Over the course of my investigations I have found so many weird and wonderful things that actually can be recycled! If we can reuse or recycle things then of course this is much better than the landfill alternative.

Many charities also collect items for recycling too!  So double win if we can enable others to get the benefit from our items.

This page is a very early version of a work in progress, if you have anything to add here let me know! Contact me or add a comment.  Soon I’ll make this a much better directory!

 

Item   How?
     
Beach Clean Plastic Hard plastic collected from beaches can actually be collected! Terracycle have a scheme for beach plastic, find out more.
Baby/ pet food pouches Can be recycled by a company called Enval.  Simply post here: Material Reception,
Enval Ltd,
Unit 118,
Alconbury Weald Enterprise Zone,
Huntingdon,
PE28 4WX.
Bottle Tops LUSH take these! Simply drop your used bottle tops to lush and they will recycle them.  They must not include any foil, metal, or inserts
Bras & pants All you have to do is buy a packet of ladies’ or children’s pants and send them to us. They must be new and while we collect all sizes, those we need the most are for children aged 3-15 or ladies size 8-16. And while we collect all colours, the ladies’ pants in greatest demand are black – in full brief, midi, mini or high leg (in the smaller sizes).
We also accept new or ‘gently worn’ bras which can be any size, including sports and nursing bras, but not teen, cropped-top style or bikini tops.

Post to:

Smalls for All
108 Buchanan Crescent,
Eliburn, Livingston, EH54 7EF
United Kingdom.
Capri Suns and other energy drinks   Material Reception,
Enval Ltd,
Unit 118,
Alconbury Weald Enterprise Zone,
Huntingdon,
PE28 4WX.
Coffee refill packs   Material Reception,
Enval Ltd,
Unit 118,
Alconbury Weald Enterprise Zone,
Huntingdon,
PE28 4WX.
Coffee Pods (Tassimo) One of the few places to accept Tassimo coffee pods via post! Ailgylchu Recycling Caerfilli

18 Newport Rd,
Trethomas,
Caerphilly,
CF83 8DA
Coffee Pods In your regular recycling Before heading off to the recycling centre, there are few steps to take before recycling a coffee pod. First, open the spent pod by removing the lid. Next, completely empty the pod of all coffee grounds, and rinse it clean. Some pods are all aluminium and others are a mixture of paper, plastic, and aluminium. As you disassemble each pod, place each material into a separate container or bag, putting plastics with plastics and aluminium with aluminium in another container. Do this so the recycling centre can accept them. Now that they are broken down into separate bags, place them into the recycle bins for pick up, or take them to a local recycling centre.
  Can be dropped off at the following locations Map of locations for coffee pod recycling drop offs
Inflatables
  • Paddling pools
  • Rubber dinghies
  • Water wings
  • Lilo’s
  • Rubber Rings
  • Ribs
  • Floating Drinks Holders
  • Inflatimals
  • Globes
  • Beach Balls
  • LATEX balloons
  • Kayaks
  • Bouncy Castles

Wyatt and Jack have collection points nationwide, here’s a map of the local drop off points for collections.

Don’t see a suitable collection point?  Looks like they are trying to expand the network so if you want to get involved get in touch.

Coffee Jar Lids (Kenco) Can be dropped off at the following locations Map of locations for coffee pod recycling drop offs
Mascara Brushes Instead of chucking out your old mascara brushes, why not recycle them? Wash then first! THE NEW ARC – a wildlife sanctuary in the North East of Scotland.
Pepperami-style one-serve snacks   Material Reception,
Enval Ltd,
Unit 118,
Alconbury Weald Enterprise Zone,
Huntingdon,
PE28 4WX.
Wine Bags – from boxes   Material Reception,
Enval Ltd,
Unit 118,
Alconbury Weald Enterprise Zone,
Huntingdon,
PE28 4WX.
Toothpaste tubes  Can be recycled by a company called Enval.  Simply post here: (generally you can tell these by the ones which stay squished when you squeeze them)  Material Reception,
Enval Ltd,
Unit 118,
Alconbury Weald Enterprise Zone,
Huntingdon,
PE28 4WX.
     

3 Comments

  1. Hi there.
    I was wondering if you have a website or email for Ailgylchu Recycling > I use a Tassimmo machine and would like to send them my pods., but wondered if I need to empty the used coffee out first. Love the site. Very informative.

    • Hi Mandy. I’ve heard word back from Terracycle who process the recycling for Ailgylchu. They say – “There’s no need to clean the coffee pods first – we compost any coffee grinds remaining in the pods.”
      Very cool! 😀

  2. Thanks for your message Mandy! I’m investigating this and getting back to you, meanwhile I’ve updated another couple of options for coffee pods! 😀

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