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Recycling guide

Find out how to recycle waste that is not collected from your home and how to recycle some more unusual items.


  • aerosols can be recycled at the recycling banks in South Lakeland
  • aerosols must be empty and must not be pierced or squashed
  • please remove the plastic top, which can be recycled in the plastic bank

Christmas trees

  • Christmas trees can be recycled using your green garden waste bin in January or taken to the recycling centre

Clinical waste

  • clinical waste includes human or animal tissue, blood or syringes. We provide a service to collect clinical waste
  • please talk to your doctor if you require a service as they will normally arrange for collections


  • Pyrex, window glass and drinking glasses cannot be recycled
  • broken glass should be wrapped in newspaper and put into your household waste bin

Tetra Pak cartons

  • there are no facilities to recycle Tetra Pak cartons
  • please squash your cartons before putting them in your grey waste bin

Window glass

  • please take window glass to the recycling centre.

Find out more

how to recycle your waste

Additional recycling

You can take materials that are not collected your local recycling centre.