Wealden District Council

What Not to Put in the Bin

Items that should not be placed in the waste wheeled bin are as follows:

Electrical WasteElectrical items (WEEE)

Following the new WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directive you should no longer place any electrical items in your waste bin.

Some shops will take the items back when you purchase a new one. Alternatively, they should be taken to one of the Household Waste Recycling Site (external link) or to one of the Neighbourhood Recycling Points where they will be recycled in accordance with the new directive.

Hot ashes

These may cause damage to the bin. Please wait for the ashes to cool down before placing in the waste bin.

Please note, if the ashes are from a wood fire then they can be placed in the bin for green waste in small quantities.

Builders rubble

Builders rubble may cause damage to the bin and/or the collection vehicle. They may also cause injury to the crews. Builders rubble can be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Site (external link) but it is limited to six bags per month.

Large amounts of soil

Large amounts of soil may cause damage to the bin and/or the collection vehicle. They may also cause injury to the crews. Soil can be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Site (external link) but it is limited to six bags per month.

Clinical waste (other than incontinence pads)

Clinical waste may cause damage to the environment and may also cause injury to the crews. There are also risks of spreading infections and diseases. Clinical waste needs to be collected in yellow bags separately from the refuse collection, in order that it can be incinerated.

Wealden can provide residents with a sharps collection collection.

Clinical needles

Needles may also cause injury to the crews. There are also risks of spreading infections and diseases. Needles need to be collected in a sharps box separately from the refuse collection, in order that it can be incinerated.

Wealden can provide residents with a sharps collection.