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

See Clothes

School Equipment

REDUCE RE-USE RECYCLE

Yes school equipment, if still in good condition, can be reused.

REUSE

  • The Green Centre at Brighton Open Market. More details here.
  • We accept;
    • new pens
    • pencils [lead and coloured] & pencil sharpeners & rubbers
    • rulers & geometry sets
    • calculators
    • text books
    • reading schemes if in good condition
    • writing paper
    • art & craft materials
  • We currently support a project in Bajana, Gambia 
  • In the past we have supported;
    • Pens For Kids which supports children in education in less economically developed countries by providing them with pens.
    • Omushana which is a charity which changes lives for children and contributes to conservation through education in the areas around the mountain gorilla reserves in Africa.
    • Faith School Busia in Uganda where we have helped equip a school with a wide range of school equipment. 

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Around the world 59 million children of primary school age are being denied an education, and almost 65 million adolescents are without access to a secondary school.
  • Nearly 15 million girls of primary school age will never have the opportunity to learn to read and write in primary school, compared to about 10 million boys.
  • A child whose mother can read is 50% more likely to survive past the age of 5.

Scissors

Scrap Metal

Yes scrap metal can be recycled.

RECYCLED
Where?

  • Please take your scrap metal to the Brighton Household Waste & Recycling site on Wilson Avenue or the Hove Household Waste & Recycling site on the Old Shoreham Road. See here for exact locations and opening times. For more details contact City Clean on 01273 292929.
  • If you wish to support us you can bring small amounts of brass & copper to The Green Centre at Brighton Open Market. More details here. We will weigh it in and the funds raised will go towards our volunteer costs.
  • Alternatively you can weigh it in yourself at a local scrap metal company. You will need to contact them first to discuss arrangements. The Green Centre uses 2 different local companies;
    • Argyle Metals Ltd which is a family run company. Their number is 01273 680559.
    • Geo.E.Richardson & Sons Ltd. Their number is 01273 570246.

How?

  • Scrap metal can include;
    • aluminium
    • brass
    • chrome
    • copper
    • copper wire
    • ferrous metal
    • lead
    • stainless steel

DID YOU KNOW?

  • If you test your metal with a magnet and it is magnetic it is ferrous metal and worth very little BUT non-magnetic metal is worth significantly more.
  • Metal recycling conserves natural resources by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and using less energy than making metal from virgin ore.
  • Using scrap metal in lieu of virgin ore generates 97% less mining waste and uses 40% less water.

Screwdrivers

RE-USE

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Screws

RE-USE

Sellotape

RE-USE

Sewing Machines

RE-USE

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Sewing Thread

RE-USE

Shears - Garden

RE-USE

Sheets

RECYCLE

See Bedding

Shirts

REDUCE RE-USE RECYCLE

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Shoes

RE-USE RECYCLE

Yes shoes can be reused and recycled.

REUSE

  • The Green Centre at Brighton Open Market. More details here.
  • You can donate them to a charity shop.
  • You can sell it them at a car boot sale or use a number of online platforms including Gumtree, Friday-Ad, Facebook selling pages and other online platforms. 
  • You can also give it away for free through Freegle.

RECYCLED
Where?

  • The Green Centre at Brighton Open Market. More details here.

How?

  • Shoes must be in pairs
  • Shoes must be in reasonable condition

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Shoes can take up to 1,000 years to break down. Commonly made with a material called ethylene vinyl, the midsoles of shoes can take a really long time to break down.  

Shopping Bags

Shovels

RE-USE

Shredded Paper

RECYCLE

No shredded paper can not be recycled. It gets jammed in the machinery which sorts your recycling.

REUSE

  • Your shredded paper can be composted. See composting.

Silver Cutlery

RE-USE

Yes silver cutlery can be reused.

REUSE

  • The Green Centre at Brighton Open Market. More details here.
  • You can donate it to a charity shop.
  • You can sell it at a car boot sale or use a number of online platforms including Gumtree, Friday-Ad, Facebook selling pages and other online platforms. 
  • You can also give it away for free through Freegle.
  • Take it to Bloomsteins of Brighton for trading. 

Silver Jewellery

RE-USE

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Silver Ornaments

RE-USE

Yes silver ornaments can be reused.

REUSE

  • The Green Centre at Brighton Open Market. More details here.
  • You can donate it to a charity shop.
  • You can sell it at a car boot sale or use a number of online platforms including Gumtree, Friday-Ad, Facebook selling pages and other online platforms. 
  • You can also give it away for free through Freegle.
  • Take it to Bloomsteins of Brighton for trading. 

Skirts

REDUCE RE-USE RECYCLE

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Smoke Alarms

RECYCLE

Smoke alarms can be recycled. They are classifed as Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment or WEEE. See Electrical items.

Socks

REDUCE RE-USE RECYCLE

See Clothes

Sofas and Settees

see Furniture

Soil

RECYCLE

Yes soil can be recycled.

RECYCLED
Where?

  • Please take them to the Brighton Household Waste & Recycling site on Wilson Avenue or the Hove Household Waste & Recycling site on the Old Shoreham Road. See here for exact locations and opening times. For more details contact City Clean on 01273 292929.

How?

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

Solar panels

RECYCLE

Yes Solar panels can be reused and recycled.

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

 

 

Solder & Flux

RE-USE

Spades

REDUCE RE-USE

Spanners

RE-USE

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Stainless Steel Cutlery and Pans

RE-USE RECYCLE

Yes stainless steel cutlery and pans can be reused and recycled.

REUSE

  • The Green Centre at Brighton Open Market. More details here.
  • You can donate it to a charity shop.
  • You can sell it at a car boot sale or use a number of online platforms including Gumtree, Friday-Ad, Facebook selling pages and other online platforms. 
  • You can also give it away for free through Freegle.

RECYCLE 

see Scrap Metal

Stamps

RE-USE RECYCLE

Storage Heaters

Styrofoam

No Styrofoam cannot be reused or recycled. Dispose of in your general waste.

Suitcases

see Bags

Sweet Tins - Metal

Yes sweet tins can be reused and recycled.

REUSE

  • Use for storage particularly for things that need to be kept dry;
    • biscuits, cake, etc
    • spices, flour and other food stuff 
    • first aid kits/emergency kits
    • sewing kit including needles, cottons, etc
    • seeds for your garden
    • screws, nails, nuts, bolts, etc

RECYCLE
Where?

see Scrap Metal

Sweet Tub - Plastic

RE-USE RECYCLE

Yes sweet tubs made from plastic can be reused and recycled.

REUSE

  • 25 Reuse ideas for a plastic Quality Street sweet tub or similar tub from a different brand.

RECYCLE
Where?