Kibworth’s Recycling List
Compiled by Sustainable Harborough Community, here is where you can recycle:
WELCOME to Kibworth’s Recycling list
To learn even more about how we can reduce waste, reuse materials, recycle and compost, and get involved see Leicestershire Waste Partnership which includes Harborough District Council at https://www.lesswaste.org.uk/.
Remember our local charity shops rely on our recycling of goods and textiles. The unsold items are collected by a national or local business (it varies between charities) with payment by weight but textile recycling alone has to go to the local tip recycling point. The information here is correct at the time of going to print.
LOROS, our local hospice, for clothing and accessories, bric-a-brac, books, DVDs and new goods. https://loros.co.uk/shops/kibworth
Mother’s Union, St Wilfrid’s Church; please leave on cupboards Beauchamp side – used postage stamps & albums, print cartridges – all sizes, full or empty – jewellery, watches (can be damaged/broken items) unwanted UK and foreign notes/coins, mobile phones, cameras, tablet computers, iPads. https://www.mothersunion.org/what-we-do/where-we-work
The Well Community Café and Shop – clean clothing, shoes and accessories; to a Leicester charity – bed linen, laundered or new duvets plus towels. https://www.thewellkibworth.org
The Wildlife Hospital (entrance by Birds Barn football ground and not easy to spot) See https://leicestershirewildlifehospital.org.uk/how-to-help-us
Reduce plastic use by refilling foods, beauty products, cleaning materials, gifts and more.
- at The Village along St Mary’s Rd behind Kwikfit,
- Harborough Market Refills in the Indoor Market
- and some supermarkets including Kibworth Co-op.
Remember to save your empty containers for the purpose.
And lastly, https://wrap.org.uk/ WRAP is a climate action organisation working internationally to tackle the causes of the climate crisis. It is giving the planet a sustainable future by changing the way things are produced, consumed, and disposed of.
More local recycling
1.Recycling at home. All Leicestershire County Council recycling (apart from North West Leicestershire) is done by Casepak For the up to date list see http://www.casepak.co.uk/
So in our blue waste bins – card, paper, glass – Note: No flat glass/mirrors/drinking glasses etc; they have a different melting point and cannot be recycled in the same way but check that hasn’t changed.
Plastics – you’ll be surprised what can now be recycled. See note at the end for more information on plastic recycling. Some supermarkets are taking crinkly plastics.
For anything you can’t find at Casepak, see this amazingly useful list set out in alphabetical order https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/environment-and-planning/waste-and-recycling/how-do-i-dispose-of
2. Recycling at the local tip.
For Kibworth see https://www.recycleaid.co.uk/site/kibworth-recycling-and-household-waste-site/ Kibworth may be taking paint.
What can be recycled changes so check at intervals.
Furniture can often be sold or donated. At the time of going to press, these charities collect if they think the items can be sold.
Soft furnishings need a fire safety notice on them.
- LOROS tel: 0116 231 3666; will collect;
- Age Uk 0116 271 7989 will collect;
- British Heart Foundation on line only – www.bhf.org.uk/donate but will collect.
- See also https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/environment-and-planning/waste-and-recycling/how-do-i-dispose-of for other ideas for furniture.
Items of value – https://www.gildings.co.uk/ auctioneers and valuers
Pens, pencils and felt tips – Rymans in Harborough – collection box at the back of the store
For the problem of contamination see https://www.lesswaste.org.uk/recycle/contamination-in-recycling/
For finding out more about plastics see https://clearonplastics.com/
In conclusion – My thanks to the Events Committee, Kibworth Community Library for requesting a comprehensive list of possible recycling in our area, part of the Great Big Green Week organised nationally by The Climate Coalition https://greatbiggreenweek.com/ and locally by Sustainable Harborough Community https://www.sustainableharboroughcommunity.co.uk/ Thank you.
Julie Fagan, volunteer, Sustainable Harborough Community and Eco Churches