Items to recycle

Where to take items to be re-used or recycled in Alsager

  • The information below is subject to COVID restrictions, so check before travelling.
  • From 12th April 2021, local charity shops are due to re-open. Check with them for the days and times when they are able to accept donations – please don’t just leave bags at their front door.
  • Alternatively, you may like to donate unwanted clothes (apart from school uniform) to Oxfam, using their free collection service. More information here. Simply apply online, and they post you a bag which you fill and take to your nearest Collect+ point, such as Alsager Food and Wine on Crewe Road.


Alsager Book Emporium, Hassall Road former Methodist chapel, raising funds for Englesea Brook Museum of Methodism. Open Fri & Sat 10am – 2pm. Phone 01270 625444


School uniform & shoes
Alsager Community Support Centre for distribution to local families


Non-perishable Food, Plastic Carrier Bags, Toiletries, Disposable Nappies
Alsager Foodbank. Various drop off points including supermarkets, churches & Alsager Community Support Centre


Mobile Phones, laptops and tablets
Alsager Community Support Centre for distribution via Alsager Rotary to people in need, and to local schoolchildren.


Bras (in reasonable condition)
Alsager Community Support Centre, for Uganda. How to find us.


Children’s toys, books, clothes, bedding & equipment
St Luke’s Hospice Children’s charity shop at 3, Crewe Road, Alsager. Phone 01270 879151. (Fundraising).


Children’s beds, cots, wardrobes, bedding and clothing
Alice Charity distributes direct to families in need across Stoke and Newcastle. Phone 01782 627017. Fortnightly collection.


Toys, household items, clothing, baby equipment
Arch North Staffs, for the homeless and the women’s refuge. Phone Christiana Morris: 01270 875546


Clothing, shoes, unwanted gifts, toys, CDs, DVDs, bric a brac etc
Local charity shops: Age U.K., Headway, Cancer research, Douglas Macmillan & St Luke’s Hospice shops are all in Alsager. (Fundraising)


Seeds and plants, flower pots & trays
Alsager Sustainability Group seed swap stall open to all at the monthly Olive and Stitch Market (April to October, if restrictions allow) or the Alsager Gardens Association hut at Cedar Avenue.


Old blankets, Towels, Fleece Throws, Pet Food, Dog & Cat Bedding and Equipment
Alsager Animals in Need (for use with rescued pets). Also small items of Furniture, Bric-a-brac, Memorabilia, Pictures etc. for sale at monthly auctions to raise funds. Phone 01270 875260.


Water filters (Brita/Tesco), Inkjet Cartridges, Batteries & Energy Saving Lightbulbs
Tesco store at Kidsgrove


All supermarkets should have collection boxes in store. Car batteries should be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centre, Hassall Road, Alsager ST7 2SJ (01270 877691)


Small electrical items in working order **
Headway charity shop (fundraising)


Computers – Desktop & Laptops **, Sewing & knitting machines, Garden tools, Electric Power Tools, Carpentry, Plumbing, Motor Mechanics, & Building Tools
Tools with a Mission will refurbish these and send to Africa. Phone Gordon on 01270 872832 to arrange collection.


Alsager Health Centre entrance lobby or Scrivens opticians, for Lions Club who collect and send to developing countries.


Spectacles, mobile phones, postcards (new or used), toner & inkjet cartridges (not Epsom) small batteries
Wesley Place Church


Leftover or unused Medicines and used inhalers
Return to any pharmacy for safe disposal.


Empty medicine blister packs
Recycle via any branch of Superdrug (eg. Crewe, Congleton or Hanley)


Furniture & Household items, Baby Equipment, Bikes, Children’s clothes, Cookers, Fridges, Freezers, Tumble Dryers
St Paul’s Centre, Crewe, for distribution to families in need.  Phone 01270 586186 to arrange collection.


Sofas, Suites, Armchairs, Tables, Chairs, Desks, Cabinets, Beds and Bedroom Furniture, TVs, Hi-Fis, Washing Machines, Small Electricals **
British Heart Foundation 13-14 Victoria Centre, Crewe. Phone 01270 861985 or book online to arrange collection.


Electrical items in non-working order **, soft furniture without a fire safety label & other bulky items
Take to Household Waste Recycling Centre, Hassall Road, Alsager ST7 2SJ (01270 877691). Collection can be arranged for a fee (usually £41 for up to three items, though this is reduced to £29.50  if you are on certain benefits) (Fees as at March 2021) Phone 0300 123 5011, or apply online . More information here.


Postage stamps, Stamp Collections, Coins, Jewellery
Alsager Community Support Centre, for Stampout MND raising funds for Motor Neurone Disease research. How to find us.


** For your own security, before recycling, always ensure your personal data has been, or will be, removed from your electronic devices, including mobile phones, tablets, laptops, smart TVs & sat navs. More information here.


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