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Four square images in a row, each showing an arrow pointing into a bin, with an icon to represent the item being recycled. The four images highlight that batteries, small appliances, ink cartridges and dental products can be recycled.

Our community recycling station is located on the first floor of OneStonegrove.

We have collection boxes to recycle the following items:

  • Batteries
  • Small appliances
  • Dental products
  • Ink cartridges

Please place your items in the appropriate box at our Community Recycling Station located on the first floor at OneStonegrove.

Recycling is the process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as waste and turning them into new products. Recycling can benefit our community and the environment.

Benefits of recycling

  • Helps to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill and incinerators.
  • Helps to reduce the demand for raw materials required each year.
  • Saves energy and money.
  • Helps to reduce the possible risks to the environment and wildlife.

What can you recycle?

Old batteries

Roughly only one third of the UK batteries are recycled, the rest end up as general waste.

Batteries contain hazardous chemicals including acids and heavy metals such as lead and mercury. When batteries are sent to landfill, they can breakdown and leak.

YES: The following domestic batteries can be collected in the box:

Types of batteries that can be recycled are: 6V, D, C, AA, AAA, 9V, Button. Image by

NO: Car batteries, industrial batteries and batteries with connecting wires.

Small appliances

A high percentage of the materials in WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment recycling), can be reclaimed and put back into the manufacturing supply chain. Many older electronics contain harmful substances like mercury and lead, If not handled properly it could have environmental impacts and cause health and safety issues.

YES: TVs, computer monitors, laptops, desktop computers, camcorders and digital cameras, mobile phones, printers, telephones, home entertainment systems, games consoles, small kitchen appliances

Printer ink cartridges

  • 300 million inkjets sold in Europe per year
  • Only 15% of all inkjets sold are remanufactured
  • 45 million cartridges end up in landfill in the UK yearly
  • Cartridges can take up to 1000 years to decompose
  • The lifespan of ink cartridges can be optimised by reusing & recycling them as many times as possible
  • Recycling plastic takes 88% less energy than making plastic from raw materials

YES: Inkjet printer cartridges

NO: laser and toner cartridges

Dental products

Every year, dental care products and packaging end up in landfill across the UK.

YES: Toothbrushes, dental floss containers, electric toothbrush heads and covers, electric flosser nozzles, flossing sticks and interdental brushes

NO: Electric toothbrush handles, battery operated toothbrushes, dental floss, toothpaste tubes and caps, cardboard packaging

As a charity organisation, we rely entirely on donations to keep up the work we do. Every donation matters, no matter how big or small.DONATE
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