A- Z recycling guide

A-Z Responsible Recycling

Recycling doesn’t always mean throwing stuff in the wheelie bin at the curb, we can recycle at home or in the office to extend the use of a product before placing it in the bin. Let’s not forget that our local government and authorities cannot recycle everything.

To help you declutter and responsibly dispose of your unwanted items we have created an A-Z of how to responsible recycle or donate your unwanted stuff. From recycling cars to hair, lets’ turn our clutter into opportunities for people in need.

 A. Artificial Christmas Tress

Cannot be recycled whereas natural tress can be.

Here’s a great system I found in the UK on my recent visit

https://www.recyclenow.com/what-to-do-with/christmas-trees-1

Artificial Limbs  

https://www.legs4africa.org/donate-prosthetic-leg/

Antenna’s –Obsolete TV antenna

https://mri.com.au/dropzone/#dropzone-location

B. Batteries

http://recyclingnearyou.com.au/batteries/

Boots for All      

New & near-new sports equipment to vulnerable Australians. donate sports equipment &sports apparel. https://www.bootsforall.org.au/

Books

Brotherhood of St Lawrence Used Books online bookstore, buy of donate quality books

https://www.brotherhoodbooks.org.au/

Footpath Library

Aims to enrich the quality of life for homeless people, encourage literacy and promote a society that is well informed about homelessness. https://www.footpathlibrary.org/

C. Cars

How to donate old cars Kids under cover

https://www.kuc.org.au/get-involved/donate-your-car/

Give Now   https://www.givenow.com.au/otherways/cars

Clothes

Dress for Success

Worldwide promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women. https://www.dressforsuccess.org/

Fitted for Work

Committed to helping long term unemployed and disadvantaged women obtain work, maintain employment and ultimately achieve financial independence. http://www.fittedforwork.org/

Give Now

Has compiled the following register of places and organisations where you can donate your clothes. https://www.givenow.com.au/otherways/clothes

Wear for Success

Support people in what can often be a long and difficult search for employment, by providing professional attire and work-related training. http://www.wearforsuccess.org.au/

D. Discs

Floppy Disc http://techcollect.com.au/

Compact Disc http://techcollect.com.au/

Compact Discs UK https://www.recyclenow.com/what-to-do-with/cds-dvds-0

Compact Discs USA http://www.cdrecyclingcenter.org/

E. Emergency Accommodation

Eastern Emergency Relief Network

The core objective of EERN is to make available furniture and other household essentials & non-perishable parcels as emergency aid to those in need. http://www.easternemergency.org.au/ 

Search your area for emergency accommodation

F. Food Banks

OzHarvest

Australia’s leading food rescue charity. We collect quality surplus food, distribute it to people in need and divert food waste from landfill. http://www.ozharvest.org/

Love Food Hate Waste Scotland http://scotland.lovefoodhatewaste.com/

Search: food banks near me

Furniture

Give Now  https://www.givenow.com.au/otherways/furniture

G. GIVIT

Channels the generosity of Australians to real and urgent need in their community, including to people affected by natural disasters.  http://www.givit.org.au/

H. Hire instead of buying

Open Shed  https://www.openshed.com.au/

Hair

Donations of hair are made into specialised wigs for those who have lost their hair due to a medical condition such as alopecia or cancer. Variety raises funds through the sale of the hair which is then used to provide equipment and services to children in need so your hair can help in more ways than one! https://www.variety.org.au/get-involved/hair-donation/

I. iFixt  

Free repair guide for everything, written by everyone. https://www.ifixit.com/

J. Just Clear

House Clearance or Office Clearance Just Clear™ offer a fresh and eco-friendly approach to junk removal for commercial, domestic and trade clients

https://just-clear.co.uk/blog/08/21/2017/just-clear-joins-green-organisation/

K. Knickers

Smalls for All – Scotland

Collect & distribute underwear to help women & children in Africa. http://www.smallsforall.org/

L. Love Your Clothes Scotland

http://www.loveyourclothes.org.uk/

M. Mobile Phones

Mobile Muster The official recycling program of the Australian Mobile Phone Industry http://www.mobilemuster.com.au/

Medicines

Return Unwanted Medicines (or the RUM Project)

One of the first initiatives that provides consumers with a free and convenient way to dispose of expired and unwanted medicines. http://www.returnmed.com.au/

N. New Zealand Recycling

http://www.zerowaste.co.nz/

O. Orthotics

Clubfoot

Donate Used Papua New Guinea and Uganda https://clubfootclub.org/help/donate-orthotics/

P. Prosthetic limbs

First option is to contact the hospital where the limb was attached to see if they have any donation/recycling program. AOPA (http://www.aopa.org.au) or 1300 668 194

Printer Cartridges

Ink Cartridges Australia   http://recyclingnearyou.com.au/cartridges/

Ink Cartridges NZ https://cartridgerescue.co.nz/

Ink Cartridges- UK http://www.recycling-guide.org.uk/materials/printer-cartridges.html

Ink Cartridges- Every cartridge- USA https://everycartridge.com/us/

Q. Quilts

http://recyclingnearyou.com.au/charities/

Cleaning, repairing and rejuvenating quilts

http://www.danisheiderdowns.com.au/a/Quilt_Cleaning

R. Recycling in the UK, Scotland, USA and Singapore

UK

Recycle at Home  http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Environmentandgreenerliving/Wasteandrecycling/DG_064366

Recycle Your Gadgets for Cash http://www.o2.co.uk/recycle

Recycling Guide Org UK http://www.recycling-guide.org.uk/

Recycling for Scotland http://www.recycleforscotland.com/

Singapore

Recycling in Singapore E Waste recycling program http://www.nea.gov.sg/energy-waste/3rs/e-waste-lamp-battery-recycling/e-waste-recycling

USA

Recycling in the U.S.A- How 2 Recycle Info http://www.how2recycle.info/

Resource Coop Tasmania

Accepts most unwanted household items (furniture clothes, e-waste, toys books) http://www.resource.coop/

Reverse Art Truck

Re-use, Recycle, Revive, Re-invent, Revamp, Renew and Reduce! Reverse Art Truck Inc. (formerly Reverse Garbage Truck Inc.) is a non-profit organisation that has been in operation for over 30 years.  We collect rejects, seconds and factory offcuts for distribution to schools, early learning centres and the community. http://www.reversearttruck.com/

S. SALVOS

Help the environment and your community by donating your quality used clothing, furniture and home wares to Salvos Stores. http://salvosstores.salvos.org.au/donate/clothing-and-goods/

SCR Group (Southern Cross Recycling)

24hr drop-off of clothing, household goods and e-waste for reuse and recycling. The goods collected create jobs for local Australian Disability Enterprises, save valuable resources from landfill, and provide affordable clothing and jobs for local and global communities. http://scrg.com.au/bin-locator/

St Kilda Mums

If you have nursery equipment, clothes or toys that you no longer use, we can get it to someone who really needs it. https://www.stkildamums.org/

T. TechCollect

Recycling e-waste responsibly. Free national recycling service for computers, computer accessories and TV’s (e-waste) http://techcollect.com.au/

Terracycle

Offers a range of free programs that are funded by conscientious companies, as well as recycling solutions available for purchase for almost every form of waste. Beauty products, Cleaner packaging, Oral Care packaging, Coffee capsules, Kids pouch and snacks, L’Occitane, Mailing satchels and much more http://www.terracycle.com.au/en-AU/collection-programs?utm_campaign=admittance&utm_medium=menu&utm_source=www.terracycle.com.au

U. Uplift Bras Organisation

For women in disadvantaged communities a bra is often unobtainable or unaffordable. This project collects new and second-hand bras and sends them wherever we have requests. http://www.upliftbras.org/

V. Video Cassettes

Recycling or repairing  http://businessrecycling.com.au/recycle/video

W. Water Bottles

20 Ways to Recycle Water Bottles at Home https://www.budgetdumpster.com/blog/diy-plastic-bottles-recycling/

X. Quantum Technical Services

Recycle X Rays http://www.quantumtechnicalservices.com.au/community

Y. Yoga Mats and Props

Yoga Australia recycles old yoga mats and props. Those in good shape are given to yoga-based charities, community classes, homeless shelters and other deserving yoga-based karma projects. Even extremely old mats can be rehomed, animal shelters can use these mats for bedding. https://www.lovearth.com.au/dropoff-points

Z.  Zero Waste

Zero Waste Scotland http://www.zerowastescotland.org.uk/

Ziilch: Where stuff goes free http://au.ziilch.com/#/wanted-items

We would love to hear where and how you responsibly dispose of your unwanted items.

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