Charity Recycling

Our Community Energy group SHARE has joined a recycling program, to reduce the amount of plastics that currently can’t be recycled going into landfill and that can be used as a valuable resource.

Items that can be recycled are:

  • biscuits and crackers wrappers
  • triggers and pumps off cleaning products
  • baby food pouches
  • air fresheners and packaging
  • tops off washing up liquid bottles
  • toothbrushes, el heads and packaging
  • used tooth paste tubes
  • crisp packets but no popcorn
  • pet food pouches and treats packs
  • water filters and contact lenses just added.

These are sent to Terracycle to support charities.

Old mobile phones, cameras, gadgets, used stamps and unwanted jewellery can also be recycled for the Hill Pony Resources charity, who are supporting ponies here on our doorstep

There are collection points around the parish at St Sampson’s church in the porch, at the Parish Hall (Golberdon) in the porch, at Trevigro by the bench and also inside Callington Tesco by the recycling bin and inside the Tamar Valley AONB Centre at Drakewalls. Now Archway Dental Callington are a collection point for all the toothbrush items.

TESCO recycle your clean plastic carrier bags, bread bags, frozen food bags, cling firm, shrink wrap off cases of drinks and canned goods, toilet roll packs, cereal inner packaging…  there’s a large dispenser in store beside the recycling for batteries, ink cartridges, energy light bulbs and our own Recycling for Charity bin. 

There are still a number of plastics that don’t recycle – black food trays, trays from inside biscuit boxes, postage packaging, we’re surrounded by it everyday …. so take a clean dry plastic bottle and stuff it full with clean dry cut up pieces of plastic and save these going to landfill. You will need to ram the pieces down really well to make a rock solid ECO BRICK ! >>> THIS IS NOT AS STRAIGHT FORWARD AS IT SEEMS. So in April 2019 we plan to get together and SORT PLASTIC