We now have a Battery Recycling Scheme in place. To recycle your old batteries, please take them to the collection points located at main reception of the Town Hall.
Check the What Can I Recycle? page for items that can be recycled in your REDtop bin/REDtop box.
Here is a list of other items that can be recycled. Scroll down for recycling details:
Visit Freecycle , which allows you to advertise any item which could be used again by other people.
You can recycle car batteries and household (non-lead acid) batteries, including batteries from toys, electrical appliances, phones, calculators etc which might contain the following: Nickel Cadmium, Nickel Metal Hydride, Lithium, Lithium Ion, Silver Oxide, Zinc Carbon and Mercury Oxide.
Batteries can be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Site .
There are Oxfam book banks at Dorsten Square, Tilgate Parade, Broadfield Barton and Asda recycling points. Books may also be donated to your local library.
There is a collection box at the main reception at Crawley Town Hall for CDs, DVDs and their cases. Alternatively these can be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Site .
There are a number of recycling points across the town that will take clothes, textiles, shoes, belts and handbags.
Electrical and electronic appliances contain hazardous substances which need to be taken out, reprocessed and reused. Also, European regulations mean that all fridges and freezers must be recycled.
They are all accepted at the Household Waste Recycling Site for recycling and can also be collected on our Bulky Waste Collections Service .
Fluorescent tubes are now considered to be hazardous waste.
Fluorescent lighting can be disposed of safely in the special containers provided at the Household Waste Recycling Site.
Local charities St Catherine’s Hospice and the British Heart Foundation will accept some second hand furniture.
Unwanted glasses can be taken to either Dolland and Aitchinson opticians, Specsavers, Optical Express, Vision Express, G.C. Bateman or Eyeworks. Oxfam also takes them.
All Boots Chemist stores will accept any medicines and medicine bottles. The medicines are disposed of safely and the bottles are recycled into new bottles.
Lots of places will take phones for recycling , for example - Scope, Oxfam, Age Concern, British Red Cross, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Rainbow Trust, St. Catherine’s Hospice, Body Shop and Tesco.
Used car and engine oil can be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Site.
Most supermarkets, including Tesco and Sainsbury, run a recycling service for carrier bags.
Polyprint can recycle printed and unprinted polythene wrappers and bags from any source, provided all the paper labels, Sellotape, sticky residue, food remnants and foreign objects have been removed.
Post your polythene to:
Mackintosh Road, Rackheath Industrial Estate,
Rackheath, Norwich. NR13 6LJ
Tel: 01603 721807
Many charities welcome old postage stamps such as:
Guide Dogs for the Blind
Help The Aged
Toner cartridges for laser printers, photocopiers and plain paper fax machines can't be refilled, however, most types of toner cartridge can be re-manufactured.
A variety of reuse, recycling and recovery options exist in the UK. To dispose of old tyres, please take them to the Household Waste Recycling Site.
Tools for Self-Reliance (TFSR) is a charity run by volunteers who refurbish tools to be sent abroad. www.tfsr.org
Workaid is a charity which helps tackle poverty in developing countries by supplying tools for those who are in need. www.workaid.org
For a list of places which recycle water cartridges contact the BRITACare department on 0844 742 4800 or visit their website www.brita.co.uk/recycling .
Small amounts of wood generated from a household can be recycled at the Household Waste Recycling Site .
We have made every attempt to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information given above. However, we disclaim any responsibility for any incorrect information, which is supplied to its website by information providers who are in many cases external to Crawley Borough Council. The companies and charities listed are also not endorsed by Crawley Borough Council and none are recommended by the council, but are simply a suggestion.
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