Give by recycling

Recycling is very easy, costs nothing, reduces the amount of waste going to landfill and raises much needed funds for the Macular Society! 

Money can easily be raised from:

  • Used postage stamps
  • Old inkjet printer cartridges
  • Jewellery or broken watches
  • Cars, motorbikes or other metal items with a scrap value

Used postage stamps

Don’t throw away your used postage stamps.  The Macular Society in partnership with Fundraising Stamps can sell them to raise much needed funds.  

Simply cut round each stamp leaving a maximum 5mm of used envelope, being careful not to damage the stamp. For every kilo of UK stamps collected £11 is donated to the Macular Society, and for Foreign Stamps (Inc Isle of Man & The Channel Islands) £20 per kilo. Stamp collections may also be sold. 

Stamps can be donated using Freepost envelopes from the Fundraising Stamps website.

Fundraising stamps logo

 

Old Inkjet printer cartridges 

Recycle your old inkjet printer cartridges by requesting recycling envelopes from Debbie Smith either by ringing 01264 326 620, or emailing Debbie.s@macularsociety.org  We receive on average £1 for each inkjet cartridge from our recycling partner, www.recycle4charity.co.uk   They accept inkjet cartridges from Hewlett Packard, Lexmark, Canon, Neopost, Samsung or Dell, but unfortunately they do not accept Brother, Epson or Kodak cartridges.  

Jewellery or broken watches

You can recycle old or unwanted jewellery;  odd earrings, broken chains, costume jewellery, broken watches, children’s jewellery etc. in all materials, inlcuding: plastics, wood, bronze, gold and silver.   Request recycling envelopes from Debbie Smith either by ringing 01264 326 620, or emailing Debbie.s@macularsociety.org 

Everything you send is carefully examined by our recycling partner, www.recyclingforgoodcauses.org and either recycled or re-used.  High value items are sold separately, odd items are melted down and other metals, costume jewellery and watches are sold through auction houses, recycling artists, market traders or shops. Please be careful when deciding what to send, as items cannot be retrieved if you change your mind.

Cars and motorbikes

Every car or motorbike has a value, whether it is roadworthy, or only good for scrap.  GiveaCar is a social enterprise, which allows you to donate your old car or motorbike, just as you might donate old clothes to a charity shop.   GiveaCar aims to raise as much money as possible for registered charities like ours as well as recycle cars to the highest environmental standards.   

The process is very simple. When you call GiveaCar they will arrange for your car to be collected, at no cost to you and will either sell it at a salvage auction, or dispose of it through an authorised recycling treatment facility.  Please note that Giveacar do charge an admin fee to cover their basic costs, so if you do wish for your car to get the best possible donation value, we suggest selling your car privately in order to achieve the best price.  For further information, or to arrange to donate your unwanted car or metal item, please telephone GiveaCar on 0207 736 4242. Alternatively, please follow the link below to the GiveaCar website where you can find out more.www.giveacar.co.uk