See recycling centres list above
Ideally use rechargeables as there are no facilities locally for recycling
household batteries. Car batteries can be taken to the Bidston waste
reception centre, address above
. Some garages also accept them for
Local charity shops, or Salvation Army usually
need bedding and old clothes, Tel 0151 638 6899.
Bicycles and components
Bike Links (Manchester) 0161 736 6366.
Modern educational/non-fiction; WLA21N are a collection point for Books for
Gambia, see above. Fiction; most charity shops, or check with libraries for
special schemes. Book bank available at Asda Wallasey recycling centre, ,
see list above
Most charity shops take small household goods, but not electrical items.
ABC Together is recycling domestic and business cardboard (clean, dry,
corrugated cardboard, plain or printed, but not glossy), Tel 0151 677 4777,
22a Tarran Way North, Moreton, Wirral. CH46 4UA. www.abctogether.co.uk
CDs, DVDs and Magazine Give-away discs
Trade in your unwanted CDs and DVDs or donate them to charity
Damaged and broken discs (including cases and cassettes) can be recycled by
, Reeds Lane, Moreton, Wirral, CH46 1DW.
Please phone them first on 0151 606 0456.
Most charity shops accept good quality used clothing. Salvation Army 0151
355 2808 or 0151 677 4002.
Coins - Foreign / UK
Take to branches of
Help the Aged
shops also accept old UK & foreign coins.
If they are still working, why not donate to a voluntary group or
charity? Contact your local CVS. I.T.M.P., 0151 922 3555. Also,
, 16 Crosby Road North, Waterloo, Liverpool, L22 0NY. 0151 285
4000, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
. Also, Create
Liverpool, Speke Hall Road, Liverpool, L24 9HA. Tel: 0151 448
Writing materials, educational and reading books, other learning materials
can be sent to poor schools in Africa. Shirley Johnson, 01978 772054.
Buy recycled, or use again with re-use labels, available from
Centre for Alternative Technology
Mid-Wales, Tel 01654 705950.
See recycling centres list above
(textiles). Also, clean, unused fabric,
ribbons, etc: Wirral Play Council, Tel 0151 650 0030 / 201 7883.
Biffa Waste run collection service, Tel 0151 357 3026.
See recycling centres list above
WIRE (Wirral Independent Recycling Enterprise) collects and sells unwanted
furniture and white goods. Units 12 - 14 Kelvinside, Wallasey,CH44 7JY, Tel
0151 638 6691, email email@example.com
. St Johns
Hospice; free collection of good quality furniture, in aid of Wirral
Hospice, Mark Jones, Tel 0151 334 2778. Also try St Vincent De Paul Society,
Tel 0151 630 3569. See also Large Items, below.
Compost as much as possible yourself and use WBC Garden Waste Collection
Brown Bins (available to all Wirral residents by end 2007) for grass
mowings, hedge cuttings, prunings, weeds, old plants, leaves. The material
collected is composted so must not contain soil, bricks, sods, plastic
packaging or food waste.
Glass bottles and jars
Take to your nearest bottle bank, see list above
. Glass jars; check with
your local WI or church, they may be welcomed for home-made pickles and
Write to Mailing Preference Service, Freepost 22, London W1E 7EZ, Tel 0845
307 7707 for details of how to reduce (but probably not completely
eliminate) your unwanted direct mail. Otherwise return to sender in reply
paid envelope or recycle as paper.
See information under Furniture above for WIRE Ltd., or use ERIC
Service (now £15) for the removal of up to six items of
furniture, including large electrical goods / white goods and
garden furniture. Tel 0151 666 5252, email
More information at
May be welcomed in hospitals' and doctors' waiting rooms, etc. Otherwise
recycle as paper.
Check local press for seasonal schemes via local schools and charities.
WLA21N is collecting old mobiles phones; send them to Greener Solutions,
FREEPOST LONI7592, PO Box 32343, London, SW17 9ZZ. Mention Wirral LA21
Network as your nominated charity, tel WLA21N 0151 639 2121 or email
Return to your pharmacy for free, safe destruction.
"Disposable" nappies are not
disposable, do not
you money, and are not
kind to babies. Modern cotton nappies
with Velcro instead of pins are now locally available. They are
better for the environment, better for your baby's skin and cheaper.
Want to talk to someone who has used both disposables and real nappies,
and can compare the two in an honest and informative way?
www.lizziesrealnappies.org.uk or tel 01244 346 797.
Wash them at home, or use Cotton Tails Nappy Laundry Service for convenience
- free trial of all supplies for 1 month,
www.cottontails.co.uk or tel 01244 374521.
Runcorn couple collects close-knit net curtains for use as children's
mosquito nets in Africa. Call Shirley Johnson on 01928 573664.
Call the Oil Bank Line 0800 663 366 for your nearest disposal facilities.
Vegetable oil cannot be mixed with motor oil for recycling. Put in a sealed
container in your bin. Bidston waste reception centre has oil banks.
Vegetable oil: please email firstname.lastname@example.org
arrange to collect it for use as car fuel.
Non-toxic: Community Re Paint via Wirral LA21 Network (see above).
Fortnightly "Blue Bag" collections of paper and non-Yellow directories are
made from the kerbside by WBC. For every tonne of paper collected, £1
is donated to the "Save the Children" fund and "Claire House" Appeal, see
the WBC website
collection calendar. Some local schools and paper bank skips at recycling
centres now take Yellow Pages. Wirral Play Council use paper to make
papier-mache, Tel 0151 650 0030 / 201 7883.
Petrol coupons / phone cards etc
Merseyside branch of Leukaemia Research fund can buy medical equipment with
current and out-of-date petrol coupons, Smart Card Points, Air Miles, Green
Shield Stamps, cigarette coupons, used telephone cards, etc. Send to 42
Borella Rd, West Derby, Liverpool L13 OBZ. Also, Oxfam shops.
If of local topographical interest donate to your nearest library
and simply ask them to pass on to the relevant library or records
office. More general snaps can be sent to Barnardo's Photographic
Archive, which is a fascinating insight into 19th
century social history; John Kirkham, Barnardo's,
Tanners Lane, Barkingside, Ilford, Essex IG6 1QG.
Friends of the Earth welcome cuttings to sell at events and raise funds, Tel
Charles 0151 639 1194. Also, check with local gardening clubs.
Refuse or re-use where possible. Sainsbury's and Tesco's recycle. Charity
shops often need clean carrier bags. Co-op now supplies biodegradable
Riverview Contractors operate a plastic bottle bank at Asda in Wallasey, Tel
0151 639 1946.
Save-a-Cup Recycling Co, High Wycombe, supply drinks machines using
recyclable hard walled polystyrene cups, Tel 01977 607766.
Printer & toner cartridges
Check your local school or computer shop for recycling schemes.
Also, Cartridge World, Leasowe Road, Wallasey, supplies and refills
cartridges for less than the price of new ones, Tel 0151 346 9898.
Toner Recharge Ltd 0151 re-manufactures toner cartridges &
supplies consumables for laser printers & photocopiers, Tel
0151 922 0560.
Aluminium; see recycling
centres list above
. For other metals; Bidston waste reception
centre (see above
Singer machines: Tools for Self Reliance
Stephen Pillow, Tel 0151 334 6318. Other brands: Out of Africa, Julie
Martin, Tel 01202 694 492.
Most charity shops and Shoemarket on Seaview Road, Liscard, take
shoes and wellies to be sold or recycled. Also, see recycling
centres list above
Many opticians collect these for use in developing countries. Alternatively,
send clean, good condition spectacles well wrapped (without case) and pack
them in a sturdy cardboard box clearly marked to: Vision Aid Overseas
, 12 The Bell Centre,
Newton Road, Manor Royal, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 2FZ.
Wirral Toy Library, Woodchurch Lane, Prenton, Tel 0151 608
Tools for Self Reliance
send tools and
Singer sewing machines to Africa. Contact Stephen Pillow, Tel 0151 334
Cookers, washing machines, fridges, freezers etc. See large items
) or request a Kerbside Collection from http://www.wirral.gov.uk/atoz/request.asp?id=723
A private scheme has started on Wirral collecting glass, tins, plastics,
paper, cardboard, clothes and others for recycling. Collections are made
either monthly or weekly and cost from £5 per trip depending on load.
Contact Ms Jackie Spraggett: 0151 678 2403 Email:
Information is supplied in good faith and is as accurate and
up-to-date as possible, but no responsibility is taken for any
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