Recycle and help us save the world :)

We’re really excited to say that we now have some collection points open again to collect recycling. If you have any questions please email

Sadly, we’re unable to accept recycling at any of our charity shops at this time.

FULL LIST OF WHAT WE RECYCLE (updated 12/8 2020)
Please ensure that you ONLY bring us things on the list and that everything is dry. Cat and dog food pouches HAVE TO be CLEAN and DRY.
We have lost several collection points due to wet cat-food pouches, often with cat food still in then. Please show our volunteers who run this scheme and collection points respect and follow these simple instructions.

If you are unsure of an item, please check with us first as we get an awful lot of rubbish we don’t want and it costs us time and money to dispose of it.

Everything must be pre-sorted into the numbered categories below – we hope you understand that our volunteers cannot safely sort recycling at the moment.

1. Empty Crisp Packets including the multipack wrapper – please flatten your
packets (DO NOT scrunch or tie them)

2. Cat & Dog Pet Food Pouches / Biscuit Bags / Treat Bags ONLY- must be
washed out, clean & dry (OTHERWISE THEY SMELL AWFUL)

3. Biscuit Wrappers – sweet & savoury (inc Mini Cheddars, Rice Cakes
& cake bars like McVities Jaffa Cake Bars)

4. Chocolate/Sweet wrappers/pouches eg mars, kit kat, snickers,
skittles (NO paper or foil wrappers from tins of sweets)

5. Pringles Tubes, Lids and Seals (this brand only)

6. Nuts, Popcorn, Pretzels & Twiglets Packaging

7. Bread Bags ONLY (LDPE Stretchy Plastic) (NO Bagel, Roll or Crumpet)

8. Cheese flexible plastic pouches (NO tubs, trays, squeezy tubes,
slice dividers)

9. Plastic Ring Carriers from cans of drink

10. Toothpaste Tubes/Caps (empty as much as possible),Toothpaste &
Toothbrush Packaging & Toothbrushes & Electric/Battery Toothbrush
Head’s, also floss containers and their outer packaging

11. Baby Food Pouches and Caps (empty & rinsed), Baby Food
Snack Packets

12. Kinder flexible plastic & aluminium foil packaging, chocolate
wrappers & yellow rigid egg toy containers

13. Lavazza ECO CAPS ONLY – they are compatible with
Nespresso/A Modo Mio Coffee machines

14. Flexible laundry washing capsules & pods & dishwasher
tablets packaging

Plastic Air Fresheners containers & cartridge caps & plastic car
air fresheners (except electric plug-ins)

Flexible wipe packaging for home cleaning

(NO Trigger tops or rigid bottles)

15. Plastic Roll-on Deodorants, face wipe packaging, pumps, caps
& trigger sprays from beauty products, flexible cream tubes &
plastic pots for beauty products (e.g. hand cream, moisturizer)
(NO Rigid bottles or glass pots)

16. Writing Equipment e.g. Pens, Highlighters, Mechanical Pencils,
Tippex Pots, Markers (not pencils or crayons or glue sticks)
(these are for Ghost Hill Infant School fundraising)

Used Postage Stamps (put inside envelope/small bag)
Empty Inkjet Cartridges (put inside small bag) (NOT LASERJET)
Foreign Coins (put inside envelope/small bag)

Some people use their stretchy bread bags to put their recycling in
or the multi-pack crisp packets or the larger pet food bags

Collection Points Open

Taverham Garden Centre – Fir Covert Road NR8 6HT
Three Bins situated by the car wash
(Temporarily closed at the moment – a few more volunteers required
to collect and sort)

Horsford Village Hall – Holt Road, NR10 3DN
Bins situated on cut through to school against the fence.
(Opening soon – special arrangements for this location
– information to follow)

Thorpe Plant Centre, 191a Plumstead Road East, Thorpe St Andrew,
Norwich, NR7 9LW – OPEN

Chapelfield Vets, 162 Norwich Road, New Costessey, Norwich, NR5 0EH
Bin located by front door entrance – OPEN

Earthglade, 4 Phoenix Yard, Norwich, NR3 1NB – OPEN

Lord Rosebery Pub – 94 Rosebery Road NR3 3AB
Two blue bins in the carpark on right hand side as you enter.
(DO NOT leave if bin is full) – OPEN

Please check opening times before going to any of the business
locations and notify us of any issues e.g. bins full

If your usual collection point is not shown here now then please get
in touch with us by sending a PM or email: and we will do our best
to assist you. Due to Covid19 we have to temporarily close some of
the regular collection points. If you have any questions or
require a copy of our leaflet then please get in touch with us

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