We feel the responsible action is to stop collecting the recycling for now. We dont want to touch your items! and dont want to risk passing on any germs or virus. Please sort your items carefully going forward….. as we still dont want to touch your items and with the backlog we wont have the time to sort so will just bin any bag that doesn’t look sorted.
By sorted we mean, putting like items together that then are boxed separately to be sent to Terracycle, If you cant do this just dont bother leaving the items . If you drop off where there are marked bins, it should be self explanatory otherwise here’s what we accept.
1. Empty Crisps packets, shaken out, no need to wash, all size packets, including multiply packs and all brands .
2. Nuts, pretzels, popcorn, pork scratchings all brands plus Pringles brand only, the whole thing including the plastic and foil lid. Plus Stretchy bread bags from sliced bread only.
3. Biscuit, crackers and cakes wrappers. Mini Cheddars, Mini Rolls, Ryvita, Rice Cakes, Hot cross buns, Jaffa cakes, Rocky include multipacks
4. Sweets and chocolates wrappers, individual and bags, no trays, foil or paper
5. Clean dry bagged pet pouches plus all pets food teats and plastic biscuit bags
6. Used toothbrushes, electric heads, toothpaste tubes (no pumps) and dental floss containers .
7. Flexible tubes from creams, gels, ointments, lotions . Hand moisturizers . All Plastic from hair dye kits. Lipsticks, lip balms, lip gloss, mascaras, eye shadow compacts.
8. Triggers and hand pumps off bottles. plastic Roll on deodorants no glass, personal care cleaning wipes packets. If it has baby wipes written on the packet we can not accept them.
9. Home cleaning wipes packets, Dishwasher tablet packs, plastic air fresheners.
10. Empty Baby food pouches with lids all brands and baby snacks like Ella’s , Goodies…
IF IT’S NOT ON THIS LIST, WE CANT ACCEPT IT.
SHARE is saving valuable resources being wasted. These plastic items are sent to TERRACYCLE to be made into new products like park benches & waterbutts and credit KICKS COUNT charity, who aim to reduce the UK’s still-birth rate.
We have set up a number of collection points to drop your items
– at the entrance to Green Meadows PL17 7LT – the porch at the Parish Hall in Golberdon – the porch of St Sampson’s Church, South Hill – by the bench at Trevigro – at Beeching Park Stores, Kelly Bray – and many more https://south-hill.co.uk/charity-recycling/
Competition Time: We’re rewarding our best recyclers and best locations, so please write your name on your bags or pop a note inside so we can Thank you.
We’ve also visited the local schools to encourage more recycling. If you are connected to a school please get involved and support them, there’s a competition for them also.
The items we can accept UPDATED: o empty lipsticks, balm, gloss, mascara, eye shadow compacts, facial wipes packs o tubes from creams, gels, lotions, ointments, plastics in hair dye kits o all biscuits and crackers wrappers, inc multipacks and individual cakes, mini rolls o all crisp and snacks packets inc popcorn, pretzels, peanuts and pringles o all sweets and confectionery wrappers (no trays, paper or foil) o baby food pouches and lids and snacks like Ellas, Kiddicious, Goodies o triggers and pumps off bottles, disposable latex style gloves o plastic air fresheners and plastic packaging, inc plug-ins o dishwasher salt & tablet packs, stain remover & cleaning wipes packets o used toothbrushes, electric heads, tooth paste tubes & dental floss packs o pet food pouches, must be clean, dry and bagged + plastic biscuit & treats bags ALL PETS.
o WE CANNOT TAKE anything not on this list, the manufacturers that sponsor the programs are very specific about what can be accepted. o WE CAN NOT ACCEPT pill blister packs, fruit & veg bags, Quorn packets, any yoghurt packaging, cheese packets, bread products, coffee & tea packets, coffee pods, cling film, shrinkwrap, plastic from flowers & cards, any cereal packets, any frozen bags, trays, foil, paper, cardboard, kitchen/toilet roll bags, muesli, granola, pasta bags, rice packs, cornflower/complan packs, Capri Sun pouches. o
Please bag like items together to help with sorting and join us at Green Meadows on Fridays at 10am to sort and box up. It’ll be an eye opener !! SHARE@south-hill.co.uk, FB group web page on line here Text Ali 07305 044049
I’m also collecting for Hill Pony Resources :- o used stamps, old mobile phones, gadgets, cameras, sat navs, unwanted jewellery, any banknotes even if obsolete.
We have just redeemed our 1st 6 months of recycling and have earned 76,811 points (£768.11) for Kicks Count charity.
Points Earned via the 13 programs we were signed up for:- Crisp Packets 16,590 Toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes 4,900 Sweets 3,808 Bread Bags 4,443 Biscuits, crackers, cakes (inc mini chedders) 27,940 Personal Care and Beauty 1,780 Home Care (triggers, wipes) 1,490 Disposable Gloves 2,257 Pringles® Cans 2,776 EllaCycle baby pouches n snacks 3,584 KP Snacks Nuts, Popcorn, Pretzels 6,781 ACUVUE® Contact Lens 462 There is no PET FOOD recorded, as I use another KICKS COUNT collector, but we have gained over 14000 pts (140 quid.)
MOVING FORWARD: CONTACT LENSES can only be recycled through opticians now. BREAD BAGS should be recycled at TESCO and other major supermarkets with carrier bags and all other stretchy plastics .THANK YOU ALL, and please stick to the accepted items, if you’re not sure, we probably dont take it.
COME TO A SORTING SESSION, see what we do every Friday morning 10am till 12 noon at GREEN MEADOWS Golberdon email SHARE@south-hill.co.uk or text Ali 07305 044049
If you want to set up your own collection point or help with an existing site please let us know !!
SHARE will be promoting our project at LAUNCESTON TOWN HALL Nov 12th 10am – 4:30 and TAVISTOCK TESCO Nov 14th from 10am. PLEASE pop along and say HI.
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The waste that SHARE collects for recycling is sent to a company called Terracycle, where it is sorted by type and then goes on to be made into other products such as picnic benches, furniture, garden planters, playground equipment, watering cans…
By agreement with certain manufacturers of plastic packaging, Terracycle collects very specific items. For example, the Hovis scheme takes all brands of bread loaf bags (not just Hovis ones), and Colgate offers a scheme collecting all brands of toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes. There are also schemes for biscuit and cake wrappers, confectionery, crisps and snacks, pet food pouches, home care products and personal care products. Most of these items can’t be accepted in kerbside recycling collections.
The similarity of many plastic products can lead to some confusion. For example, is a bag with apples in the same thing as a bread bag? The answer is NO, because the Hovis scheme only takes loaf bags. It doesn’t accept bags from rolls, wraps, crumpets etc either!
Here is a note found at Stoke Climsland Old School collection point this morning:
This person had also left several bags of perfectly well-sorted recycling, which we are grateful for.
BUT… there were very few things in this bag that we CAN recycle – pictured here (also 4 or 5 crisp packets)
There were several food trays that could have gone in the kerbside collection. And pictured below, quite a lot that we CAN’T recycle. These bags should go in your kerbside waste, and will be taken to the energy recovery centre at St Dennis. And I think old lightbulbs are often collected at larger supermarkets, along with batteries, or you can take them to your local recycling centre (Saltash or Launceston). The bread bag on the left of the photo is OK, but all the stuff in it was waste.
WE HOPE THIS ARTICLE HELPS TO REDUCE CONFUSION.
We have collection points at: the Parish Hall in Golberdon, Callington Tesco, Nanny Oakleys Cafe, the Tamar Valley Centre at Drakewalls, Launceston Co-op and Pets At Home, Tre Pol & Pen, South Petherwin church, Coads Green phone box, Upton Cross community centre, Millennium House Pensilva, and more.
Thank you to everybody who brings their non-kerbside recycling to our collection points.
We sort and package everything once or twice a week to be sent off to Terracycle via UPS. This is a real eye-opening experience, and should be seen by everybody at least once.