Solutions for the hard-to-recycle

Batteries

Reduce by using rechargeable batteries

Recycle at:

  • Kidderminster – The Emily Jordan Foundation, 9 Fine Point Way, Kidderminster DY11 7FB

Biscuit packets

Reduce by making your own!

Recycle at:

  • Bewdley – Bewdley Cobblers, 17 Load St, Bewdley DY12 2AE

Bottle tops

Reduce:

  • Avoid buying bottled water and switching to glass bottled milk

Recycle at:

  • Kidderminster – The Emily Jordan Foundation

Cat food pouches

Recycle washed pouches at:

  • Bewdley – Bewdley Cobblers, 17 Load St, Bewdley DY12 2AE
  • Worcester– MacArthur Barstow and Gibbs Vet, 250 Ombersley Road, Worcester WR3 7HB
  • Malvern

Coffee Bags

Reduce by:

  • Worcester – Buy loose beans with no packaging from Pack It In, The Gallery, The Shambles, Worcester WR1 2RD

Children’s clothes

Reduce by:

  • Worcester – monthly Children’s Clothing Exchange at Lyppard Hub, Ankerage Green, Worcester WR4 0DZ Their next swap event can be found here

Crisp packets

Recycle at:

Ella’s Kitchen Pouches

Recycle at:

  • Worcester –  Boston Tea Party, Broad Street, Worcester WR1 3NF (money raised goes to St Barnabas School)

Foil (clean)

Recycle at:

  • Kidderminster – The Emily Jordan Foundation, 9 Fine Point Way, DY11 7FB

Fruit Punnets

Reduce by:

  • Kidderminster – Colliers Farm Shop & Cafe, Tenbury Road, Kidderminster DY14 9HA (recycled and compostable card punnets. They also encourage you to return the box for them to re-use.)
  • Worcester – Broomfields Farm Shop, Holt Heath, Worcester WR6 6NF (recycled and compostable card punnets. They also encourage you to return the box for them to re-use.)

Plant Pots

Recycle at:

  • Webbs of Wycbold

Plastic films

Recycle at:

  • Make yourself an Ecobrick.

Printer Cartridges

Recycle at:

  • Worcester – The Fold
  • Kidderminster – The Emily Jordan Foundation, 9 Fine Point Way, DY11 7FB (HP Ink Jet Cartridges)

Rusty pots and pans

Recycle at:

  • Household Recycling Centre

Spectacles

Recycle at:

  • Kidderminster – The Emily Jordan Foundation, 9 Fine Point Way, DY11 7FB

VHS tapes

Recycle at:

  • Bewdley – Transition Bewdley have in the past run collections which are taken to the Butterfly Garden project near Cheltenham which recycles them. Visit their FB page to enquire about future collections (or you could set up your own?!).