Monthly Archives: March 2012

Books – The A to Z of How to Reuse, Reduce or Recycle Anything

Reduce Sign up to your local library and read books for free. Use a screen reader such as an Amazon Kindle or Tablet or iPad Reuse Some councils provide donation drop off points. Many charities run second-hand bookshops and most … Continue reading

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Blockboard – The A to Z of How to Reuse, Reduce or Recycle Anything

Reuse Drop off at your local recycling centre for reuse. Do not burn as composite woods use resins and glues that are toxic. Recycle Chipped blockboard can be used to make chipboard.

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Bicycles – The A to Z of How to Reuse, Reduce or Recycle Anything

Recycle Bicycles have a scrap metal value and can be recycled. Reuse If still in good working order consider donating to a friend or family member. Several charities recycle bikes for cash or donation. Re-cycle Re-cycle refurbishes and repairs bicycles … Continue reading

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Beer Barrels – The A to Z of How to Reuse, Reduce or Recycle Anything

Reuse If they are good condition aluminium and you can identify the brewer contact them and they will arrange the collection. They’re expensive and designed to be reused. You may be entitled to a return deposit. Recycle Create two plant … Continue reading

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Beds – The A to Z of How to Reuse, Reduce or Recycle Anything

Reuse Beds are expensive and in demand which means they can be reused. Check with family and friends and consider donating to charity. Recycle for cash Consider placing a free advert on gumtree or listing on recycle.co.uk.

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Bedding – The A to Z of How to Reuse, Reduce or Recycle Anything

Reuse Charity shops sell clean good quality bedding such as sheets, blankets and rugs. Recycle Donate to charities for processing and use as rags and dust sheets. Non man-made fibres such as cotton, linen and pure wool can be composted.

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Batteries – The A to Z of How to Reuse, Reduce or Recycle Anything

Car Batteries Recycle Most garages accept car batteries for recycling. Enter your postcode on this page at recyclenow.com for your local drop off points. Household Batteries Recycle Most supermarkets and shops that sell batteries now have collection bins for used … Continue reading

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Bathroom Fittings – The A to Z of How to Reuse, Reduce or Recycle Anything

Reuse Contain invasive plants such as mint in buried sinks and old toilets. An old bath could be buried and used as a small pond or bog garden. An attractive bath could be used as an above ground plant nursery. … Continue reading

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Baby Clothes & Equipment – The A to Z of How to Reuse, Reduce or Recycle Anything

Reuse Donate or sell. Clothes in good condition can be sold, go to charities or donated to friends and family. Recycle Worn out or damaged clothes can be recycled. To find your nearest recycling point enter your postcode on this … Continue reading

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Ash & Clinker – The A to Z of How to Reuse, Reduce or Recycle Anything

Dispose coal ash in your dustbin when cold. Wood Ash produces clinker which is an incombustible material and composed of wood residue and ash. Take care when removing clinker from ash as it retains heat long after the fire is … Continue reading

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