A to Z of recycling - W
Find out how to recycle, reduce, re-use and dispose of many items in Suffolk.
Please use the search bar at the top of the page or browse the A to Z to find the item you want to dispose of.
Remember that your item might have more than one name or may be listed under the name of the material it is made of.
Water filter manufacturers Brita have collection points for recycling cartridges at branches of Robert Dyas, Argos, Tesco, and Dunelm throughout Suffolk. Enter your postcode into the 'Locator' at the BRITA website to find your nearest recycling point.
For other water filter brands, please contact the manufacturer to find out if they provide a similar service.
If the manufacturer is unable to accept them, you can put old filters:
in your rubbish bin
in the non-recyclable container at any Suffolk Recycling Centre
Baby wipes, cosmetics, bathroom cleaning wipes and moist toilet tissues are not recyclable and not flushable, even though some labels say they are!
You should always put them in your general rubbish bin.
How you dispose of the wet wipe packaging depends on the type of material it is: You cannot recycle combined material packaging (such as plastic and metal, or soft plastic and hard plastic). It needs to go in your general rubbish bin, unless you can separate out the materials.
You can recycle hard plastic packaging at any Suffolk Recycling Centre in the rigid plastic container.
You can take wood, items made from wood and natural corks to any Suffolk Recycling Centre and place in the wood container.
Donate wool or woollen garments in good condition to charity shops.
Take any wool garments to:
any Suffolk Recycling Centre for recycling
You can compost clothing made from 100% wool at home. You may want to cut off any labels as these will be made from man-made materials. If you cut the garment up into small pieces it will compost much quicker.
A wormery is a container that you can keep inside or outside. It contains special worms that eat your left-over food waste. The worms produce a rich compost and liquid fertiliser.
You can buy a reduced price wormery.
Alternatively you can make your own wormery: a basic wormery for under £5 or a more advanced tier system wormery.
Think about buying an 'experience' present rather than a gift.
Why not try an alternative wrapping paper? For some ideas, see 12 alternatives to wrapping paper.
You can recycle all wrapping paper (apart from 'foil effect' and glittery paper):
in the kerbside recycling bin
at any Suffolk Recycling Centre in the paper container