Avoid waste and support charities by recycling

Council Recycling 2020

Complete information of Council Sites can be found under ‘waste and recycling’ on the Northumberland County Council site at http://www.northumberland.gov.uk 
 
Recycling for Charity 2020-21* 

The following list of items can currently be recycled by the Justice and Peace Group, Sacred Heart and St Cuthbert's Church, Amble, Northumberland, NE65 0LE


Cassettes

 

We sort them and pass them on to Oxfam Words and Music, Jesmond

CDs

 

We sort them and pass them on to Oxfam Words and Music, Jesmond

Coins 

Of any type

We now pass them on to St Oswalds Hospice, Newcastle

Jewellery and watches

 

We sort them and sell what we can for Justice and Peace charities

Postcards

(the older the better)

We sort them and sell what we can for Justice and Peace charities

Printer cartridges

 

Sold via the 'Recycling Factory'

Spectacles

 

We pass them  onto the Alnwick Lions for eye patients in the Third World

Stamps

 

We pass them on to St Oswald’s Hospice, Newcastle

Vinyl

 

We sort them and pass them on to Oxfam Words and Music, Jesmond


Please note 

1 For 2020-21 the charities are Northumberland County of Sanctuary and Justice and Peace Refugee Project, Summerhill Grove, Newcastle

2 Please call James Cox on 01665 714 758 to arrange delivery or collection, (local collection only)

3 All the money raised goes to charity, no admin costs. Please see https://sites.google.com/site/justiceandpeacegroupamble/ for amounts raised in recent years. Our accounts are available for review

4 Until February 1st  2018 we used to collect some of the following items to recycle but these arrangements remain under review at present so here are some other options for recycling (not comprehensive as there are so many)


Beds

 

British Heart Foundation Furniture and Electrical, see below

Bicycles

Especially kids bikes, trikes and those with stabilisers, and buggies for bikes

Henry Pottle can recycle bikes in working order for Asylum Seekers – please call 01665 710111

Blankets

Clean, unstained

Consider refugees if practical, see below

Books

 

Almost any charity shop, but also consider Alnwick Lions and St Lawrence’s Church, Warkworth

Clothes

Clean, unstained

Community School Clothing Scheme

Salvation Army Shop, Alnwick 

Home collection using ‘Against Breast Cancer’ bags

The services for refugees and homeless in Newcastle take hats, scarves, gloves, socks, men’s boxer shorts, warm casual coats, tracksuit bottoms, jeans, trousers, shirts - see below

Cots

Clean

Hope Centre Uniform and Baby Bank (also take school uniforms)

Duvets 

Clean, unstained

Consider refugees if practical, see below

DVDs

Please check DVD inside

Almost any charity shop, but perhaps try Oxfam, Alnwick or Alnwick Lions

Furniture

 

British Heart Foundation Furniture and Electrical, see below

HiFi

 

British Heart Foundation Furniture and Electrical, see below

Jigsaws

Complete

Almost any charity shop, but perhaps try Oxfam, Alnwick or Alnwick Lions

Pillows

Clean, unstained

Consider refugees if practical, see below

Quilts

Clean, unstained

Consider refugees if practical, see below

Sheets

Clean, unstained

Consider refugees if practical, see below

Shoes, leather 

Usable

Almost any charity shop, but also consider Salvation Army Shop, Alnwick

Sleeping bags

Clean, unstained

Consider refugees if practical, see below

Televisions

 

British Heart Foundation Furniture and Electrical, see below

Toys

 

Almost any charity shop, but perhaps try Oxfam, Alnwick

VHS videos

Please check VHS inside

We can no longer accept these - try Alnwick Waste Disposal site as hard plastic or in the ‘bric a brac’ container

 

Please note

1 It is advisable to contact any charity before offering electrical goods as there are often restrictions on what can be accepted

2 It is advisable to contact any charity before offering children's cots as  recent regulations mean many charities will not accept them, so try Hope Centre as above

3 Ironing boards with asbestos stands can not usually be recycled for charity

4 Larger items such as furniture usually mean that the charity has to collect, and depending on what it is the British Heart Foundation or St Oswald's Furniture & Electrical stores in Newcastle may be able to help


Refugee and homeless services addresses in Newcastle

It is essential to ring beforehand to check the times of opening to avoid a wasted journey

Justice and Peace Refugee Project, 2 Summerhill Grove, Newcastle on Tyne NE4 6EE, 0191  232 4104 (currently closed during the pandemic)

People's Kitchen, 56 Bath Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5SQ, 0191 222 0699

Vinnie's Centre (St Vincent de Paul), Blackfriars Community Centre, New Bridge St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2TQ, 0191 261 6027

West End Refugee Service (WERS), St Philips Vicarage, St Philips Close, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5JE, 0191 273 7482


Other addresses

Alnwick Lions Bookshop, next to the White Swan Hotel, Bondgate Within, Alnwick, NE66 1TD

British Heart Foundation Furniture & Electrical, 51 Shields Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 1DJ, 0191 283 5370

Community School Clothing Scheme, Zone 3, Unit 3.3 Silver Fox Way, Cobalt Business Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE27 0QJ, 07913 707 573

Hope Centre Uniform and Baby Bank, Forum Way, Cramlington, NE23 6SJ, 01670 737808

Oxfam Shop Alnwick, 6 Narrowgate, Alnwick NE66 1JG, 01665 605 715

St Lawrence Church, 11 Dial Place, Warkworth, NE65 0UR

St Oswald's Hospice has furniture stores at Byker, Dunstan and Kingston Park - best to telephone 0191 246 8123 

Salvation Army Shop Alnwick, 13 Bondgate Within, Alnwick NE66 1SX, 01665 603 143


*Updated 18.10.20