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Jars   (See Glass)
Junk Mail (See Paper)
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Kitchen Waste

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(See Composting)

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Leaves (see Garden Waste)
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Magazines  

Can I recycle magazines with my paper collection?
Yes, magazines are normally included in paper collections as they can also be recycled. Most types of paper can be recycled together, including brochures, catalogues, the contents of junk mail, leaflets, magazines, newspaper and office paper. Often Recycling Points and kerbside containers designed for paper will not accept cardboard, envelopes or Yellow Pages (or sometimes any Telephone Directories) as these materials make the recycling process more difficult. The specific details for each system will depend on your Local Authority guidelines and you can find out more by contacting your Local Authority Helpline or e-mailing info@wascot.org.uk.

What happens to magazines when they are collected for recycling?
As with other types of paper, magazines are pulped and recycled into newsprint and other paper products. Click here to see how your magazines are recycled. For more information on paper recycling please visit:

www.paper.org.uk/info/recycling.htm
www.wrap.org.uk/paper_home.asp


(see Newspapers)

Mobile Phones Where can I recycle my old mobile phone?
Several organisations collect mobile phones and/or used printer/photocopier/fax machine cartridges for recycling, either for profit or charity. Your old mobiles are of significant value to these organisations, but you should check which models are accepted before sending them off to be recycled. Mobile phones may be collected for recycling or you may be able to send them directly to the organisation. You can arrange for your school, workplace or community group to recycle their phones together, sometimes for cash, as many organisations prefer to collect a large number of phones together. For more details on how to recycle mobile phones and used printer cartridges, you can visit the following websites:

ActionAid Recycling – www.nru.org.uk
Cartridges4charity.co.uk - www.cartridges4charity.co.uk Emptycartridge - www.emptycartridge.co.uk
Eurosource Europe Ltd - www.recyclingappeal.com

You can also return your old phones directly to mobile phone retail outlets or Comet stores across the country. Tesco stores provide pre-paid envelopes to send your old phones for recycling.

What happens to mobile phones when they are collected for recycling?
Several organisations collect mobile phones for recycling, either for profit or charity. Your old mobile phones are of significant value to these organisations, but you should check which models are accepted before sending them off to be recycled. Mobile phones are recycled in accordance with EU legislation and batteries are sent to a specialist reprocessing plant to have the metals safely extracted. Mobiles are also refurbished and sent for reuse in developing countries. This prevents them from going to landfill, helping the environment and raising money for good causes.

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