household waste recycling centre

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CT: The Government is aware that some local authorities have introduced, or plan to introduce, a charge to anybody accessing certain household waste recycling centres (also known as civic amenity sites, tips, and dumps) to dispose of household waste and/or recycling. In its 2011 Waste Review, the Government made a formal commitment to ensuring that households have access to household waste recycling sites where they can deposit their waste and recycling free at the point of use. Longstanding legislation passed by Parliament requires that municipal services are provided free of charge to householders for the disposal of household waste.

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N: 1. – household (n): From the late 14th Century. From the terms “house” (from Middle English hous, from Old English hūs; akin to Old High German hūs) and the verb “to hold” (From Middle English holden, going back to Old English healdan, going back to Germanic halda, whence also Old High German haltan, “to protect, guard, hold”) meaning “furniture and articles belonging to a house”.
– waste (n): From the 11th Century “desolate regions” from Anglo-French and Old North French wast “waste, damage, destruction; wasteland, moor” from Latin vastum, neuter of vastus, “empty”.
– recycling (vn): Since 1924, verbal noun from the verb “recycle”, “originally of industrial processes” from the prefix “re-” and the verb “cycle” (from the late 14th Century, from Late Latin cyclus, from Greek κύκλος, kyklos “circle, wheel, any circular body, circular motion, cycle of events”), adopted in 1922.
– centre (n): From Middle French centre, from Latin centrum, from Ancient Greek κέντρον, kéntron, from κεντεῖν, kenteîn, “to prick, goad” (British English spelling).
Abbreviation: HWRC.
2. The household waste recycling centre provides facilities for the disposal of a range of recyclable materials and waste. These facilities are available to all residents for general household and garden waste.
3. Materials that are accepted at the household waste recycling centre: asbestos (not always), batteries, car batteries, cans and tins, cardboard, chemicals, clothes and textiles mixed, books, CD’s and DVD’s, fluorescent tubes, fridges and freezers, gas bottles, glass bottles and jars mixed, garden waste, gypsum or plasterboard, hard-core and rubble, newspapers and magazines, plastics, paint and dry empty metal paint cans, scrap metal, TV’s and monitors, tyres, used engine oil, large appliances, small appliances, wood and timber. That means that mainly you can bring anything related to the general household waste.
4. Materials that are not accepted at the household waste recycling centre: fuels (petrols and diesel), explosives (fireworks, flares and airbags), firearms, fire extinguishers, diving bottles for scuba diving, poisons, asbestos or materials containing asbestos, biological waste, heavy metals: mercury, thermometers and barometers and any commercial, trade and commercial waste.
5. The local Government (Prohibition of charges at household waste recycling centres in England), 2015. This Order prohibits certain local authorities in England from charging their residents to: enter into or exit from household waste recycling centres; or deposit household waste or recycling at such centres.

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SYN: 1. recycling center (US). 2. civic amenity site (UK). 3. household waste recycling site (UK). 4. refuse treatment centre (Canada). 5. waste treatment centre (Canada). 6. waste disposal centre (Canada). 7. drop-off centre (Canada). 8. ecocentre (Canada).

S: 1. COC – (last access: 24 November 2017); Montgomery – (last access: 24 November 2017). 2 & 3. – (last access: 24 November 2017). 4 to 6. TERMIUMPLUS – (last access: 24 November 2017). 7 & 8. GDT – (last access: 24 November 2017).

CR: ecology, environment, forest residues, landfill, municipal solid waste, recycling, residues, waste, waste of electrical and electronic equipment.