Recycling for Charity.

Our Community Energy group SHARE has joined Terracycle, recycling program, to reduce the amount of plastics that can’t be recycled kerbside and can be used as a valuable resource for KicksCount charity to help reduce UK stillbirths.

Items that you can recycle are:

  • all biscuits & crackers & cake  wrappers, no trays
  • triggers and pumps off cleaning products and disposable gloves
  • baby food pouches and lids & snack wrappers
  • plastic air fresheners and packaging
  • tops off washing up liquid bottles
  • flexible packets from dishwasher tablets, salts and stain remover
  • used toothbrushes, electric heads & packaging and toothpaste tubes

The manufacturers sponsor the programs and dictate the items accepted so please stick to the lists above.

  • all sweets & chocolate wrappers  no foil or paper
  • all crisp & snacks, pringles, popcorn, pretzels & peanut packets
  • clean dry pet food pouches bagged, biscuits and treats packs ALL PETS
  • all brands of bread loaf bags
  • all personal care products in soft plastic tubes, inc. all plastics in hair dye kits and disposable gloves 
  • Lip sticks, balm & lip gloss, mascara & eye shadow compacts

NO Cheese packets, Fruit & Veg bags, Coffee &Tea packets, Drinks containers, Pill Blister Packs, Bread products other than loaf bags,         No contact lenses after Oct 4th

Garnier product packaging
snacks and crisp packets
dishwasher and home cleaning packaging
bread wrappers
pet food pouches and packets
Weleda plastic tubes
toothpaste tubes, toothbrushes and toothbrush heads

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PLUS 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

Collection points just added M4KE 4 Race Hill Launceston. Pets at Home Plymouth Rd. Liskeard, Millennium House Pensilva, Minions PO Shop, outside the Parish Hall Upton Cross, Coads Green old phone box, outside South Petherwin METHODIST Church, CO-OP Newport Ind. Est. Launceston, Pets at Home Hurdon Rd Launceston, Tre,Pol&Pen Lezant, Westmoor Vets Brook Lane, Tavistock, Play Planet Crelake Ind Est Tavistock,  Tavistock Scrapstore in the library building on Plymouth Rd. Number 4 the Orchard Gunnislake, inside Calstock Village Hall, instore Callington Tesco beside the batteries recycling bin and inside the Tamar Valley Centre at Drakewalls. plus Pirans Playful Piskies softplay, Beeching Park Store Kelly Bray, Stoke Climsland Old School car park shed, Nanny Oakley’s café Biscombes Lane, Callington,  AND Archway Dental, Well Street, Callington and locations around South Hill parish at St Sampson’s church in the porch, at the Parish Hall (Golberdon) in the porch, at Trevigro by the bench. 

TESCO (and other supermarkets) recycle your clean plastic carrier bags,  frozen food bags, cling film, shrink wrap off cases of drinks and canned goods, toilet roll packs, in fact all stretchy plastics.  

There are still a number of plastics that don’t recycle – all black plastic, rigid packaging, crinkly bags, we’re surrounded by it.  SOME people are making ECO Bricks, but its not straight forward and you should find a project first to make sure you have the correct size/shape bottle and know what weight to aim for.

Cornwall Council confirm our recycling is not being dumped in landfill anywhere. A small percentage is reprocessed in Europe, legally, responsibly and ethically. 
In August SHARE visited the Materials Recycling Facility(MRF), and the Energy Recovery Centre (CERC) Bodmin, to see the recycling and incinerator converting waste into electricity.

NEW DATES: Bring your hard to recycle items and we’ll sort through them and help you identify the items that we can take through the RECYCLING FOR CHARITY project and what can recycle kerb side.

Sunday Sept 22nd Calstock Village Hall 12 – 3pm, 

Thursday Sept 26th Millennium House Pensilva 7 – 9pm,

Friday Sept 27th CO-OP Launceston 2 -6pm 

Please try and attend one of these events, they have been very successful and informative. ALL WELCOME !