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A to Z guide on waste - G

Some ideas to help you decide what to do with your unwanted items.

Games

Donate board or video games to your local charity shops, libraries, nurseries or play groups.

Offer unwanted items on your local Freecycle or Freeglenetwork.

Advertise them in the free ads section of your local newspaper or sell them on internet auction websites, apps or social media.

Garden waste

Try composting to transform your garden waste into valuable and nutrient rich food for your garden. Find out about composting your waste.

Take your garden waste (not tree trunks and branches over 150mm diameter) to any of our household waste recycling centres. We do not accept Japanese knotweed, ragwort, Himalayan balsam or other invasive plant species.

If you don't home compost or have too much garden waste it can go into your kerbside collection.

Gas cylinders

LPG gas bottles can be refilled for further use and should be returned to the supplier. If there is an identifying label on the side of the bottle it can be taken to the stockholder in the LPG bottle retrieval scheme.

If the supplier can't be identified, they can be taken to our household waste recycling centres. Please ask staff at the recycling centre where they should be left so they can be stored safely.

Small camping gas and helium canisters will also be accepted at the household waste recycling centres. Please ensure that the contents have been fully used.

Glass

See bottles and jars under A to Z guide on waste - B.

Glasses and spectacles

Ask for new lenses instead of new frames when you are getting a new prescription.

Most opticians collect old spectacles that are sent to developing countries. Check with your optician first.

Donate your glasses to charity or to Vision Aid Overseas.

Glass sheets and window panes

Offer unwanted glass sheets and window panes on your local Freecycle or Freeglenetwork.

Use glass sheets and old window panes to make a 'green house'.

We do not accept sheet glass in the glass bottle recycling banks at our household waste recycling centres. Please dispose of safely in your general waste.

For large amounts please contact us for advice - email: wastemanagement@derbyshire.gov.uk or tel: 01629 538120.

Grass clippings

Leave your first set of grass cuttings on your lawn for nourishment.

You can add grass cuttings to your compost at home. Find out about composting your waste.

Add grass cuttings to your kerbside collection where available.

You can take grass cuttings to any of our household waste recycling centres.