Here are some options of where you can recycle items that are no longer wanted.


As I find more options, I'll add them to the list below.

If there are items I haven't listed and you would like some help knowing where to take them, get in contact and I'd be happy to help find out if I don't already know.

1General Recycling

Check with your local council about what items can be recycled in your home recycling bins. Some will recycle certain types of plastics while others won't.

It's also worth contacting your local tip to find out what items they can recycle and where they go. It will help you to decide if it's the right place for your things.


Recyle Your Electricals

Check out this website to recycle electricals from cables to laptops and phones.

https://www.recycleyourelectricals.org.uk

2Items You Think Can't Be Recycled

Terracycle

There are lots if items in the home and office that, once used or broken, you think can't be recycled. However, Terracycle, has programmes that recycle just about anything. Using specific drop-off locations for the different programmes, you can probably find somewhere that can take what you need to get rid of.

If you can't see a drop-off for what you're looking for, then you could buy a box from Terracycle, deposit all items that can't be recycled in places close to you and, once full, they'll pick up the box and do the hard work for you.

www.terracycle.com/en-GB


Freegle & Freecycle

Websites that allow you to post items you think might not be of interest in the charity shops.

Make sure you take a photo and describe the item, including what might be wrong with it. You'll be surprised what could be used by others.

Just note that whoever wants it will come to your house to pick the item up, so make sure you're ok with that before posting.

https://www.ilovefreegle.org/

https://www.freecycle.org/


Olio

You can give away items that would otherwise go to landfil or can't be sold in charity shops. Items such as used cleaning products and toiletries, materials and .

https://https://olioapp.com/en/

3Books

Charity Shops

Loads of charity shops take books. It's always worth checking if they want specific types first. However, most charity shops will often sell unwanted books by the weight to get money for them.


Sell Your Books

There are a number of Apps for your phone that will now allow you to sell your books to them.

You scan, they give you a price, you box up and they come and collect. Then a few days later, once processed, you get your fee that was previously agreed. Great if you have lots of books in good condition.

Zeffit & WeBuyGames are two of many you can use.

4Furniture

Charity Shops

Loads of charity shops take furniture. It's always worth checking if they want specific types first. Some will also provide a pickup service for larger items although there may be a charge.


Freegle & Freecycle

Websites that allow you to post items you think might not be of interest in the charity shops.

Make sure you take a photo and describe the item, including what might be wrong with it. You'll be surprised what could be used by others.

Just note that whoever wants it will come to your house to pick the item up, so make sure you're ok with that before posting.

https://www.ilovefreegle.org/

https://www.freecycle.org/

5Food

Olio

You can give away food that's either past their best, past the best before or just about to pass the use by date (but is still in date) that perhaps you no longer want to eat. Local people from your community can then come and take the items from you at an arranged time and stop food waste.

https://https://olioapp.com/en/

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