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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, Aluminium Cans, Aluminium, Air & Home Care packaging, Air Fresheners & PackagingMore details
    • Aluminium Foil

       - we can only accept clean foil.
    • Aluminium Cans

       - please make sure the can is aluminium. Test with a magnet. If non-magnetic it is aluminium.
    • Aluminium

       - please make sure it is aluminium. Test with a magnet. If non-magnetic it is aluminium.
    • Air & Home Care packaging

       - air & home care trigger heads, pumps, & caps (kitchen & bathroom cleaner sprays), plastic air fresheners, air freshener cartridges & packaging (minus the cardboard)
    • Air Fresheners & Packaging

       - plastic air fresheners, air freshener cartridges & packaging (minus the cardboard)
  • 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.
    • Biscuit & Cracker Wrappers

       - we can now accept sweet biscuit wrappers AND cracker wrappers of any brand. We are unable to 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, Clothes, Coins, Coffee Packaging, Cooking Oil, Copper, Corks, Cigarette packaging, Cigarette ashMore details
    • CDs

    • Clothes

       - in any condition - not wet & not excessively ripped.
    • Coins

       - (Old British currency & Foreign Currency)
    • Coffee Packaging

       - only KENCO coffee jar lids and refill packs
    • Cooking Oil

       - (only vegetable, olive, rapeseed)
    • Copper

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

       - (not plastic ones)
    • Cigarette packaging

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

       - we can accept cigarette ash and cigarette buts in a sealed container
  • D - DVDsMore details
    • DVDs

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

       - (Royal Mail)
    • Ellas Kitchen Food Pouches

  • F - Felt Pens, Foreign Currency, Febreze packagingMore details
    • Felt Pens

       - (no longer working)
    • Foreign Currency

    • Febreze packaging

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

    • Garnier 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.
  • 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

       - (inc broken)
  • K - KeysMore details
    • Keys

       - old keys & bunches of keys
  • M - Milk Bottle Tops, Mobile PhonesMore details
    • Milk Bottle Tops

    • Mobile Phones

  • P - Pens, Pens & Pencils, Postage Stamps, Printer CartridgesMore details
    • Pens

       - (broken)
    • Pens & Pencils

       - (working)
    • Postage Stamps

    • Printer Cartridges

  • R - Rubber BandsMore details
    • Rubber Bands

       - (Royal Mail)
  • S - School Equipment, Shoes, SpectaclesMore details
    • School Equipment

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

       - (any condition)
    • Spectacles

  • T - Textiles, Tippex Bottles, Tassimo Pods & packagingMore details
    • Textiles

       - (any condition, including clothes, bedding, linens, etc)
    • Tippex Bottles

    • Tassimo Pods & packaging

       - please make sure these are in a carrier bag.