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Green Hub

Recycling is very important to us here at the Folk Hall, we want to be a place where we can support you to recycle and reduce waste. We are constantly looking to expand what you can recycle here and therefore we can push for a greener, cleaner and better planet for us all. Throughout the building you will find a selection of recycling boxes, caddies and bins for you to recycle a range of items (See the table below). All these small things can have a big impact if we all do them together.

Recycling Hub

In the corridor by our Orchard Hall is the Recycling Hub, the one stop shop, for all things recycling. When we were putting together the Recycling Hub, the goal was to make one place where you can find the boxes, caddies and bins that you need for recycling. This includes paper and card, glass, plastic, pens, cans, batteries and much more.

What can you Recycle?Which box?Who it is for?
Paper and cardWhite BoxStandard Recycling
GlassWhite BoxStandard Recycling
PlasticWhite BoxStandard Recycling
CrispsWhite BoxSt. Nicks
Bread wrappers and Taylors coffee bags/pouches*White BoxChaffinch
Aluminium FoilGreen CaddySt. Nicks
PensPen CaddySt. Nicks
CansGreen BinCAN
Toothpaste tubes, plastic toothbrushes and electric toothbrush headsGreen CaddySt. Nicks
BatteriesBox at receptionStandard Recycling
Medication Blister PacksGreen CaddyMarie Curie
Used Postage StampsPaper EnvelopeRotary York Ainsty
*Any brand of bakery plastic packaging such as bread wrappers & Warburtons waxed paper can be recycling as well

Who we support?

As part of the recycling hub, we also support a number of groups and help them in collecting certain items. Read below for more details of the groups and links to their web pages:

CAN

‘ Our ultimate aim is to create a nature corridor across York , linking JRHT residents and green spaces.’

Chaffinch

‘We work to provide food, shelter and education to some of the most vulnerable children of Kibera – the largest urban slum in Africa.’

St. Nicks

St Nicks does work throughout York, recycling the correct materials through the drop off point helps fund the work St Nicks do across York.

Marie Curie

Recycling medication blister packs raises funds for the Marie Curie who provide care and support for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. 

Rotary York Ainsty

Collect your used stamps, give them to us – we will do the rest – and help create a world without barriers for people with sight loss, care of the RNIB.

We are changing the way we support access to food waste in our community!

From the 5th of December 2022, the Help Yourself Shelf will no longer receive waste food from supermarkets due to limited stock. This means from this date the Help Yourself Shelf will be closed. We are continuing to work with local groups and will be creating a donation box for New Earswick Helping Hands from January 2023.

Thank you to everyone who has donated to the shelf, helping us reduce food waste. We would like to say a particular thank you to volunteers at the Red Tower who have been delivering surplus food to the Help Yourself Shelf over the last few years and local volunteers who have regularly made donations.

We will still be supporting local groups such as New Earswick Helping Hands, Haxby Food Share and Bellfarm Food Bank, there is more information about what they offer on the posters below.

For more information or to share any feedback please contact amy.bates@jrht.org.uk or call Amy on 07773 219779

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