A to Z of what materials you can recycle or dispose of in Lambeth and where you can do it.

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  • Irons - See one of the recycling centres at Vale Street or Smuggler's Way or if in working condition to a local charity shop.

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  • Packaging - see material type i.e. cardboard, plastic
  • Pans - see donate unwanted goods
  • Paper - green recycling wheelie bin
  • Paper, shredded - cannot be recycled
  • Paint - Try to use up all paint. If there is some left in the can, leave the lid off until it has hardened and place in your rubbish bin. See hazardous waste for unwanted paint
  • Paint cans - cannot be recycled due to paint residue
  • Pesticides - see hazardous waste
  • Pet litter - Litter and waste from non-carnivorous animals can be composted. If your animal eats meat, their waste should be wrapped and disposed of in the general rubbish bin
  • Phone directories - green recycling wheelie bin
  • Pillows - not currently recyclable
  • Pill trays with foil - not currently recyclable
  • Plant pots and seed trays - not currently recyclable
  • Plants - see garden waste
  • Plasterboard - not currently recyclable. You will need to contact a specialist company to dispose of this type of waste
  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays - the following items can be recycled in your green recycling wheelie bin:

    • Plastic bottles including drinks and detergents
    • Plastic bakery trays
    • Plastic cake decoration pots
    • Plastic dessert pots
    • Plastic egg boxes
    • Plastic fruit punnets
    • Plastic handsoap dispensers
    • Plastic ice cream tubs
    • Plastic margarine tubs
    • Plastic ready meal trays
    • Plastic sauce pots
    • Plastic spray bottles from detergent and cleaning products
    • Plastic tubs from laundry capsules
    • Plastic tubs from personal care products (for example creams and hair gels)
    • Plastic yoghurt pots (rinse and remove foil lids)
    • Pot noodle pots
    • Plastic vitamin and supplement pots
  • Plastics - the following items cannot be recycled in your green recycling wheelie bin:

    • Carrier bags
    • Buckets
    • Pipes
    • Toys (see reuse and recycling centres or donate unwanted goods
    • Polystyrene packaging
    • Clingfilm
    • Inner wrap from cereals
    • Bread wrappers
    • Frozen food bags
    • Plant pots
    • Bubble wrap
    • Crisp packets and sweet bags
    • Electrical items
    • Pill trays with foil
    • Food sachets (eg. powdered sauces)
    • Toothpaste tubes
  • Plastic carrier bags – see carrier bags

  • Plastic chairs – see reuse and recycling centres
  • Plastic toys – see reuse and recycling centres or donate unwanted goods
  • Polystyrene – not currently recyclable
  • Pots and pans – see donate unwanted goods
  • Prams and pushchairs – see donate unwanted goods
  • Printer cartridges – reuse and reycling centre
  • Pyrex glass including jugs and cooking dishes - Not recyclable see donate unwanted goods

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  • Quilts – not currently recyclable

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