Find out how to reduce, re-use or recycle various types of waste and unwanted items.
|Aerosol cans (empty)|
|Air freshener and home care products||TerraCycle and Febreze have partnered to create a free recycling programme for air freshener and home care waste, and a fundraising opportunity for participants.|
|Beach plastics||TerraCycle partners with clean-up organisations to keep beaches free of rigid plastics. Check out the Beach Plastic Recycling Network on Facebook.|
|Beauty products packaging||TerraCycle and Garnier have partnered to create a free recycling programme for all beauty products packaging. The programme also offers participants the opportunity to fundraise for their favourite school or charity.|
|Biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers||TerraCycle, McVitie's, Carr's, Go Ahead and Jacob's have partnered to create a free recycling programme for any brand of biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers, with a fundraising opportunity for participants.|
|Cigarette waste||TerraCycle and JTI have partnered to create the Cigarette Waste Programme. All the waste collected through this free programme will be made into a variety of useful plastic products such as plastic lumber and boards that can be used for items ranging from construction holding, signage and table tops. Any remaining tobacco or paper will be composted, nothing will go to landfill.|
|Contact lenses||These can now be recycled at local branches of Boots and other participating opticians. Find participating opticians. Get full details.|
|Electricals (all sizes)|
|Food tins (clean)|
|Food and drinks cartons (clean and dry)|
|Glass bottles and jars|
Re-usable (or 'real') cloth nappies are kinder to the environment than single-use disposable ones so long as you do not wash/tumble dry them at high temperature.
Borrow a sample pack of real nappies from West London Waste.
Find out more about real nappies, and where to buy on the Real Nappies for London website.
Early potty training can reduce nappy waste.
|Oral care products and packaging||TerraCycle and Colgate have partnered to create a free recycling programme for all oral care products and packaging. The programme operates through a network of drop-off locations. You can either take items to an existing public drop-off location or set up a new one. Setting up your own drop-off location entitles you to points that can be redeemed into financial donations to a school or charity of your choice.|
|Pet food pouches||TerraCycle, Whiskas and James Wellbeloved have partnered to create a free recycling programme for all pet food plastic pouches and flexible plastic bags. There is a network of existing public drop-off locations and you can also set up a new drop-off location which then entitles you to points that can be redeemed into financial donations to the school or charity of your choice.|
|Plastic bags and films||
|Plastic pots, tubs and trays (clean)|
|Raw vegetable waste|
|Tassimo T DISCs, outer packaging, L'OR capsules, Kenco Eco Refill packs and coffee jar lids||TerraCycle has partnered with Tassimo and L'OR to create a free recycling programme for Tassimo T DISCs, outer packaging, L'OR capsules, Kenco Eco Refill packs and coffee jar lids. There is a drop-off point at Sainsburys Local, Hampton Hill.|
|Textiles||Find your nearest textile bank, request a free doorstep collection or donate to charity.|
Updated: 15 August 2019