Aerosols go in your blue bag.
Make your own deodorant or shaving balm that can be stored in reusable glass containers. Deodorant can be made from household items such as baking soda, coconut oil, shea butter and essential oils.
Aluminium foil goes in your blue bag or can be taken to our recycling banks and recycling centres.
Instead of foil, try using reusable containers or beeswax wraps to keep your food fresh. You can even make your own beeswax wraps from spare fabric you have at home.
Paper and plastic animal feed sacks can be recycled in your blue bag as long as they are clean and dry.
Up to three double bagged bags will be accepted at our recycling centres for free. Any more than this will incur a fee and can only be disposed of at Nantycaws.
Wood ash can be composted at home. Ash from coal fires etc. cannot be recycled and can be disposed of in the residual skip at recycling centres or in your black bag.
Wood ash makes an excellent fertiliser and can be applied directly to flower beds or vegetable patches during winter.
Balloons are not recyclable and have to go in your black bag. Remember, Carmarthenshire has a policy of no balloon releases. When balloons are released into the environment they become litter and can be harmful to wildlife.
Get creative with party decorations - bunting and banners are reusable alternatives. Bubbles also make a great alternative to balloons for children's parties.
Lots of shops and offices have battery recycling points. They can also be recycled at our recycling centres. Do not put them in your black or blue bag, as they are a potential fire risk.
Consider changing to rechargeable batteries. Alternatively check if there's a battery recycling point where you work, if there isn't have a look at setting one up. Some companies collect them for free
If your bike is in good condition you could sell it or give it to charity so that it can continue to be used. If your bike is damaged or broken you can recycle it at one of our recycling centres.
If you are thinking about getting rid of your bike because it is damaged, is there anything you could do to repair it? Repair and reuse is even better for the environment than recycling!