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Filter Cartridges (Water ie: Brita)
'Brita' water filter cartridges can be recycled at collection
points in both Argos stores in Scarborough. (Newborough and the
Brunswick Shopping Centre).
These are classed as hazardous waste and must
be disposed of safely. If you are a resident,
you can take these to your
nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre.
If you are a
business, you can arrange for a collection of
your fluorescent tubes. There are lots of organisations available
online who will collect and recycle them - simply put
'fluorescent tube recycling' into any search
Fact! Fluorescent tubes and energy saving
light bulbs contain mercury which contaminates
water courses and the surrounding land if they end up in
See Aluminium foil and
You can compost a lot of food waste, such
as fruit and veg peelings, egg shells and tea bags.
Residents in North Yorkshire can
purchase compost bins from Even Greener.com
There are also lots of other alternatives such
as Bokashi bins, wormeries and green cones on the same website.
Fact! You can even recycle plate scrapings
and meat bones in the green cone and bokashi
Food trays (Plastic)
Plastic food trays such as microwave meal trays, plastic
takeaway containers and fruit punnets can be recycled in your blue
bin or blue sack.
*Remember to remove any film lids and give them a quick rinse
These are classed as hazardous waste and
therefore must be disposed of accordingly.
You can organise a FREE collection of your old
or unwanted fridge or freezer by contacting Customer First on 01723
232323 the items will then be collected by RB Markets Ltd.
Local furniture recycling schemes and selected
charity shops will
accept good quality furniture for reuse.
If the furniture is not suitable for
reuse, it can be taken to your nearest Household Waste Recycling
Centre free of charge. Alternatively, Scarborough Borough
Council will collect bulky
items with associated costs.
Local link: Basics Plus