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 email@example.com 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.