From 1st August 2023, if you’re bringing seating with upholstery to a Household Waste Recycling Centre then site staff will direct you to the Upholstered Domestic Seating Container.
Changes in regulation mean we have to separate items classed as Upholstered Domestic Seating that are brought to a Recycling Centre. These items contain ‘POPs’ (Persistent Organic Pollutants). Examples: sofas, armchairs and anything containing upholstery.
Domestic seating often has a flame retardant added containing POPs. To make sure the environment is protected, the Environment Agency now requires these items to be incinerated in controlled conditions.
We’re changing the way we collect and dispose of domestic seating. If you have any of the items highlighted below please place them in the Upholstered Domestic Seating container or ask a member of staff for advice.
|UPHOLSTERED DOMESTIC SEATING:||NOT UPHOLSTERED DOMESTIC SEATING:|
|SOFAS & ARMCHAIRS||CHAIRS WITH NO UPHOLSTERY E.G. WOODEN|
|DINING CHAIRS WITH UPHOLSTERY||DESK CHAIRS|
|DESK CHAIRS WITH UPHOLSTERY||MATTRESSES|
|STOOLS WITH UPHOLSTERY||BLINDS|