Recycling at Christ Church

27 Jan 2022

Recycling at church – You can now recycle four different products in the collection boxes in the foyer:

1. Crips and snack peanut packets all makes   

2. Biscuit and cracker packets/wrappers  

3. Cheese wrappers, packets, pouches and nets 

4. Bread and bakery bags/ packets

1 and 2 for will raise funds for scouts. 3 and 4 for Armani.

Andy gave a quick presentation on how the crisp recycling programme is going and has put together the following list of items that can be recycled .  The company terracycle    has recycling programmes for a lot of generally hard to recycle plastics that are not covered by the council kerbside schemes. Their logo is now on the back of many plastic products    


At church Andy is collecting crisp and snack packets under the Walkers and KP schemes together

Also Biscuit wrappers from all products of which the poster is below

To help him please flatten them in a pile possibly putting them into a larger crisp bag or biscuit bag first before dropping them in the box. Money raised from these are going to Scout group projects.

I am also trying to get off the ground a cheese wrapper scheme: all the plastic wrappers but not the trays. At the moment the nearest collecting point is Morrisons in Sheldon. They also have a box for confectionary wrappers

Stirchley library has boxes to collect the following

Pringle tubes, Toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes other oral hygiene containers, Ella’s food pouches, flexible ring carriers from drinks cans, personal care and beauty products.

Check with the centre first before you start collecting in case this is out of date. They have a Facebook page.

St Edward’s primary school Selly Park Rd

 They are in the process of setting up a bread bag and bread wrapper scheme with Warburtons

Otherwise all bread bags and many other bags can be recycled at large supermarkets Sainburys Northfield and Selly Oak.

Tetrapaks and batteries are taken at council waste sites e.g. Lifford lane

Batteries are also taken at lots of shops e.g. Curry’s Wickes

Razor blades and handles can be recycled though Gillette. You need to go their website and request a postal bag

The following places also are collecting centres which you can check to see what items they take

Moseley exchange on Alcester Rd

Solihull zero wasters on Hobs Moat Rd  

Some other harder to recycle items are coffee bags because they are brand specific e.g. Taylors of Harrogate. There are no local collection points but you can become a local collector. You need to collect a minimum of 100g before sending them in.

Aluminium foil, not cans are also a bit more awkward. Personally I collect them in foil trays and then bash them flat. When I’ve collected a few kilos I take them to a metal recycler and sell them.

Pens are taken at Rymans stores and Aston university charity collection

Cat food pouches schemes are coming out soon and so long as you rinse them out they do not smell.

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