CHARITABLE

RECYCLING STATION

Our Recycling Station is a drop off point for your hard to recycle items. We're diverting waste away from the incinerator and raising money for charity

Recycling for charity

The collected waste from many of the streams is packed up by volunteers and sent off to be broken down into plastic pellets and made into things like playground equipment, in return the charity of choice receives a donation.

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How it works

Our charities

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kent air ambulance logo
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against breast cancer logo

What can be recycled?

We accept the following types of packaging for recycling. Items must be empty, shaken out and flattened. Only milk bottle tops need to be washed. All waste must be completely dry and separated. Please note that only the items listed can be accepted. Most other soft plastics can be recycled with supermarket carrier bags.

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Kent Air Ambulance

The following packaging items raise £1-£2 per kilo for Kent Air Ambulance.

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Any brand of plastic wrappers from biscuits, cakes and crackers, including mini cheddars. No frostie, rice krispie bars or large rice cake wrappers please.

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All brands of flexible dishwasher and laundry tablet packets, dishwasher salt packets, household wipes and refills (no baby wipe packets). Lenor tumble drier sheets.

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Cheese wrappers, cleaned.

Food box and reusable drinks container

Broken food storage boxes and plastic reusable drinks bottles - any brand.

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Bread bags (any bread product). Plastic only - no waxed paper.

Pringles tubes

Pringles tubes (no lids) - squashed flat, no other brands.

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Pathfinder Dogs

The following items raise money for Pathfinder Dogs.

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Plastic milk bottle tops (no other lids).

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Used postage stamps (please leave approx. 1 cm border)

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Against breast cancer

The following items raise money for Against breast cancer.

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Bras, any condition

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Mind in Bexley

The following items raise money for Mind in Bexley.

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Printer cartridges. Inkjet only - no laser cartridges. Please remove all outer packaging.

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Empty medicinal blister packets, plastic pill bottles, plastic vitamin bottles and calpol syringes.

Blister packs are tricky to recycle because they are made of aluminium and plastic strongly glued together. Very specialised equipment is needed to do this and there are a handful of companies, such as Terracycle and Refactory, who have access to this. We have experienced a high demand for this type of recycling so have paid for more than 10 postage paid collection boxes since 2020 from Refactory to enable us to offer the service. We now invite our supporters to make a donation towards our next box to enable us to continue recycling blister packs. Please go to our Localgiving page at https://localgiving.org/charity/Wastelessmarket/ if you would like to support this. Thank you for helping us keep plastic waste out of the incinerator.

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