DECLUTTER & RECYCLE
Small things make a big difference
Up to 60% of the rubbish that ends up in the dustbin could be recycled, and you will be surprised at how many items can be recycled for the benefit of charities. The Catholic Children’s Society (Plymouth) in partnership with a collector in Plymouth will change your clutter into cash!
Orange collection boxes are now in parishes and schools throughout the diocese. Please place your stamps and things in the boxes and every box filled will raise £10 which the Society can use to help the children in our Diocese.
What can you put in the box?
STAMPS used or unused, UK or foreign. Stamps should be left on envelopes or cards, leaving about half a centimetre round the edges. They shouldn’t be peeled off as this reduces their value.
POSTCARDS with or without stamps
FOREIGN CURRENCY notes or coins
KEYS with or without their locks
WATCHES digital or analogue, working or not
MEDALS and METAL BADGES
What will this achieve?
5 boxes could provide a school uniform for a child
15 boxes could buy a new washing machine for a family
25 boxes could help pay a utility bill
35 boxes could help with childcare for a mum returning to work to support the family
50 boxes Could assist with the rent or deposit on a new home
What if your parish doesn’t have an orange box? – Recycle your inkjet cartridges and old phones
You can feel good and help us at the same time by clicking here to get an envelope in which to recycle your old inkjet cartridges (please note not Epson) and mobile phones.
Our fundraising focus is recycling as you can do it at any time. You can have a clear out and benefit others at the same time. In larger parishes you may have noticed orange boxes sprouting and these are where you can leave your unwanted items. For more details please checkout our recycling page
Recycle your inkjet cartridges
You can feel good and help us at the same time by clicking here to get an envelope in which to recycle your old inkjet cartridges (please note not Epson) and mobile phones. There are now lots of people signed up as supporters.
Save up your stamps
Any stamps (including collections) used or unused can be collected. This includes the new Royal Mail postage impression bought and printed at post offices. If they are on envelopes or cards, please leave about half a centimetre round the edges. Please don’t peel off stamps – it reduces their value.
Other items that can be collected include old envelopes, first day covers, postcards, pre 1940s stationery, coins and bank notes, old keys, precious metals, watches, medals, badges.
If your parish doesn’t have an orange box (see recycling page) then fill an envelope with stamps and mail direct to:
Stamps n all
PO Box 245, Plymouth,