Welcome, Guest!

The East Dulwich Forum is an online community to discuss anything and everything about SE22. We were established all the way back in 2006! You can find more information about us here.

It looks like you're not registered. If you want to sign up, please click this link.

Recycling Various Items

Discuss life in London's East Dulwich. Talk about local restaurants, pubs, shops, services, transport, planning, it's up to you
Post Reply
Sue
Posts: 23499
Joined: 04 Dec 2006, 20:18

Sorry but I can't find the previous threads on this.

1. FOOD BAGS (not carrier bags) eg which have held frozen fruit or veg. Does the Co-op on Lordship Lane take these? If not, where is the nearest place I can take them? I have loads of them.

2. MEDICINE BLISTER PACKS. I believe the Superdrug near Camberwell Green takes these, as they have a pharmacy. Has anybody taken them there and can confirm this?

3. DAILY CONTACT LENS CASES. I was taking these to Paine and Hunger on Lordship Lane pre-Covid, but then they were closed unless you had an appointment. Is that still the case?

4. SMALL ELECTRICAL ITEMS. I googled, and found that Argos in Sainsbury's on DKH takes these, but it wasn't clear whether or not you had to buy a replacement at the same time. Can anybody confirm (they don't have a replacement I would want)?

Thanks. Again, sorry for the repetition but I hope this might be of use to others (assuming somebody knows the answers, of course!)
rachp
Posts: 212
Joined: 29 May 2010, 09:38

Food bags- Co-op definitely take them, I take all my soft plastic there now, it?s really handy
tomskip
Posts: 839
Joined: 22 Apr 2010, 23:44

You can now put "flimsy plastic" as they call it in the plastic bag recycling bins at Sainsburys Dog Kennel Hill. The tiny bin at the Co-Op on Lordship Lane is always full.
Castleton
Posts: 134
Joined: 11 Nov 2021, 18:01

https://thedharmatrails.com/alternative ... stic-bags/

Alternatives to plastic flimsy bags!
MrsR
Posts: 691
Joined: 19 Feb 2009, 12:15

small electrical items can be dropped in the recycling bin on Sydenham Hill nr No 36

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.43473 ... 384!8i8192
Lynne
Posts: 1176
Joined: 02 Oct 2007, 08:33

Superdrug in Camberwell takes blister packs
Sue
Posts: 23499
Joined: 04 Dec 2006, 20:18

Castleton Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> https://thedharmatrails.com/alternative-to-plastic
> -bags/
>
> Alternatives to plastic flimsy bags!


I'm talking about bags from things like frozen berries, but thanks!

But I'm confused now. If Sainsbury's now takes other bags with the carrier bags, are we talking about the flimsy bags used to put fresh fruit and veg in, or (what I am talking about) plastic bags which for example frozen peas or blueberries come in?
Sue
Posts: 23499
Joined: 04 Dec 2006, 20:18

MrsR Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> small electrical items can be dropped in the
> recycling bin on Sydenham Hill nr No 36
>
> https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.4347366,-0.06577
> 62,3a,37.5y,106.12h,73.21t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s6w3
> P7OrU0WZnknztDBGO8A!2e0!7i16384!8i8192


Excellent, thanks!
Sue
Posts: 23499
Joined: 04 Dec 2006, 20:18

Lynne Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Superdrug in Camberwell takes blister packs

Great, thanks! Do you think they will take two big bags of them at once?
ed_pete
Posts: 2154
Joined: 15 May 2007, 20:21

Paine and Hunger - not a great name for a business :) A company specialising in Medieval Torture perhaps ?
Sue
Posts: 23499
Joined: 04 Dec 2006, 20:18

ed_pete Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Paine and Hunger - not a great name for a business
> :) A company specialising in Medieval Torture
> perhaps ?

Ooops 🤣🤣🤣
Matheson
Posts: 19
Joined: 31 May 2012, 20:00

Lynne
Posts: 1176
Joined: 02 Oct 2007, 08:33

The blisterpack recycling was empty this week in Cambernwell. but I have known it get completely full, so it's a bit it and miss whether you could fit a lot in
Sue
Posts: 23499
Joined: 04 Dec 2006, 20:18

Matheson Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Contact lens waste recycling:
> https://www.visiondirect.co.uk/recycling-contact-l
> enses


Thank you, that's very useful
Sue
Posts: 23499
Joined: 04 Dec 2006, 20:18

Sue Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
If Sainsbury's now takes
> other bags with the carrier bags, are we talking
> about the flimsy bags used to put fresh fruit and
> veg in, or (what I am talking about) plastic bags
> which for example frozen peas or blueberries come
> in?


Sorry to repeat the question, but I am hoping to take my plastic bags up to Sainsbury's DKH tomorrow, so I need to know if they take bags which things like FROZEN peas or FROZEN fruit have been in?

Sorry for shouting!
Glemham
Posts: 46
Joined: 01 Dec 2014, 16:09

You need to look at the instructions for recycling on the individual bags/wrappings. These usually say ?not to be recycled at home but recycled with bags at larger supermarkets?.
Sue
Posts: 23499
Joined: 04 Dec 2006, 20:18

rachp Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Food bags- Co-op definitely take them, I take all
> my soft plastic there now, it?s really handy


I just took a small number of my bags there, searched all over the store for a bin for them, eventually asked at the till and was told they don't take them???
MrsR
Posts: 691
Joined: 19 Feb 2009, 12:15

The co-op in Forest Hill Road and in Evelina Road, Nunhead definitely take soft plastics. The bins are just inside the entrance doors.
tomskip
Posts: 839
Joined: 22 Apr 2010, 23:44

The Co-Op on Lordship Lane did have a bin (at the front, near the tobacco/drink kiosk) until recently at least.

Sainsburys have a handy list on the outside of the plastic bag bins (near the photo booth) telling you exactly what kind of plastic you can now put in them. I expect it includes packaging for FROZEN PEAS.
Sue
Posts: 23499
Joined: 04 Dec 2006, 20:18

tomskip Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> The Co-Op on Lordship Lane did have a bin (at the
> front, near the tobacco/drink kiosk) until
> recently at least.
>
> Sainsburys have a handy list on the outside of the
> plastic bag bins (near the photo booth) telling
> you exactly what kind of plastic you can now put
> in them. I expect it includes packaging for FROZEN
> PEAS.

Yes, I had to go there anyway today to get photos taken, so I checked out the bins and took a photo of the list!

Amazed to find three big bins for the recycling!
Sue
Posts: 23499
Joined: 04 Dec 2006, 20:18

Lynne Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> The blisterpack recycling was empty this week in
> Cambernwell. but I have known it get completely
> full, so it's a bit it and miss whether you could
> fit a lot in

I took my massive amount to Camberwell Superdrug today, and the bin was full, but I asked the person on the pharmacy counter and she had another big box behind the counter, so I was able to put them all in there.

Result!
Sue
Posts: 23499
Joined: 04 Dec 2006, 20:18

Matheson Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Contact lens waste recycling:
> https://www.visiondirect.co.uk/recycling-contact-l
> enses


I've used this now, it was very easy, thanks.

You print out a label and take the package to the Post Office. I had quite a large boxful.

Postage is free.

The worst part was the queue at the Post Office. I probably shouldn't have gone the day after their strike! I did the whole of the Grauniad quick crossword and started the cryptic one 🤣
ed_pete
Posts: 2154
Joined: 15 May 2007, 20:21

M&S on Lordship Lane has a box for recycling different types of plastic. Attached is a not-too-good photo of what they accept.
Sue
Posts: 23499
Joined: 04 Dec 2006, 20:18

ed_pete Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> M&S on Lordship Lane has a box for recycling
> different types of plastic. Attached is a
> not-too-good photo of what they accept.
>

Several of the pictures have M&S on them. Does that mean they only take their own wrappers?
Sue
Posts: 23499
Joined: 04 Dec 2006, 20:18

Sue Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> ed_pete Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > M&S on Lordship Lane has a box for recycling
> > different types of plastic. Attached is a
> > not-too-good photo of what they accept.
> >
>
> Several of the pictures have M&S on them. Does
> that mean they only take their own wrappers?


I went in today and asked one of the assistants. She didn't know. She asked another one. She didn't know either 😂

I think although it's further away I'll stick to the Sainsbury's recycling bins. Also I'm less tempted to go and investigate their food (I came away from M&S with Florentines. I feel a bit sick now 😂)
JessM
Posts: 153
Joined: 09 Jun 2009, 22:52

Woodfall optician on Lordship Lane take daily contact lenses and packaging (No need for appointment)
ed_pete
Posts: 2154
Joined: 15 May 2007, 20:21

I typed the words "marks and spencer plastic recycling" into a search engine and this was the top result.

https://corporate.marksandspencer.com/p ... ing-scheme

Sue Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Sue Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > ed_pete Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > M&S on Lordship Lane has a box for recycling
> > > different types of plastic. Attached is a
> > > not-too-good photo of what they accept.
> > >
> >
> > Several of the pictures have M&S on them. Does
> > that mean they only take their own wrappers?
>
>
> I went in today and asked one of the assistants.
> She didn't know. She asked another one. She didn't
> know either 😂
>
> I think although it's further away I'll stick to
> the Sainsbury's recycling bins. Also I'm less
> tempted to go and investigate their food (I came
> away from M&S with Florentines. I feel a bit sick
> now 😂)
Sue
Posts: 23499
Joined: 04 Dec 2006, 20:18

JessM Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Woodfall optician on Lordship Lane take daily
> contact lenses and packaging (No need for
> appointment)

Thanks Jess! That might be easier than packing them up and queuing at the Post Office.

They might be able to mend the glasses I just sat on, too 😂
Sue
Posts: 23499
Joined: 04 Dec 2006, 20:18

ed_pete Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> I typed the words "marks and spencer plastic
> recycling" into a search engine and this was the
> top result.
>
> https://corporate.marksandspencer.com/plastic-recy
> cling-scheme
>

Thanks, that's quite clear that they do take other shops' plastic.

That's very useful to know as I won't be accumulating such masses of stuff in the future I hope (I had been avoiding going into shops) so I can take them up when I'm passing.
Sue
Posts: 23499
Joined: 04 Dec 2006, 20:18

Does anyone know of anywhere I can recycle plastic coat hangers? I'm assuming shops won't take any from other shops, and I don't think charity shops want them?
Post Reply