What goes in which bin?

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Aerosols

Aerosol cans

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Blue Bin

For safety reasons please ensure aerosol cans are completely empty.

Aluminium tube

Aluminium tube e.g. tomato puree

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Blue Bin

Empty aluminium tubes can be recycled in your blue bin. You can also buy a small metal device to help you squeeze every bit of the contents out!

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Armchair

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Re-Use

If in good condition, donate to a charity shop or pass on via networks such as Freegle or Gumtree.

Asbestos

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Asbestos can be a dangerous material which, while being removed and disposed of, must be handled carefully and competently. A specialist licensed contractor should be used to ensure it is removed and disposed of in a controlled and safe manner.

Visit the Health and Safety Executive website for the latest advice on asbestos.

Cambridgeshire County Council offers residents a disposal service for small quantities of cement-bonded asbestos that will fit into a bag 2.59m (8′6″) × 1.37m (4′6″) in size within a 12-month period.

Ash (coal)

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Black Bin

Allow to completely cool and then put in your black bin.

Coal ash is not suitable for composting or use on your garden.

Ash (wood)

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Re-Use

Wood ash can be used on your garden by adding directly to the soil around alkaline-loving plants e.g. clematis.

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Bathroom ceramics

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Re-Use

If in good condition, sell or pass on via networks such as Freegle or Gumtree.

Batteries

Batteries

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Re-Use

Consider using rechargeable batteries. Modern rechargeables hold their charge a lot longer than in the past, and can be charged more quickly.

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Bedding

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Re-Use

If in good condition, donate to a charity shop (check what they accept first) or pass on via networks such as Freegle or Gumtree.

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Beds and mattresses

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Re-Use

If in good condition, donate to a charity shop or pass on via networks such as Freegle or Gumtree.

If you are buying a new mattress, some companies will take away your old one when they deliver the new one.

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