I no longer want this item – how do I get rid of it?
If you have something that you no longer want or need and wish to get rid of, please consider the below options
Is the item still fit for it’s intended purpose? Is it still useable? Could someone else use the item? If so, then why not try the following to get rid of your item
- Sell the item – try online websites such as ebay, advertise in your local paper / newsagent shop window, or go to a car boot sale.
- Give the item away – pass the item on to friends, advertise the item on specialist website, such as freecycle, Freegle or donate to your local charity shop.
- Some councils offer reuse collection services, often free of charge, which provides stock for local charity shops. There are also reuse containers at HWRCs.
Is the item no longer fit for its intended use?
- If so, then if it is collected as part of your local council’s kerbside collection service, such as paper, card, glass jars / bottles, cans, plastic bottles etc, or food and garden waste, then include the item in your local recycling collection.
- If the item is bulky, such as broken furniture or large electrical items, then please contact your local council to arrange for a bulky waste collection – this is a chargeable service.
- If the item cannot be recycled, please dispose of it in your residual waste bin as part of your waste collection service.
Is the item not collected as part of the council’s collection services?
- Then take it along to your local HWRC or bring site – find your nearest facility by using this handy search tool.