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Aerosol Cans
Aerosol cans (including lids) can be placed in your clear recycling bag. Please separate the lid from the can before you do so.

Aluminium Foil
See Foil.

Aluminium Cans
See Cans.

Animal Bedding
Small amount of animal bedding (from hamsters and gerbils and other animals kept indoors) can be put in your Food Waste Bin. Large amounts of bedding, or that from animals kept outside, should be put in your black non-recyclable waste bag.

Animals (Dead)
Please contact the Council for information on disposing of dead animals.

Asbestos
Asbestos is a hazardous substance and has health implications. Small quantities (1-2 sheets) of domestic DIY asbestos will be accepted at Aberystwyth Household Waste Site and Lampeter Household Waste Site. Residents who wish to use the Household Waste Site at Cilmaenllwyd or Rhydeinon will be directed to the Transfer Station at D.I. Evans Cyf in Beulah. Please leave the sheets whole and avoid breaking the asbestos into smaller pieces. All Asbestos will need to be double bagged and wrapped in heavy duty plastic bags. Loose Asbestos will not be accepted at the above Sites unless it has been triple bagged or wrapped. Please approach a site attendant on arrival at the Site to notify them that you have asbestos to dispose of. Larger quantities of trade demolition asbestos must be taken to a disposal site licensed for asbestos. Check your telephone directory for hazardous waste disposal contractors.

Ash (Coal and Wood)
Ash should be allowed to cool and then placed in your black non-recyclable waste bag. Please ensure that bags are not too heavy to be lifted by Waste Collection Operatives. Larger amounts of ash can be taken to your local Household Waste Site.

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B

Baby Wipes
These should be placed in your black non-recyclable waste bag.

Bathroom Fittings
These can be taken to your local Household Waste Site. Larger items can be disposed of through the Council's Chargeable Household Collection service.

Batteries (Household)
Many retail outlets that sell household batteries also have facilities for collecting spent batteries. They may also be taken to your local Household Waste Site or Customer Service Centres - Local Offices. Batteries accepted include AA, AAA and D cell, mobile phone, laptop and watch batteries.

Batteries (Car)
These should be taken to your local Household Waste Site.

Beds
Beds can be re-used if in good condition, otherwise beds (including mattresses) can be collected though the Council's Bulky Household Collection service, or taken to your local Household Waste Site.

Bicycles
Bicycles that are in good condition can be re-used. Bicycles can also be taken to your local Household Waste Site.

Bones
Bones should be put in your food waste container. However, bones that are too large for your kitchen caddy will not be collected with your food waste. Please put these in your black non-recyclable waste bag.

Books
Books can be donated to charity shops, or taken to your nearest book-bank or local Household Waste Site.

Bottles (Glass)
See Glass (Bottles and Jars)

Bottles (Plastic)
These can be placed in your clear recycling bag. Please wash the bottles and flatten them before putting them in your bag.

Bottle Tops
These can be placed in your clear recycling bag. This includes all bottle and jar tops.

Brochures
See Magazines.

Bubble Wrap
Bubble Wrap should be placed in your clear recycling bag.

Building Materials
Building Materials arising from household DIY projects can be taken in small quantities to your local Household Waste Site. These may include materials such as asbestos, corrugated sheeting, flooring, rubble, roofing felt and roofing. For larger quantities, or for materials not covered in this entry, please contact the Council.

Business Waste
See Trade Waste.

Bulky Household Refuse
This can be taken to your local Household Waste Site or collected through the Council's Bulky Waste Collection service.

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C

Cables
See Electrical Appliances.

Cans
Food and drink cans, whether aluminium or steel, should be placed in your clear recycling bag. Cans should be cleaned before recycling; please take care when washing cans as they may be sharp.

Caravans
These should be disposed of through your local scrap merchant.

Cardboard
Cardboard should be placed in your clear recycling bag. Please flatten boxes before putting them in your bag.

Carpets and Rugs
These can be re-used if in good condition. Alternatively you may take them to your local Household Waste Site or use the Council's Bulky Household Waste Collection service.

Carrier Bags
See Plastic Bags.

Cars
These should be disposed of through your local scrap merchant.

Catalogues
See Magazines.

Cat Litter
Cat Litter should be double-bagged and then placed in your black non-recyclable waste bag. To 'double-bag', put the item into a plastic bag, tie it closed, and then put it iinto a second bag.

CDs and DVDs
See DVDs and CDs.

Ceramics (China/Crockery)
All ceramics should be taken to your local Household Waste Site.

Chemicals
Hazerdous household waste such as left over herbicides, pesticides and fertilisers, solvents, solid resins, adhesives and glues should be disposed of as directed on the container. Please read directions carefully. Small amounts can also be taken to your local Household Waste Site.

China
See Ceramics.

Christmas Trees
Real Christmas Trees can be taken to your nearest Household Waste Site or you can use the Garden Waste collection service. Purchase one of the Council's Green Garden Waste bags and tie to the stump of the tree. Phone 01545 572572 to request a collection or book your collection online here. Artificial Christmas Trees can be placed in your black Household Waste bag or taken to your local Household Waste Site.

Clinical Waste
Please arrange Clinical Waste collections with your doctor.

Cling Film
See Film.

Clothes
Clothes can be donated to charity or taken to your local textile bank. They can also be taken to your local Household Waste Site.

Coal sacks
These should be placed in your black non-recyclable waste bag, as coal dust can contaminate otherwise recyclable materials.

Coins
Many charities accept donations of old or foreign coins.

Commercial Waste
See Trade Waste.

Computers
Computers can often be refurbished and re-used, donated to charities or taken to your local Household Waste Site. Please ensure your hard-drive is completely wiped before disposing of your computer.

Cooking Oil
Cooking Oil should be stored in a suitable container and taken to your local Household Waste Site.

Copper
Copper can be taken to your local Household Waste Site or scrap merchant.

Corrugated Sheeting
See Building Materials.

Cotton Buds
Unfortunately, due to the mixture of materials, cotton buds cannot currently be recycled. Please place them in your black non-recyclable waste bag.

Cotton Wool
Cotton Wool can either be composted or placed in your Food Waste container.

Crisp packets
These should be placed in your black non-recyclable waste bag. Unfortunately, crisp packets cannot currently be recycled in Ceredigion.

Crockery
See Ceramics.

Curtains
Curtains can be re-used or donated to charity. They can also be placed in textile banks or taken to your local Household Waste Site.

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D

Directories
These can be placed in your clear recycling bag.

DIY Materials
See Building Materials.

Dog Waste
Dog Waste should be placed in a 'poop bag', tied, and then placed in your non-recyclable waste bag.

Domestic Appliances
See Electrical Appliances.

DVDs and CDs
If they are in good condition these can usually be donated to Charity or Re-use shops. Alternatively, they can be taken to your local Household Waste Site.

DVD Players/ Video Recorders
See Electrical Appliances.

Drink Cans
See Cans.

Drink Cartons
These can be placed in your clear recycling bag.

Duvets
If good condition then Charity Shops or Household Waste Site.

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E

Egg boxes (Cardboard)
Cardboard egg boxes can be taken to poultry farms for re-use or saved for Arts and Crafts projects. They can also be composted or placed in your clear recycling bag.

Egg boxes (Plastic)
Plastic egg boxes can be taken to poultry farms for re-use. Alternatively, they can be placed in your black non-recyclable waste bag

Electrical Appliances
Electrical Appliances in good condition can be donated to re-use organisations. Alternatively they could be taken to your local Household Waste Site or collected through the Bulky Household Waste collection service.

Energy-Saving Light Bulbs
See Light Bulbs.

Engine Oil
See Oil (Motor).

Envelopes
These can be placed in your clear recycling bag, including those with windows.

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F

Fabric
See Textiles.

Fat
Solid fat can be placed in your food waste collection container. Liquid fats should be stored in a suitable container and taken to your local Household Waste Site.

Film
Please wash film and put it in your clear recycling bag.

Flowers (Dead)
Small quantities of cut flowers can be placed in your food waste container. For garden flowers, see Garden Waste.

Fluorescent Tubes
These should be taken to your local Household Waste Site.

Foil
Foil should be cleaned and then placed in your clear recycling bag.

Food Waste
Food Waste is collected weekly by the Council. Please place it in the food waste container provided and leave it either at the kerb beside your property or at your designated collection point.

Fridges and Freezers
See Electrical Appliances.

Furniture
Furniture can be donated to charity or may be taken by re-use organisations. Alternatively it can be taken to your local Household Waste Site or collected through the Council's Bulky Household Waste collection Service.

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G

Garden Chemicals
See Chemicals.

Garden Waste
Garden Waste can be home-composted or put in Green-Waste bags (available from Customer Service Centres - Local Offices). Please contact the Council to arrange for collection.

Gas Bottles/ Cylinders
Please return gas bottles and cylinders to the supplier. They are not accepted at any Household Waste Site. Liquid petroleum gas bottles should also be returned to the supplier. Please contact the Liquid Petroleum Gas Association on 01737 224700 for more details.

Glass (window panes, pyrex dishes etc.)
Glass items should be taken to your local Household Waste Site.

Glass (Bottles and Jars)
These should be taken to your nearest Household Waste Site or glass recycling bank.

Glasses
See Spectacles.

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H

Hair
Hair should be put in your Food Waste Bin.

Herbicides
See Chemicals.

Household Chemicals
See Chemicals.

Hypodermic Needles
These are Clinical Waste. They should under no circumstances be disposed of with your household waste.

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I

Incontinence Pads
Please place incontinence pads in your black non-recyclable waste bag Please 'double-bag' these items. To 'double-bag', put the item into a plastic bag, tie it closed, and then put it into a second bag.

Ink Jet Cartridges
See Printer Cartridges.

IT Equipment
See Computers.

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J

Jars
See Glass (Bottles and Jars).

Jar Tops
See Bottle Tops.

Jewellery
Charity shops, Gold/Silver Merchants.

Jiffy Bags
Jiffy Bags should be re-used where possible. Otherwise, the plastic and paper sections should be separated and placed into your clear recycling bag.

Junk Mail
Junk mail can be put in your clear recycling bag. Please remove the mail from any plastic packaging before recycling it. You may also wish to consider registering with the Mailing Preference Service to reduce the amount of junk mail you are sent.

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K

Keys
Old keys can be taken to your local Household Waste Site.

Kitchen Roll
Kitchen roll, including the cardboard tube, can be composted or placed in your food collection container.

Kitchen Waste
See Food Waste.

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L

Leaves
See Garden Waste.

Light Bulbs
These can be taken to your local Household Waste Site.

Lint
Lint should be put in your Food Waste Bin.

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M

Magazines
Magazines can be placed in your clear recycling bag.

Make Up
Some Cosmetic companies are happy to receive old cosmetic packaging. Schemes such as :
'Back to M.A.C Programme' http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/cms/customer_service/services.tmpl Only M.A.C cosmetics
'Origins' http://www.origins.com/customer_service/aboutus.tmpl#/Commitment Origins are happy to take cosmetic packaging for any brand.
(Nearest store for both schemes are in Cardiff)

Medicine
Please take unused medicine to your nearest pharmacy for disposal.

Metals
Metals can be taken to your local Household Waste Site or scrap metal dealer. They can also be collected through the Council's Bulky Household Waste collection Service.

Microwaves
If good condition then Charity Shops or Household Waste Sites.

Mobile Phones
Old mobile phones can be donated to charity or taken to your local Customer Service Centres - Local Offices. Please ensure that all personal data is removed from the phone before you dispose of it.

Motor Oil
See Oil (Motor).

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Nappies (Disposable)
Disposable nappies should be placed in a 'nappy sack', tied, and then placed in your non-recyclable waste bag. You may also wish to consider switching to Real Nappies.

Newspapers
Newspapers can be placed in your clear recycling bag or used to line your food waste caddy.

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Oil (Cooking)
Cooking oil should be taken to your local Household Waste Site in a suitable container.

Oil (Motor)
Motor oil should be taken to your local Household Waste Site in a suitable container.

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Paint
Paint can be given to local Community or re-use groups such as Freecycle. Paint can also be taken to your local Household Waste Site.

Paper
Paper can be placed in your clear recycling bag.

Pesticides
See Chemicals.

Phone Book
See Telephone Directories.

Pillow/Cushion
If good condition then Charity Shops or Household Waste Sites.

Plastic Bottles
See Bottles (Plastic).

Plastic Bags
Plastic bags can be placed in your clear recycling bag.

Plastic Film
See Film.

Polythene
See Plastic Bags.

Polystyrene
Polystyrene can be placed in your clear recycling bag.

Printer Cartridges.
Certain cartridges can be refilled. Charities and retail outlets may collect used cartridges for recycling. Cartridges are also accepted at your local Household Waste Site.

Pyrex
See Glass.

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Quality Street Wrappers
The outer wrapping of each Quality Street chocolate is fully compostable. Please put these in your Food Waste container or compost heap.

R

Radios
See Electrical Appliances.

Rags
See Textiles.

Refrigerators
See Electrical Appliances.

Rubber washing up gloves
These should be placed in your black non-recyclable waste bag. Unfortunately, rubber washing up gloves cannot currently be recycled in Ceredigion.

Rubble
See Building Materials.

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Scrap Metal
See Metals.

Scrap Vehicles
See Cars.

Sharps
See Hypodermic Needles.

Shoes
Old shoes can be donated to charity or taken to your nearest shoe banks. They can also be taken to your local Household Waste Site.

Shredded Paper
Shredded Paper should be put in your clear recycling bag.

Smoke Detectors
Smoke detectors should be taken to your local Household Waste Site.

Home Fire Safety Checks - Firefighters and community fire safety staff from the Fire Service will now visit domestic properties to provide home fire safety advice and will supply and install a smoke alarm free of charge. You can request a home fire safety check for yourself or a dependant relative by contacting the Service on 0800 169 1234, or email www.mawwfire.gov.uk.

Spectacles
Many charities collect old spectacles for redistribution overseas – many have drop-off points at opticians' branches or high street charity shops.

Stamps
Some charities accept old stamps. Stamps can also be placed in your clear recycling bag.

Syringes
See Hypodermic Needles.

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Tablet Packaging (Blister Packs)
Blister packs made solely of foil can be recycled. Please place these in your clear recycling bag.
Blister packs made of both plastic and foil must be placed in your black non-recyclable waste bag.

Taps (Kitchen and Bathroom)
See Building Materials.

Telephone Directories
See Directories.

Telephones
See Electrical Appliances.

Televisions
See Electrical Appliances.

Tetra-Pak
See Drink Cartons.

Textiles
Textiles can be taken to your nearest textile bank or your local Household Waste Site.

Tin Cans
See Cans.

Tin Foil
See Foil.

Timber
See Building Materials.

Toothpaste Tubes
These cannot be recycled and so should be placed in your black non-recyclable waste bag.

Toys
Toys in good condition can be donated to charity or may be taken by re-use organisations, otherwise, they should be taken to your local Household Waste Site.

Toy Packaging (cardboard and plastic)
Please separate and place this in your clear recycling bag.

Trade Waste
The Council offers a Trade Waste Collection service for businesses.

Trees
Trees should be taken to your local Household Waste Site. There are also a number of specialist contractors that can collect felled trees from your property.

Tyres
Old tyres should be taken to your local garage for disposal. There is a minimum charge for this service. Please note that tyres are not accepted at any Household Waste Site in Ceredigion.

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Vacuumed Waste
Waste from your vacuum cleaner can be home-composted, or put in your black non-recyclable waste bag.

Vehicles
See Cars.

Video Recorders/ DVD Players
See Electrical Appliances.

Video Tapes
Videos that are in good condition can be donated to charity or may be taken by re-use organisations. Broken videotapes should be placed in your black non-recyclable waste bag.

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Washing Machines
See Electrical Appliances.

Washing Up Gloves
These should be placed in your black non-recyclable waste bag. Unfortunately, rubber washing up gloves cannot currently be recycled in Ceredigion.

White Goods
See Electrical Appliances.

Window Panes
See Glass.

Wood
See Building Materials.

Wrapping Paper
See Paper

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Yellow Pages
See Directories.

Yoghurt Pots
Yoghurt Pots should be put in your clear recycling bag.

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Contact

Technical Services:

Email: technical.services@ceredigion.gov.uk
Online: Report a problem online: Problem Reporting Form
Telephone: 01545 572572
Post: Waste Management Team
Penmorfa
Aberaeron
Ceredigion
SA46 0PA