Green A to Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Saws

RE-USE

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Scarves

RE-USE RECYCLE

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School Equipment

REDUCE RE-USE RECYCLE

School equipment including pens, pencils, rulers, rubbers, calculators, colouring books, text books, reading books, reading schemes can all be reused if in good condition.

If brought to the Green Centre these will be donated to Pens For Kids and Omushana. Pens For Kids supports children in education in less economically developed countries by providing them with pens. Omushana is a charity which changes lives for children and contributes to conservation through education in the areas around the mountain gorilla reserves in Africa.

Scissors

Scrap Metal

Scrap metal can include lead, brass, copper, copper wire, braziery copper, aluminium, stainless steel and ferrous metal. It can all be recycled.

There are local opportunities.

If you wish to support the Green Centre you can bring small amounts of scrap metal to us. We will weigh it in and the funds raised will go towards our volunteer costs. Alternatively you can take your scrap metal to the local scrap metal company and weigh it in yourself.

The local scrap metal company that The Green Centre use is a family run company called Argyle Metals Ltd. Their number is 01273 680559.

Screwdrivers

RE-USE

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Screws

RE-USE

Sellotape

RE-USE

Sewing Machines

RE-USE

Sewing machines can be re-used through Workaid, including manual, electric and treadles and all makes of antique or vintage machines.

Workaid tackles poverty in developing countries by supplying disadvantaged people with the tools they need to earn a living.  

They collect unwanted items from all over the UK, repair them and send them to vocational training projects, mostly in East Africa.  They have an efficient network of 100 volunteers who co-ordinate tools collections. 

So if you have a sewing machine to donate, please phone 01494 775220 or email admin@workaid.org and you will be put in touch with your nearest area organiser.

Alternatively you can bring them to the Green Centre and we will add them to our collection which is heading for Workaid.

Sewing Thread

RE-USE

Sharing

REDUCE RE-USE

We are BIG on sharing. Check out Street Bank and find a way to share your possessions with neighbours and those in your local community.

Shears - Garden

RE-USE

Sheets

RECYCLE

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Shirts

REDUCE RE-USE RECYCLE

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Shoes

RE-USE RECYCLE

Shoes can be reused and recycled.

We do accept all shoes at the Green Centre where they will either be re-sold to support the project or recycled with our recycling partner.

Shopping Bags

Shovels

RE-USE

Shredded Paper

RECYCLE

Shredded paper can be recycled.

You can  take your shredded paper to either the Brighton or Hove recycling sites.  See Recycling Sites for locations and opening times. 

Your shredded paper can also be composted. See composting

Silver Cutlery

RE-USE

All silver cutlery can be reused.

Silver carries a high value and can be traded. Alternatively it can be brought to The Green Centre which uses Bloomsteins of Brighton for trading. You can also bring it to your local charity shop where they can be re-sold.

Some jewellers also make jewellery and other items out of them.

Silver Jewellery

RE-USE

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Silver Ornaments

RE-USE

All silver ornaments can be reused.

Silver carries a high value and can be traded. Alternatively it can be brought to The Green Centre which uses Bloomsteins of Brighton for trading. You can also bring it to your local charity shop where it will be re-sold or traded.

Some jewellers also make jewellery and other items out of them.

Skirts

REDUCE RE-USE RECYCLE

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Smoke Alarms

RECYCLE

Smoke alarms can be recycled.

Small smoke alarms from households are classifed as Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment or WEEE. They can be recycled with other small electrical appliances at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.

They are accepted at both recycling sites in Brighton and Hove.  See Recycling Sites for location and opening times.

There are also 10 community recycling points around the city for small electrical items;

  • Kingswood Street
  • Little East Street, east of Brighton Town Hall
  • Whitecross Street
  • Regent Street
  • The Level, Union Road
  • Tisbury Road, outside Hove Town Hall
  • Upper Rock Gardens
  • Wickes DIY, Davigdor Road
  • King Alfred Leisure Centre Car Park
  • Norfolk Square, Western Road

Socks

REDUCE RE-USE RECYCLE

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Soil

RECYCLE

Soil can be recycled.

You can take your soil to either the Brighton or Hove recycling sites.  See Recycling Sites for locations and opening times.

There is a limit of six small builder’s bags for each household each month.

Solar panels

RECYCLE

Solar panels can be recycled. Solar panels are quickly becoming the new e-waste, and due to their toxic effects in landfill, it is important that we start recycling and reusing, rather than disposing them. 

Please follow this link for more details.

Solder & Flux

RE-USE

Spades

REDUCE RE-USE

Spanners

RE-USE

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Stainless Steel Cutlery and Pans

RE-USE RECYCLE

All cutlery and pans can be reused and recycled.

You can bring all unwanted items to the Green Centre where they will either be resold to support the project or recycled with our scrap merchant. Alternatively you can bring them to the local scrap yourself.

The local scrap metal company that The Green Centre use is a family run company called Argyle Metals Ltd. Their number is 01273 680 559.

Stamps

RE-USE RECYCLE

Postage Stamps can be re-used and recycled.

Collectable stamps can be re-used by selling to Coastal Stamp Auctions at 36 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XB - 01273 324827.

Used stamps can be recycled at the Green Centre. We send them to the RNIB Recycling scheme or you can send them directly yourself.

Please cut the stamp of the envelope. RNIB volunteers prepare thousands of stamps and this will save them hours of work. When cutting, leave approximately 1cm of envelope bordering each stamp. The rest of the envelope can be recycled. Please separate the stamps into:

  1. British
  2. Overseas