What Not to Put in the Bin

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

Electrical items (WEEE)

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

If you have small household batteries (not car batteries) or small electrical items (eg. toasters, mobile phones, hairdryers) for recycling, please place them in a separate bag on top of either your rubbish or recycling bin for collection. Always place batteries in a separate bag. If you can remove batteries from items first please do so! Please take any larger electrical items which don’t fit into a carrier bag to a Household Waste and Recycling Site.
For more information on the your recycling service please see our frequently asked questions page on the waste collection service

Textiles

Clean textiles such as clothes, sheets, towels, curtains and pairs of shoes can be taken to the textile banks located at our Neighbourhood Recycling Points or you can take them to  a Household Waste Recycling Site. 

Alternatively, if in good condition, they can be donated to one of the many Charity Shops within Wealden.

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 your nearest Household Waste and Recycling Site which are run by East Sussex County Council.  For further information visit their website www.eastsussex.gov.uk

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 your nearest Household Waste and Recycling Site, run by East Sussex County Council.  For further information visit their website www.eastsussex.gov.uk

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.