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Recycling at the Open Market

Find below a list of items you can bring to the Open Market for re-use and recycling. The items are listed in alpahbetical sections, so Aluminium Foil is under A, Batteries are under B and so on. Click on the appropriate section header to view the items within it.

Many of these items will help support other charities including Right Hearts Against Poverty KenyaCoffee KidsDECLupus UK, Lupus Brighton and Hove, Pens for Kids, Omushana, IT skills 4 Rural KenyaRNIBSurvival InternationalVision Aid Overseas, Faith School Busia Uganda, St John Leonard's Scool Uganda , and Workaid.

It is VERY IMPORTANT you read about the condition of the materials that we want. You will find this information by clicking "more details".

  • A - Aluminium Foil, Air & Home Care Packaging, Asthma PumpsMore details
    • Aluminium Foil

       - we can only accept clean foil.
    • Air & Home Care Packaging

       - 1. All brands and sizes of plastic bottle caps and plastic trigger heads (used for air care and home cleaning products such as kitchen /bathroom cleaner sprays). 2. All brands and sizes of flexible wipe packaging (used for home cleaning products) 3. All brands and sizes of pumps and caps for home cleaning products. 4. All brands and sizes of plastic air freshener packaging (please remove any cardboard (usually the back) or other recyclable components and recycle these with your household collections). 5. All brands and sizes of plastic air fresheners and air freshener cartridges.
    • Asthma Pumps

  • B - Bags, Batteries, Bedding, Biscuit & Cracker Wrappers, Brass, BrasMore details
    • Bags

       - we can accept any kind of bag including handbags, holdalls, rucksacks, etc.
    • Batteries

    • Bedding

       - we can accept clean bedding including sheets & pillow cases, quilt covers, blankets BUT not duvets.
    • Biscuit & Cracker Wrappers

       - we can now accept sweet biscuit wrappers AND cracker wrappers of any brand. We can now also accept wrappers with silver on the inside.
    • Brass

       -  we can accept brass ornaments, fittings, etc.
    • Bras

       - we can accept any style of bra.
  • C - CDs, Cigarette ash, Cigarette packaging, Clothes, Coffee Cups, Coffee Packaging, Coins, Cooking Oil, Copper, CorksMore details
    • CDs

       - we accept all CDs including those given free with magazines or recorded by yourself. Limit is 25 CDs as we have to pay a fee to recycle these. We DO NOT accept CDs from businesses as this is business waste.
    • Cigarette ash

       - we can accept cigarette ash and cigarette buts in a sealed container
    • Cigarette packaging

       - this includes tobacco pouches and rolling paper, cellophane and silver lining from cigarette boxes, filter packaging
    • Clothes

       - in any condition - not wet & not excessively ripped.
    • Coffee Cups

       - we can accept any brand of take-away coffee cup - make sure no coffee left in but does not need washing. NO LIDS. Please pick up any strays off the street on your travels.
    • Coffee Packaging

       - only KENCO coffee jar lids and refill packs
    • Coins

       - (Old British currency & Foreign Currency)
    • Cooking Oil

       - (only vegetable, olive, rapeseed). MUST be in a jar with cap screwed on tightly to avoid spillage
    • Copper

       - (inc small pieces of pipe/wire, etc)
    • Corks

       - (not plastic ones)
  • D - DVDsMore details
    • DVDs

  • E - Elastic Bands, Ellas Kitchen Food PouchesMore details
    • Elastic Bands

       - (Royal Mail)
    • Ellas Kitchen Food Pouches

       - we can accept ANY brand of baby food pouches and only Ellas Kitchen snack packaging
  • F - Felt Pens, Foreign Currency, Febreze packagingMore details
    • Felt Pens

       - (no longer working)
    • Foreign Currency

       - we accept ANY and ALL foreign currency including old currency not in circulation. Both coins and notes.
    • Febreze packaging

       - air & home care trigger heads, pumps, & caps (kitchen & bathroom cleaner sprays), plastic air fresheners, air freshener cartridges & packaging (minus the cardboard)
  • G - GlassesMore details
    • Glasses

       - Prescription glasses only
  • H - Highlighters, Home cleaning wipes, Hearing aidsMore details
    • Highlighters

       - (no longer working)
    • Home cleaning wipes

       - all brands and sizes of flexible wipe packaging for home cleaning products NOT baby wipes or face / hand wipes
    • Hearing aids

       - we can accept hearing aids and any unwanted batteries
  • J - JewelleryMore details
    • Jewellery

       - we accept ANY and ALL jewellery including broken items
  • K - KeysMore details
    • Keys

       - old keys & bunches of keys
  • M - Milk Bottle Tops, Mobile Phones, Metal LidsMore details
    • Milk Bottle Tops

    • Mobile Phones

    • Metal Lids

       - we accept metal lids from beer and wine bottles, jars, etc
  • O - Old British CurrencyMore details
    • Old British Currency

       - we accept any old British Currency including coins and notes
  • P - Pens, Pens & Pencils, Postage Stamps, Printer Cartridges, Personal Care & Beauty ProductsMore details
    • Pens

       - (broken)
    • Pens & Pencils

       - (working)
    • Postage Stamps

    • Printer Cartridges

    • Personal Care & Beauty Products

       - including; flexible singles use mask packaging, flexible plastic wipes packaging (personal care), caps, pumps and trigger sprays from beauty products, flexible plastic pots and tubes, hair colourant kits, plastic roll on deodorants.
  • R - Rubber BandsMore details
    • Rubber Bands

       - (Royal Mail)
  • S - School Equipment, Shoes, Spectacles, School Uniform, Spray triggers and pumpsMore details
    • School Equipment

       - (text books, reading books, rulers, rubbers, calculators, etc)
    • Shoes

       - (any condition)
    • Spectacles

    • School Uniform

       - we accept shirts, shorts, skirts, trousers, jumpers, etc
    • Spray triggers and pumps

       - we accept any brand of spray triggers and pumps
  • T - Textiles, Tippex Bottles, Tassimo Pods & packagingMore details
    • Textiles

       - (any condition, including clothes, bedding (not duvets), linens, etc)
    • Tippex Bottles

    • Tassimo Pods & packaging

       - please make sure these are in a carrier bag.
  • W - Water FiltersMore details
    • Water Filters

       - we accept any brand of water filter from water jugs but do not accept water filters from refrigerators