A to Z of recycling - Z
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.
Before thinking about reuse, recycling or disposal options for your zip, have you considered whether it could be repaired?
There are several repair cafes and groups in Suffolk who offer free help to local communities. Please visit this page to find out more.
If the zipper is separate but still working, you can use it to replace broken zips on other garments.
If the zip is detached and no longer working, you can recycle in the metal container at any Suffolk Recycling Centre.
If the zip is still attached to the item (such as clothing, bag or pillowcase) but the item is unusable, then recycle the whole item in any textiles or clothing bank or at any Suffolk Recycling Centre.