Monday, July 08, 2019

   Great News
   Between January this year and the end of June, the book recycling has raised 
   for school. 

 Many wonderful books have been donated to our recycling centre. Some are sold locally. Most are sold/traded in on the internet.


Please continue to give your books to school--any age, type and condition. Those that aren't sold after a while, will be torn up and put in  our paper bank, boosting the half yearly weight credits that the school receives from Babergh/Mid Suffolk Council. 
They can be put in the appropriate blue wheelie bin at the recycling centre or dropped off at the bungalow which has  the book stall at the roadside in Whatfield Road 
          Good for school and Great for our environment!
P.S  We also collect atlases, old O.S. Maps, encyclopaedias
text books and instruction manuals

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Good and bad News

The GOOD news first.
These used spectacles have been left at the school’s recycling centre and will be delivered to Dunstone Optometry in Hadleigh soon  -  the second load this year.
They will be sent to Vision Aid Overseas, who recycle them to raise funds to support their work abroad.

Fundraising for school.
Babergh/Mid Suffolk have always supported our recycling Centre since it opened 25years ago, supplying new bins , offering advice and more recently, getting the recycling banks moved to the Village Hall's car park while the School's toilets were being refurbished. 
So the letter that arrived just before Christmas  from Babergh/Mid Suffolk Waste department  detailing a reduction in the money per tonne paid to school for paper, glass and textiles was a bit of a shock.  This was the first change since the recycling centre was opened 25years ago and I've always assumed that this was because money from the Landfill Tax, introduced by John Gummer to encourage recycling, subsidised our scheme.
It would seem that our school's eco-fundraising scheme will have to rely more on selling  books and  inkjet cartridges.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Over the last  year, this scheme has raised
for school.

Like many of the books that are left at the recycling centre, this perfect  little book, with a tatty cover, was  sold  to an internet buyer. Better quality books  are added to the book stall at the bottom of our drive in Whatfield Road.
We accept all types of adult and children's books-- any age and condition. Those that  are too tatty are torn up and put into the paper bank at our recycling centre and help to boost the weight credits that we receive from Babergh /Mid Suffolk Council.It's a win win situation! HURRAY

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Back to normal

It has taken a long time since my last post. The old toilets have been replaced and our recycling facilities will all be back on the slightly altered old site  by the end of next week.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

General update

It's been a .long time since I added a piece to this blog. In fact, I haven't spent the winter travelling the world, but  have been trying to keep up with a  number of changes recently, which have taken up a lot of my timeand energy!
Firstly-- just after my last report, BCR Global, the company that has serviced our  textile recycling all these years, surprised everyone by going into liquidation. The textile back was sealed up while another company was found to replace BCR.  Fortunately, with s a great deal of support from Babergh/Mid Suffolk Waste department, who supplied a  wheelie bin for the public to use, the textiles were all stored safely in my garage until the new company(ERC) started collections earlier this year.
About this time Takeback Ltd who take our laser and inket cartridges, was sold to another, very large company.  This hasn't  has much impact as yet.
Then -HURRAY -  the school anounced that the very ancient and problematical toilets were going to be replaced and the tempoery toilets needed to go on the recycling centre as it was the only place where the sewage pipe could be accessed!
So all the recycling banks were re-sited on the Village Hall car park. Once again Babergh/ Mid Suffolk waste and recycling department stepped in and organised this.
Only the Book Recycling has carried on as normal. Loads of wonderful books hav been donaated and I've had time tosort and sell them on the Internet
This just one of forty art books that I received this weekend. All in excellent condition. So far I've managed to photograph ten and add them to my store
Take a peep. You might be tempted!
PS. We now have a page on Facebook

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Super " AS NEW" books

The number of excellent second-hand books that people donate to our recyling centre is amazing.
Here are just a few that you can buy via our store front on Amazon

Have a look at the Amazon site.The quality of all the books that are featured are are better than "VERY GOOD" .

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

I shal be displaying this at the recycling centre later today.
Thiss amount doesn't include moneythat has been generated by book sales since this March  and the income from Takeback Ltd for recycling cartridges, since the end of last year.
No news, as yet about the work that needs to be done to improve the children's toilets.