Recycling directory (for other than blue topped council recycling bins) as at  28/06/2020


Items Benefiting ROAR Charities (Kettering Homestart/

Cransley Hospice/Walgrave primary school)

Crisp, popcorn, nuts, pretzel wrappers All biscuit, crackers and cake wrappers Bread bags, Pringles tubes Ring carriers for cans (flexible plastic)ROAR charities  Public ROAR bins:  By the side of Old Village Hall.Terracycle public scheme  
Dental products, toothpaste tubes, brushes, electric toothbrush heads etc.ROAR charitiesPublic ROAR bins– also: Mawsley Dispensary   Terracycle public scheme
Cleaning products (mainly flexible packaging as other plastics and cardboard can go in the council recycling), e.g. Can accept dishwasher salt and tablet, stain remover powder flexible packaging, dishwasher cleaner and freshener outer packagingROAR Charities  Public ROAR bins  Terracycle public scheme
Skin and Beauty items; make-up tubes, facial wipe packets, lipsticks & balms, mascara, eye-shadow compacts.  ROAR Charities  Public ROAR bins  Terracycle Public scheme
Confectionary wraps, chocolate sweets etc. NB: including CLEAN ice cream/lolly wrappers  Yes!  Public ROAR binsVia Long Buckby Scouts (who save items for us)
Writing materials, e.g. plastic biros, highlighters, felt tips, markers, correction instruments (tape and fluid pots) – NOT glue sticks, pencils rubbers  Yes!  Public ROAR binsVia Pitsford School (who will save crisp packets for us)
Pet Food pouches (clean) – and in a carrier bag preferablyWillen Hospice and MK Cat Rescue  Public ROAR binsVia CharityrecycleMK
Tassimo discs and foil outers/Nespresso L’or capsulesWillen Hospice and MK Cat RescuedittoAlso: Daventry district council
Contact lenses and packaging Boots & Specsavers Market Har.Terracycle Public scheme

Non Terracycle schemes

  Furniture and some household  VariousAdvertise on the local FB pagesFurniture can also be collected by SCOPE (Northampton) 0800 011 3005 and The Salvation Army (Kettering) 01536 428767
Inhalers – For Residents of Old onlyNo but professionally recycledAll pharmacies & porch drawer 34 Cherry HillMawsley pharmacy has confirmed they recycle inhalers (and other medical waste, excluding insulin pens)
  Spectacles  Vision Aid overseas or similar  34 Cherry Hill (porch drawers)Many high street opticians, including Spec savers in Kettering
  Mobile phones  Marie Curie nurses  34 Cherry Hill (porch drawers)For Marie Curie Kettering Also e.g. Curry’s Pc world
  Postage stamps    For Macmillan Cancer Support    34 Cherry Hill (porch drawers) 
Clothes and textiles NB: Children’s clothes are especially useful to Homestart.  VariousCharity shops or Brixworth HWRCNB:  ALL clothes & shoes can be put in bins- re-saleable, and for recycling (shredding and reusing) – preferably in separate bags
BrasSmalls For All (For African women)Lynn @ 7 Cherry HillAlso, M & S
Books:  Rehome (best) or RecycleVariousCharity shops or “swap” at the Old Community Centre or village pub.Hard backed: Brixworth HWRC. Paperback books, magazines – council recycling bin.
DVDs (if not to charity shops)VariousOld Community Centre 
Plant pots (all sizes)  For reuse  7 Cherry Hill 
Old inflatables (including e.g. novelty guitars) paddling pools, bouncy castles, deckchair fabric, etc.  No but reused not wastedCan be left with 34 Cherry Hill for delivery  To make bags etc. – Wills and Jacks, Isle of Wight
Teddies and similar soft toys (in reasonable condition)  The Teddy TrustCan be left with 34 Cherry Hill for delivery  For children impacted by war or abuse
All unwanted Tools and equipment even antique or vintage, including Typewriters/Sewing machines/Knitting/Haberdashery/Garden, metal and carpentry tools  Work Aid  Can be left with 34 Cherry Hill for deliveryFor refurbishment, and reuse in Africa
Printer cartridges – any brandCat charity Wellingborough34 Cherry Hill (porch drawers) or ROAR binsAlso, Tesco Kettering ** and Brixworth HWRC
Water filtersNo- recycled thoughTesco Kettering**** Green container inside Tesco to the left of the entrance
Low energy lightbulbsNo- recycled thoughTesco Kettering** 
BatteriesNo- recycled thoughTesco **/One Stop Mawsley/ other supermarkets  Also, at Brixworth HWRC
Plastic carrier bags and some other soft plastic packaging/film (see label) – with carrier bag recycling.  Rule of thumb – if it can be stretched it can be recycled!  Also – Look out for the “can be recycled with carrier bags in larger stores” logo on products  Not yet-they are recycled thoughTesco and other supermarkets with bag recycling – Kettering Tesco – Big container to left of entrance. Morrisons – small collection pointInformation sheet available – Tesco confirmed they take Polyethylene (but NOT cling film)
CDs (if not to charity shops) and VHS tapes and other hard plastics without a battery or plug – broken toys, plastic furniture, old plastic crates etc. Brixworth HW Recycling Center 
Broken items with batteries or plugs Small electrical section -Brixworth HW Recycling Center 
Large metal items Brixworth HW Recycling Center 
Bicycles or parts – any state of repair.   Repaired, or parts often used  Brixworth HW Recycling Center 

This is a simpler guide of what to do with your items.