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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.

Wallpaper

Blue and white wallpaper

Reuse - give away through Freecycle or Freegle
Recycle - take to your local household waste and recycling centre
Dispose -  put in your grey bin

Waxy beverage cartons/Tetra Pak

Orange juice carton

Recycle - take to your local household waste and recycling centre or UCLan SU Union Shop

Weeds

Weeds

Recycle - put in your brown (garden waste) recycling bin

Wet wipes

Wet wipes

Reduce - use reusable alternatives such as fabric or compostable cloths
Dispose - put in your grey bin

*do not flush wet wipes down the toilet, unless they have the Fine to Flush logo, as this clogs sewers. For details visit Water UK - fine to flush.

Wind fallen fruit

Apple

Recycle - put in your brown (garden waste) recycling bin

Wood

Wood pile

Recycle - take to your local household waste and recycling centre


Wrapping paper (non glitter)

Wrapping paper

Recycle - put in your red lidded recycle bin

If the paper is glittery or doesn't pass the 'scrunch test' it cannot be recycled. To view the test visit YouTube -  the wrapping paper test - if it scrunches, it can be recycled.

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