You can
have a FREE collection of any electrical item broken or just
unwanted from your house, simply contact Customer First on 01723
232323 to arrange this.
Computers (towers and parts)
You can have a FREE collection of any electrical item broken or
just unwanted from your house, simply contact Customer First on
01723 232323 to arrange this.
See Electrical Appliances.