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Egg cartons
Cardboard egg cartons can be recycled at your Household Waste Recycling Centre or at some Recycle Points. You can also break them up and add to your compost to provide aeration. They can sometimes be taken back to the supplier for reuse. Playgroups and schools can use them for craft projects. They can also be used as seed pots and planted straight into the ground as they are biodegradable. Plastic egg cartons may be accepted in local council recycling banks or in your plastics kerbside collection.

Egg shells
Cleaned and crushed egg shells can be added to your compost as they contain lime which helps to reduce acidity.

Electrical goods
Electrical goods can be recycled at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Engine oil
Used engine oil discarded down storm drains can cause considerable environmental damage if it leaches into watercourses and/or groundwater. Oil can be taken to your Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Take the plastic windows off and envelopes can be home composted. Otherwise they can be put in the paperbanks at your Household Waste Recycling Centre or Recycle Points.

If you have a question about resources or recycling in Cumbria call our helpline on  0300 003 1118
or email us at  wastepermits@cumbria.gov.uk
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