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BicyclesReduce - NoRe-use - YesRecycle - Yes

Bicycles can be recycled. There is a local scheme.

Bicycles


Emmaus rebuild and refurbish bicycles in their workshop.  Find them on Drove Road, Portslade, BN41 2PA or call on  01273 426480.

"Mike the bike" is now also selling bicycles at Shabitat, all the bikes are recycled and serviced. Find them on Saunders Road Depot, Lewes Road, Brighton, BN2 4AY or call on  01273 677577.

The "Re-Cycle" project gathers second-hand bicycles and ships them to various African countries. They teach local people to repair and maintain them as a trade.

"Cranks" are a not-for-profit organisation that teaches you how to fix your bike for free. They accept old bikes and parts for donations.

Re:cycle is a student-run co-op at the University of Sussex. They recover abandoned or donated bikes, restore them and rent them to students for a cheap price to encourage cycling to university.
Alternatively you can donate your bike to a charity shop or try to sell it at a local jumble sale.

Alternatively you can donate your bike to a charity shop or try to sell it at a local jumble sale.

Last updated on 10 Feb 2018 - Comment on this article

BatteriesReduce - YesRe-use - NoRecycle - Yes

Household batteries can be included in the Brighton and Hove kerbside collection.  However they do need to be placed in a separate bag.

Batteries

They can also be taken to either the Brighton or Hove recycling sites. See Recycling Sites for locations and opening times.

We recycle one tonne of batteries yearly, this compares to the 25,000 - 30,000 tonnes of batteries every year that are thrown away, straight into landfill. Currently less than 3% of portable batteries in the UK are recycled. But new regulations have set a target for recycled batteries of 45% by 2016. For details of other schemes visit Specialist Waste Disposal or Envirogreen.

In the first instance please consider using rechargeable batteries. They are a viable environmental alternative to disposable batteries as they can be recharged up to 1,000 times and are much more powerful.  The USBCELL battery can be used in normal battery applications and can be recharged simply by plugging it into a USB port.

For other information regarding ecological batteries visit the Uniross webpage.

If you do use disposable batteries please recycle them.

Other types of battery can also be recycled.  Please see Car Batteries and Watch Batteries.

Last updated on 10 Feb 2018 - Comment on this article

Baby WipesReduce - NoRe-use - NoRecycle - No

Baby wipe packaging can no longer be recycled. The scheme originally funded by Johnsons no longer exists.

 

Last updated on 10 Feb 2018 - Comment on this article

Audio CassettesReduce - NoRe-use - YesRecycle - Yes

Audio Cassettes can be re-used however there is practically no demand for them.

Audio cassettes

Most charity shops no longer accept them and if you donate them this will add a financial burden to the charity who will have to pay for them to be disposed of.

Terracycle do recycle them but only for a charge: £90.08 for a small box!

 

Last updated on 10 Feb 2018 - Comment on this article