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What can be recycled at our HWRCs

Our household waste recycling centres accept a wide range of recyclable materials

Any waste that cannot be recycled or is not sorted for recycling will be sent to landfill.

The Farthinghoe centre only accepts waste for Recycling and Re-use. For details of what can be accepted there please visit the Farthinghoe recycling and re-use centre page.

Waste accepted at Brixworth, Daventry, Ecton Lane, Sixfields and Towcester is listed below.

ItemAccepted at all sites?Notes
AerosolsYes 
AntifreezeYesPlease seek a member of staff for help. Must be domestic waste.
AsbestosNo​See asbestos disposal.
BricksYesSpecific policy applies to DIY waste. Restrictions and charges may apply. See restrictions.
Caravans and trailersNo 
Car batteriesYes 
CardboardYesIt is not essential to flatten or break down cardboard boxes. There is machinery on site that will do this.
CartonsYes 
Chemical and radioactive hazardous wasteNoWe are unable to dispose of chemical and radioactive hazardous waste. Please seek professional advice.
Clinical wasteNoSee clinical waste.
ClothesYes 
ComputersYes 
Cooking oilYesSmall amounts emptied into a 500ml bottle can also be put into your general waste bin at home.
Fire extinguishersNo

Can be disposed of at selected sites only:

See hazardous waste.

Fluorescent tubesYes 
FoilYes 
Food tins and drink cansYes 
Fridges and freezersYes 
Garden wasteYes 
Gas bottlesNo

​Can be disposed of at selected sites only:

General household wasteYesThis includes items such as sofas, beds and mattresses.
Hardcore and rubbleYesSpecific policy applies to DIY waste. Restrictions and charges may apply. See restrictions.
Hard plasticsYes 
Large appliancesYes 
Low energy bulbsYes 
Mixed glass, bottles and jarsYes 
Mobile phonesYes 
Oil filters (automotive)YesPlease seek a member of staff for help. Must be domestic waste.
PaperYes 
PlasterboardYes​Specific policy applies to DIY waste. Restrictions and charges may apply. See restrictions.
Plastic bottlesYes 
Portable batteriesYes 
Scrap metalYes 
SharpsNoSee clinical waste.
ShoesYes 
Small appliancesYes 
SoilYes 
TextilesYes 
TV's and monitorsYesSee hazardous waste.
TyresNo​We are not licensed to recycle tyres at our centres. You will need to find a private company to do this.
Used engine oilYesSee hazardous waste.
Weed killerNo​We do not have the correct chemical storage facilities so we cannot accept weed killer.
Wood and TimberYes 

Last updated 09 September 2022