In Christchurch, we currently have 4 recycling stations located at the Dun cow pub, Townley primary school, The community center, and the junction of Fen View (opposite where the post van would park). The recycling stations are for community public use, they take specific waste items not currently recycled. These are items that would normally end up in landfill sites polluting our planet.
We have an amazing group of volunteers who help look after these stations, they will check and empty them periodically, and report back any problems or issues.
This page is for the other items we collect outside Terracycle. Remember each station has instructions and guidelines, all easy to follow so please consider our Eco-project and our volunteers and follow these strictly.
Remember our goal is to reduce the amount of waste landing in landfill sites, this will help protect our planet, reduce our methane and CO2 gas, protect our animal conservation and help start re-building the damage we have done to our world. It is scary being a pioneer, I know It is easy to look at countries like the US and China who are some of the biggest contributors to pollution and say “well there worse my little bit won’t help” but we need to change that attitude, if we ALL do our little bit, it makes a huge difference to the whole picture, little steps lead to big changes. Be a pioneer and make your mark on the world.
September 1st 2010 To November 1st 2019
Our first shipment went off on the 1st of November to Terracycle. We had been officially collecting since September and collected
We stopped 22.2kg of waste going to landfills and earnt £22.40 for Townley Primary School.
November 7th 2019 To December 8th 2019
Our first shipment of printer cartridges went off to the Recycling Factory.
We collected 48 cartridges and stopped 937g going to a landfill.
This earned £7.60 for Townley School, and £4.40 for Christchurch Eco
December 17th 2019
Someone left tonner cartridges in one of our recycling boxes, and although we cannot accept them, I was lucky enough to find that as these we HP, they will take them and recycle them. We wont be accepting them in the future but we did save 4 toners from going to a landfill, worth 2.7kg.
January 2020 | 18..81kg
Our second shipment went off on the 24th of January 2020 to Terracycle, and was credited to our account on the 31st of January.
Crisp Packets – 13.2kg
Pringle Pots – 3.3kg
Home Hygiene – 130g
Ring Carriers – 50g
Personal Care Products – 850g
Oral Care Products – 832g
Pet Food Pouches 8.6kg
This meant 18.81kg was stopped from ending up in a landfill and being recycled and returned to new objects
Febuary 2020 | 32.88kg
In February we sent off 2 shipments to Terracycle.
Crisp Packets – 10.84kg
Pringle Pots – 1.89kg
Flash Wipes, Cloths And Pads – 170g
Personal Care Products – 1kg
Oral Care Products – 460g
Pet Food Pouches 17.5kg
Air, Home And Laundry – 110g
Inhalers – 339g
Ink Cartridge – 580g
This meant 32.88kg was stopped from ending up in a landfill and being recycled and returned to new objects.
March 2020 | 80.32kg So Far
We are only just starting March, so will update this as we go along. Currently, we have shipped
Batteries – 64kg
Pet food Pouches – 16kg
Ink Cartridges – 316g
This meant 80.32kg of waste is stopped from ending up in a landfill and being recycled and returned to new objects.