Terracycle Recycling Recycling Stations

New Changes For 2021 – Please Read Below

Terracycle Recycling Christchurch Fenlands Recycling Stations

What Goes In What Bins In Our Village Recycling Stations

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Box 4 Will Be Placed At The Recycling Stations At 10 am February 6th And Removed February 7th At 4 pm, Please See Below What Box 4 Will Accept And Save Your Waste.

Update For 2021 – I have decided to reduce the number of stations in the village. I shall be removing the Dun Cow Pub recycling station permanently and will be shutting the Townley School recycling station for the foreseeable future. With COVID still affecting a lot of people, and still prevalent, it is a lot of work to maintain 4 stations, keeping them clean, safe, and useable. Our Fenview and Community Centre station get the most traffic, so I will keep them in place. For Townley, I hope one day we can return this to be fully open, but for now, for the safety of the children and the safety of the teachers, this will remain closed. Thank you for your understanding. 

In Christchurch, we currently have 2 recycling stations one is located at the community centre, and the other the junction of Fen View (opposite where the post van would park). The recycling stations are for community public use open to everyone, in the village and surrounding villages. All items taken here are items that would normally end up in landfill sites polluting our planet. They are NOT for general rubbish.

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. The Items are collected by a company called Terracycle who break them down, turn them into plastic pellets and turn them back into reusable products, such as garden furniture, and watering cans, as a bonus, if we collect a sufficient quantity of our items we can also earn money for. Each station has instructions and guidelines, all easy to follow so please consider our eco-project and our volunteers and follow these strictly. We also ask that people please wash out their pet food pouches, it is not acceptable to expect others to do this for you.

Important Note

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.

Click on the buttons below and check out what the village of Christchurch has recycled, how much we saved from going to a landfill, and how much money the community raised for Townley Primary School

2019 Recycled Waste Timeline

2019 Recycled Waste Timeline

September 1st 2010 To November 1st 2019

Terracycle Shipment – We Earnt £22.40 For Townley School

Our first shipment went off on the 1st of November to Terracycle. We had been officially collecting since September and collected

  • Crisp Packets – 11.2KG
  • Oral Care Products – 1.04KG
  • Health Care Products – 860g
  • Pringle Pots – 1.5kg
  • Pet food wrappers – 5.5kg

We stopped 22.2kg of waste going to landfills and earnt £22.40 for Townley Primary School.

September 1st 2010 To November 1st 2019

November 7th 2019 To December 8th 2019

Printer Cartridge Recycling – We Earnt £7.60 For Townley School

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

November 7th 2019 To December 8th 2019

December 17th 2019

Tonner Cartridge Recycling 2.7KG Saved From A Landfill

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.

 

December 17th 2019
2020 Recycled Waste Timeline

2020 Recycled Waste Timeline

January 2020 | 18..81kg

Terracycle Shipment – We Earnt £30.96 For Townley School

Our second shipment went off on the 24th of January 2020 to Terracycle, and was credited to our account on the 31st of January.

We shipped
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

January 2020 | 18..81kg

Febuary 2020 | 32.88kg

Terracycle Shipment – We Earnt £25.29 For Townley School

In February we sent off 2 shipments to Terracycle.

We shipped
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.

Febuary 2020 | 32.88kg

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.

March 2020 | 80.32kg So Far

Each station and each box throughout the village has a label and box number. Below are our current box numbers and what waste goes in where.

Please Place All Empty Crisp Packets, Share Bag Wrappers And Multipack Wrappers In Box One Only Please. (Not Box 2, 3 or 4)

Crisp Packets, Share Bag and Multipack Wrappers

Please place your empty crisp packets, share bag and multipack wrappers in box one. Please do not fold your crisp packets into triangles. And please no pretzel or nut wrappers, please.

Could I kindly ask as well, if possible, if you have multiple pockets, can you fold them in half and slip them inside an empty packet, like the picture, this just makes it easier to sort and box.

We Cannot Accept The Following - Click To Enlarge

Please Place All Empty Pringle Branded Tubes, Lids and Foil Inserts Into In Box Two Only Please. (Not Box 1, 3 or 4)

Pringle Pots, Lids And Foil Inserts

Please place your empty Pringle branded tubes, lids, and foil inserts in box two only. We can only accept Pringle branded tubes, not Doritos Staxs or supermarket branded products. 

Please Place All WASHED, CLEANED pet food pouches in here. Don't ruin it for others by putting dirty pouches in our boxes, please!

Cleaned Pet Food Pouches And Dry Pet Food Pet Food And Treat Plastic Packaging

We can now start taking pet food pouches, these need to be placed in box three only. We donate these to Downham Market Cats Protection as we don’t have an account for these in our village.

BUT please, wash and clean them before there placed in the box. I am not your mother, its common sense to clean them as they do smell. If we get an influx of unwashed items, I will be forced to stop it, so please, clean washed pouches only. Thank you.

This Box Opens The First Weekend Of Every Month

Cheese Wrappers, Oral Care, Oral Hygine, Disposable Gloves And Baby Bel Wrappers

For 2021 I will be trying something different, we have a number of Terracycle accounts active that has very little waste being collected, and because our stations are at capacity, it would not be sensible to take up space for higher-value collections.

So for the next year, I will be placing a recycling box number 4, out, for 2 days a month, the first weekend of every month. These will be specific to the items listed below. 

Accepted Waste - Click To Enlarge

Box 4 Will Be Placed At Both Stations At 10 am On Saturday, And Removed At 4 pm On Sunday First Weekend Of Every Month

The First Weekend Will Start In February

February 6th And February 7th

March 6th And March 7th

April 3rd And April 4th

May 1st And May 2nd

June 5th And June 6th

Please Place All Empty Crisp Packets, Share Bag Wrappers And Multipack Wrappers In Box One Only Please. (Not Box 2, 3 or 4)

Christchurch Eco - Recycling Stations Boxes - Box 1

Please place your empty crisp packets, share bag and multipack wrappers in box one. Please do not fold your crisp packets into triangles. And please no pretzel or nut wrappers, please.

Could I kindly ask as well, if possible, if you have multiple pockets, can you fold them in half and slip them inside an empty packet, like the picture, this just makes it easier to sort and box.

We Cannot Accept The Following Items. (Please Note We Accept Pringle Tubes, But Please Put Them In Box Two. Thank You)

Christchurch-Eco-Nut-Packets - Not Accepted

We cannot accept any form of nut wrapper. The look like crisp packets, but they’re not classed as one, and we do not have an account open to accept these. 

Pop Corn Wrapper Not Accepted - Christchurch Eco

We cannot accept any form of popcorn wrapper. The look like crisp packets, but they’re not classed as one, and we do not have an account open to accept these. 

Popadom Wrapper Not Accepted - Christchurch Eco

We cannot accept any form of popadom wrapper. The look like crisp packets, but they’re not classed as one, and we do not have an account open to accept these. 

Pretzel Wrapper Not Accepted - Christchurch Eco

We cannot accept any form of Pretzle wrapper. The look like crisp packets, but they’re not classed as one, and we do not have an account open to accept these. 

Please Do Not Not Or Tie Crisp Packets Into Triangles Please

Please to not tie packets into knots, Terracycle will not accept them this way. 

Christchurch-Eco-Pringle-Tubes - Box Two

We do take Pringle Tubes, Lids and Foil wrappers, but please put these in box 2. Thank you. 

Christchurch Eco - Recycling Stations Boxes - Box 1

Box One (1) Crisp Packets, Share bag Wrappers And Multipack Wrappers Pleased

Please note, we cannot take any form of nut wrappers, popcorn wrappers, popadom wrappers and pretzel wrappers. Also please don’t tie them in knots, and please put Pringle pots in box 2. 

Christchurch Eco - Recycling Stations Boxes - Box 2

Box Two (2) Pringle Branded Pots, Lids And Foil Inserts

Just Pringle branded products only please

Christchurch Eco - Recycling Stations Boxes - Box 3

Box Three (3) Cleaned Pet Food Pouches

Please ensure there cleaned, don’t ruin it for others.

Christchurch Eco - Recycling Stations Boxes - Box 4

Box Four (4) This Box Opens The First Weekend Of Every Month

Once a month this box will be placed out, it will take oral care products, disposable gloves, cheese wrappers, dental hygiene and baby bel wrappers. Visit our Facebook page for dates on when the box will be open.