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Magazines in good condition may be wanted in doctors` and dentists` waiting rooms, also in hairdressers, nursing homes etc. When they are finished with they can be recycled in the paper banks at the Household Waste Recycling Centres or at some Recycling Points.

Medical equipment
The Red Cross will accept medical equipment and medical aids in relatively good condition for refurbishment and reuse, contact 0116 2544547 for information.

Medicines & tablets
Medicines and tablets are classed as Hazardous Waste. If you have any left over medicines you should consult your local chemist, pharmacy or hospital on how best to dispose of them.

You can take scrap metal to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre, or take it to any scrap metal merchants.

Mobile phones
Argos , Tesco and Sainsbury`s stores provide freepost envelopes in store to post old mobile phones. For every phone recycled £2.50 will be donated to charity. You can return unwanted handsets and accessories to most mobile phone retailers. Age UK will even help collect old mobile phones

If you have a question about resources or recycling in Cumbria call our helpline on  0300 003 1118
or email us at  info@recycleforcumbria.org