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 enquiries 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 and other writing instruments

Our opening times are Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4.30pm.

What can I recycle elsewhere? 

The following everyday items can be recycled at other Ellie's Fund drop off points across the country, or via post. 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 and maximum weight requirements and which specific types of these items we can collect:
Please note the maximum box size for all waste streams is 60x60x50cm. The maximum weight is 20kg, except for pens which is 25kg.

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) then you can take a look at our different drop-off points throughout the UK here.

Once you have collected over the minimum weight (click on the items above to find out what this is) 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.

Make a note of the reference number on your postage label, the date you shipped your parcel and which waste stream it was. This allows us to track your parcel via our Terracycle account. We can then find out how much you have raised overall, and send a thank you!

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

Other ways to recycle

Alternatively, you can create your own easy shipping labels in order to recycle packaging from the following brands via Terracycle, generating a £2 donation per package received:
  • Marigold Gloves
  • Baylis & Harding
  • The Good Refill Pouch
  • Taylors of Harrogate
  • Babybel
  • Pilgrim's Choice
  • Ferrero Rocher
  • L.O.L. Surprise!
  • Kinder
  • PopSockets
  • Ueshima coffee
To find out more, go to donate.terracycle.com/en-GB/elliesfund/


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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Phone: 0113 340 0111
Email: info@yorksbtc.org.uk 

Phone: 0113 511 8111
Email: ybtcsupport@yorksbtc.org.uk

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