Ellie's Fund recycling 

An Ellie’s Fund initiative, we turn your everyday rubbish into money for brain tumour research – the biggest cancer killer of children in the UK.

So far, we've raised a massive £65k through recycling things you use every day.
All the money we raise from recycling is allocated to Ellie’s Fund and is spent on brain tumour research projects in Yorkshire.

For updated information please visit the Ellie's Fund recycling initiative Facebook page.

Please direct all recycling enquires to recycling@elliesfund.com and our team of volunteers will respond to your enquiry within five working days.

What can I bring to No 31?

At our charity shop, No 31 Otley Road, Headingley, we can accept:



  • PENS

Our opening times are HERE.

What can I recycle elsewhere? 

The following everyday items can be recycled through other Ellie's Fund drop off points. Only certain types of items are accepted and our sponsors have set weight limits for each type of waste. Please click on the item below for more information and the specific minimum weight requirements:

Please note that we can only accept certain types of each of these items and there is a minimum and maximum weight limit, see below for more details. 


Where do I send my recycling?

If you collect under the minimum weight for each item (click on the items above to find out what this is) you can take a look at our different drop-off points throughout the UK here.

If you collect the minimum weight (click on each of the items above to find out each specific minimum weight) please email recycling@elliesfund.com to get hold of a label and send your recycling bundles directly to our sponsor to be turned into £££s for Ellie’s Fund.

Please direct all recycling enquires to recycling@elliesfund.com and our team of volunteers will respond to your enquiry within 5 working days. 

Please note the maximum box size for all waste streams is 60x60x50cm. The maximum weight is 20kg, except for pens which is 25kg.


What happens to my recycling?

We send all the recycling to a depot in the North West of England where it is cleaned before being chipped or "extruded" into pellets. These pellets are then used to make other items, like watering cans, benches, ping-pong tables, raised flower beds and more. 

Once finished with, these items can go through the process again so that plastic is never sent to landfill.

We are paid by the weight of items we send for recycling, subject to minimum weight and strict box sizes (set by each sponsor) and have raised more than £65,000 to date!
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Email: info@yorksbtc.org.uk 

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