Recycle and help us save the world :)

FULL LIST OF WHAT WE RECYCLE (updated 7/2 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.
Only Hallswoods shop on 140 Magdalen Street is a drop-off point, the other shops don’t have enough storage space to accept recycling. We will love you extra much if you pre sort the items into the categories below 🙂

1. ANY BRAND of crisps, Hula Hoops, Quavers, Skips, etc including multipack packaging.

2. ANY BRAND of popcorn, pretzels, peanuts and other nuts.
We can NOT accept the following; cheese strings, fridge raiders, pork scratchings, dried fruit packets, granola/cereal bags, noodle/rice bags, seed packets or nutrient powder and topper packets.

3. Pringles, and they ONLY accept real Pringles. The scheme does accept the actual tube itself, the lid and foil top.

4. Plastic air freshener containers, fragrance twin pack plastic sleeves, flexible stain remover packaging, flexible packaging from dishwasher salt bags, plastic air freshener cartridge caps, plastic car air fresheners (NOT electrical), flexible cleaning wipes packaging used for home cleaning, flexible laundry pods, capsules and dish washer tablets packaging, TINTED fabric conditioner bottles and caps, TINTED ridged plastic tubs for home cleaning.
We do NOT accept aerosols, glass air freshener cartridges, transparent bottles, caps other than ones from TINTED conditioner bottles, other flexible wipe packaging like baby wipes or trigger spray tops from cleaning products.

5. ANY BRAND of floss containers and outer packaging, plastic toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and caps, electric and battery-operated toothbrush heads, plastic toothbrush outer packaging and toothpaste cartons.
We do NOT accept floss, inter-dental brushes or toothpicks, toothbrushes NOT made from plastic, mouthwash bottles.

6. ANY BRAND of flexible single use mask packaging and the blue plastic that comes with these, caps, pumps and trigger spray heads from beauty and personal care products, plastic pots and flexible tubes from beauty and personal care products, flexible plastic wipe packaging (NOT BABY WIPES), hair colourant kits except the carton and rigid plastic bottles, plastic roll-on deodorants.
We do NOT accept glass containers, baby wipe packaging, ridged plastic bottles, aerosols, metal bottles or make-up boxes.

7. Contact lenses – these MUST be kept in a separate bag. ANY BRAND of foil from the contact lens blister packaging and the plastic contact lens blister packaging and the actual soft disposable contact lens itself.
Very important here is that we do NOT accept medication blister packs! Neither do we accept contact lens storage packs, hard contact lenses or eye drop and solution bottles.

8. ANY BRAND plastic chocolate or sweet pouches and bags, individual chocolate bar wrappers, chocolate and sweets multipack outer plastic packaging and plastic chocolate block wrappers.
We can NOT accept chocolate tins, the individual wrappers from chocolate tins, ice cream wrappers, foil or paper packets or cardboard tubes.

9. All parts of Kinder products such as the aluminium foil packaging, rigid plastic packaging, individual wrappers and the flexible plastic packaging.
Please note that we can NOT accept aluminium foil from other products.

10. ANY BRAND cracker wrappers, any savoury biscuit wrapper that would include Mini Cheddars or Tuc, all brands of cake wrappers and non-savoury biscuit wrappers (including Penguin bars) and muesli and granola bar wrappers (NOT granola and cereal bags! Just the small snack bars).
We can NOT accept the plastic individual small trays or aluminium tins that come with some cake bars, neither do we accept the packaging around things like crumpets or pancakes.

11. ANY BRAND stretchy plastic bread bags.
We can NOT accept any cellophane or paper bread bags. Neither do we accept other stretchy plastic bags such as fruit/veg bags, cheese, frozen food, chips etc ONLY bread.

12. ANY BRAND baby food pouches, baby food caps and snack packets. Please remove as much food residue as possible but there is no need to cut the pouches open and wash them.
Please note that we do NOT accept things like Capri drink and other drinks – just baby food pouches, even if they are made with similar materials.

13. Cat and dog food packaging – we can accept all plastic dry food and treat packaging and wet food pouches.
We do NOT accept paper bags, tins and aluminium foil tins, catmilk bottles/boxes, cat litter bags and we only accept cat and dog items (not hedgehog/bird/horse/rabbit etc food).

14. Plastic ring carriers.
We do NOT accept just any random type of plastic (we have had glasses with one arm, broken headphones and random clear plastic wraps, you name it!) or fruit bag nets.

15. All Lavazza Eco Caps
We can NOT accept any other brands even if they look the same!

16. All writing instruments (except for wooden pencils and chalk) are accepted. Any brand of pen, felt tip, highlighter, marker, correction fluid pot, correction tape, mechanical pencil and eraser pen regardless of their composition. BOTH FUNCTIONING AND NOT FUNCTIONING.
We can not accept glue sticks, batteries, crayons, erasers, rulers or other cutting objects.

17. Ink cartridges. ONLY cartridges NOT toners!
We can NOT accept any laser jet toners!

18. Stamps – any used stamps are welcome. Please put in a separate bag!

19. Rags. Please make sure that your collection point is happy to accept rags before taking them there! All Hallswoods charity shops accept rags!

20. Foreign coins. What it says on the tin really ? Please, as with everything, keep it separate in a bag to help us sort. All Hallswoods charity shops accept these.

21. Douwe Egbert jars, Gu jars, JD bottles (please bring these to any of our charity shops if possible). All Hallswoods charity shops accept these.

22. Unwanted pet food wet and dry. All Hallswoods charity shops accept these.

Willow Vets 202 Thorpe Road
All items on the list apart from rags

Morrisons Riverside 4 Albion Way
Blue bin behind till 1 & 2
All items apart from rags, pet food pouches and Ella’s baby food

Lord Rosebery Pub 94 Rosebery Road
Blue bin in the car park

All items on the list
Earthglade 4 Phoenix Yard
All items on the list apart from rags and unwanted pet food

Hallswood Charity Shop on 140 Magdalen Street

Companion Care Longwater Costessey
All items on the list except rags

80 Wilberforce Road
NR5 8NN (private home)
All items on the list

Morrisons Supermarket 100 The Paddocks Catton
All items apart from rags and unwanted pet food

149 White Woman Lane
NR6 9LW (private home)
All items on the list

Thorpe Plant Centre 191a Plumstead Road East
All items on the list apart from rags and unwanted pet food

Companion Care in Pets at Home Sprowston
All items on the list apart from rags

Taverham Garden Centre Fir Covert Road
Bins situated by the car wash
All items on the list apart from rags and unwanted pet food

All items on the list apart from rags and unwanted pet food
Horsford Village Hall 165 Holt Road
NR10 3DN

Scrap Box 6 Collers Way
NR10 4SW
Crisps, Pringles, biscuits, pens

Tesco Aylsham Norwich Road
NR11 6BW
Empty crisp packets, multi-packaging for crisps, biscuit wrappers and writing equipment, Pringles tubes, lids and seals and bread stretchy plastic bags.

Tesco Stalham Old Market Road
NR12 9AE
Empty crisp packets, multi-packaging for crisps, biscuit wrappers and writing equipment, Pringles tubes, lids and seals and bread stretchy plastic bags.

Chapelfield Vets Long Stratton Tharston Industrial Estate
NR15 2PD
All items on the list apart from rags

Co-Op The Street Long Stratton
NR15 2XJ
Biscuit wrappers, Pringles tubes and crisp packets

East of England Co-Op Funeral Service 53 Baxter Row Dereham
NR17 1AY
Crisp/pretzel/popcorn packets, Pringles, bread bags, Tassimo pods

Chapelfields Vet Wymondham Post Mill Close
NR18 0NL
All items on the list apart from rags

This scheme is run by volunteers and supporters of Hallswood.
They collect, sort and send off all the recycling.
They also end up with the rubbish when people do not follow this list so please read it carefully and ask if there is anything you are uncertain of.
The money made from the recycling scheme is donated to Hallswood by the volunteers. At this moment the value is over £1000 per month!

3 thoughts on “Recycle and help us save the world :)”

  1. Have been to Taverham garden centre to leave bags for recycling and found no bins are the bins coming back or will I have to take to another site

  2. Can some body please email me as i want to send you some used crips packets but I have not got a collection point by me as I live In Rugeley Staffordshire could you send me the address and i can send you the crips packets thank you

    1. Hi there

      We’d love you to send us some crisp packets but we’re a little worried about how much it will cost you to post them.

      Unfortunately, we can’t offer to cover the postage cost (which we hope you understand) but if you would really like to send them to us we would be be very happy to accept them.

      Thank you so much for thinking of us.

      Maria xx

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