National Organisations for Donations and Recycling 

The website Reduce, Reuse Recycle has a wealth of ideas for recycling:


Recycling for good causes takes all sorts, including various small electricals, jewellery and old or foreign currency.


Terracycle recycle the “non-recyclable”


Other ideas for clothing donation are;

Turtle dove will make a pair of wrist warmers out of your old cashmere jumper for you.


Smalls For All collect bras (and unused pants),


Takes wedding dresses and turns them into gowns for still born babies.


Peta take fur for demonstrations and also donate them to refugees.

Many wildlife rescues will also take fur to use for orphaned wildlife, but obviously, check with your rescue first.


Many charity shops take shoes.  In addition, try the following charities;


Almost all charity shops take books to sell.  

In addition, many schools, hospitals, libraries, and retirement homes may be happy to take your unwanted books,

although please check with them first. 

is a simply fascinating idea for a book worm like me! 



Craft supplies;