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Reduce, reuse and recycle

Reuse

Love your leftovers

Love food hate waste has masses of recipes and tips for using up your leftover food. 

Good quality bulky items 

If you have unwanted bulky items that are still in good condition then you can donate them to charity or give them a new home through the Freecycle website. Many organisations operating from this website offer a free pick-up service.

Throughout the year we run reuse and recycling one day events for small unwanted electrical items and other reusable goods. Please look on our website or in our quarterly Citizen magazine for the next event.

Reuse shops 

Norfolk County Council operates reuse shops at seven of Norfolk's recycling centres:

  • Caister
  • Dereham
  • Hempton
  • Ketteringham
  • Kings Lynn
  • Mayton Wood
  • Thetford.

The shops allow members of the public to drop off any household items that they think can be reused and allow them to purchase desirable items for a small fee ie car boot prices.

Textiles 

There are a number of textile banks across the city provided by the Salvation Army where all unwanted clean clothes and material can be taken. Alternatively they can be taken to charity shops or all clothing and textiles can be recycled at Norfolk County Council's main recycling centres. More about recycling textiles on Recycle Norfolk.

Bicycles

Most bikes can be given a new lease of life after you have finished with them. Look out for community reuse/repair groups in your area or try:

Alternatively, bicycles can be taken to one of Norfolk’s recycling centres.