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					Wrapping paper - especially from florists
Clean paper is used to distribute church flowers after the Sunday Service

Plastic polypockets off magazines (Only mailing envelopes without
paper labels)
Polyprint Mailing Films, Mackintosh Rd, Rackheath Industrial Estate
Rackheath, Norwich, NR13 6LJ
(The cost of postage has now made this prohibitive so we are seeking
other solutions.)

Hearing Aids (Particularly children's ones)
Sent to MOYO a Malawi charity
C/o Pam Douglas, Sheep Leas, Duke St, Settle, BD24 0AN

Wood & Metal Working Tools - For Africa
Sent to Tools for Self Reliance, Netley Marsh, Southampton, SO40 7GY
Phone 01703 869697, Fax 01703 868544. the nearest collection point is
Northfield Methodist Church.

If you are aware of other items suitable for church recycling please let us
know.

We are often asked to recycle Computer items. At present we cannot
deal with these but Computer Aid International may be interested. See
                                                                                  Recycling
www.computeraid.org

Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of information in this
document the authors cannot be held responsible for any error, omission or loss
arising there from. If in doubt please check with the contacts listed as
arrangements may change from time to time.

                                                                                   Autumn 2007
                              Prepared by
                            The Green Group,
                       Selly Oak Methodist Church
                        Langleys Rd, Birmingham
                               www.somc.org.uk
                               01214714175
                                                                             It is believed that Action Aid gets the best value for them and also takes
Birmingham City Council have collection centres on street corners and in     fax machines and photocopier cartridges. We receive an annual
supermarket car parks which recycle the heavier items including:             certificate indicating the material value of our collection.

Bottles and glass                     Books                                  Pill boxes - The small brown variety with safety top.
Clothes                               Cans                                   Local vets use them for issuing animal pills or PDSA & RSPCA clinics will
Shoes                                 Paper and Cardboard                    normally welcome them especially if the labels are taken off and the
                                                                             adhesive cleared away.
It is not practical for the church to become involved with recycling these
items although books are a good money spinner at the Church Autumn           Mobile phones and accessories
Fairs.                                                                       Several schemes are now being operated.

We recycle the following items. Individuals take responsibility for each        Great Ormond Street Hospital         Christian Aid Appeal
one.                                                                                Freepost                               XS Tronix
                                                                                    CRUMP                                  Freepost LON17592
Spectacles                                                                                                                 London SW17 9ZZ
Sent to World in Sight. Sorted, repaired etc in prison workshops. This          Action Aid National Recycling        Water Aid benefit from a free
charity was started by Help the Aged www.helptheaged.org.uk in 1993,             Unit                                  service operated by Cellular
since then 900000 spectacles have been dispensed mainly to Africa &              Call them 0117 929 8818               Reclamation at www.cellullar-
India. We take spectacles to Dollard & Aitchison's, Help the Aged                Fax 0117 925 2339                     rec.co.uk/
branches, or send to World in Sight, Freepost LON13109, London N1                E-mail nru@actionaid.org.uk
                                                                                 www.nru.org.uk
Egg boxes                                                                    .
Local farm shops and smallholders are delighted to receive them.             Foreign & old British coins
                                                                             Given to the childrens          charity   NCH.    Phone     08457626579.
Envelopes (Especially A4 & A5)                                               www.nch.org.uk
Local charities stick new labels on them for sending out newsletters etc.
We also use them for some church agendas & letters.                          Knitting wool
                                                                             Distributed to housebound who knit and crochet for Oxfam. Finished
Foil                                                                         articles are taken to Oxfam shops and inner city needy children. Oxfam
Sold to Alcan 0121 327 3225 and money given to charity.                      provide knitting patterns for children's tops and blankets.
Printercartridges and toner refills                                          Candles
 PC World has boxes at the store or envelopes to send to NSPCC who          Old candles and candle wax is sent to All Saints C of E Church, Kings
   get £1 for each one.                                                      Heath where they make it into new candles.
 Love Russia, c/o Inhouse, Freepost, ANG 8003, POBOX 65, Ipswich,
   IP10 0ZT                                                                  Used stamps
 Christian Aid see www.fish.co.uk                                           Several charities collect these but ours are sent to Leprosy Mission:
 Action Aid See below for contact numbers.                                  Stamps & Collectables, Mr & Mrs P Jarman, 26 Drift Rd, Clanfield,
                                                                             Waterlooville, Hants, PO8 0JL.

				
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