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Find out how to reduce, reuse and recycle particular items in Preston by selecting the letter your item begins with.

Top tip: If you can't find your item try searching for the name of the material first. E.g. plastic tub, cardboard box etc.

Balloons

Red balloon
Reduce - opt for alternative eco-friendly decorations such as paper chains
Reuse - use in craft projects
Recycle - find a local drop off point through Terracycle
Dispose -  put in your grey bin


Batteries (household and car)

Batteries

Reduce - choose rechargeable batteries and reduce the amount of batteries you need to buy
Recycle - take to your local household waste and recycling centre or supermarket

Never put batteries in your bins as they can cause fires in our wagons or at the processing facility.


Belts

Belt

Reuse - give away through Freecycle or Freegle
Reuse - take to your local charity shop


Bicycle

Bicycle

Reuse - give away through Freecycle or Freegle
Reuse - take to your local charity shop
Reuse- donate through re-cycle
 

Biscuit/sweet tins

Biscuit tin

Recycle - put in your yellow lidded recycle bin


Bleach bottles

Bleach bottle

Recycle - put in your yellow lidded recycle bin


Books

Pile of books

Reuse - take to your local charity shop or give away through Freecycle or Freegle
Recycle  - take to your local household waste and recycling centre or put in your red lidded recycle bin*

*paperbacks only, no hardback books accepted


Bread bags

Empty bread bag

Recycle - take to your local supermarket
Recycle - find a drop off point near you through Terracycle
Recycle - find your local recycling drop off point at recycle now - plastic film and carrier bags*
Dispose -  put in your grey bin

* Includes most major supermarkets


Bubble Wrap

Rolled up bubble wrap

Reuse - give away through Freecycle or Freegle
Recycle - find a local drop off point at recycle now - plastic film and carrier bags (includes most major supermarkets)

Dispose - put in your grey bin 

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