15/03/19 - We no longer collect items for the Ellacycle scheme. Please refer to https://www.terracycle.com/en-GB/brigades/ellacycle for details of other collection points. 
06/10/19 - We no longer collect items for the Pet Food Recycling Programme. Please refer to https://www.terracycle.co.uk/en-GB/brigades/petfood for details of other collection points. 
06/10/19 - We no longer collect items for the Air and Home Care Recycling Programme. Please refer to https://www.terracycle.co.uk/en-GB/brigades/air-and-home-care for details of other collection points.

 

Expand your recycling potential!

become a

RECYCLING AMBASSADOR

 

What are Recycling Ambassadors?

Recycling Ambassadors are individuals, groups or organisations that champion recycling and help, COG Youth Services, to reduce the amount of waste we send directly to landfill.

We have 3 levels of Ambassadors:

Level 1
THE COLLECTOR

– no age restriction.
– no commitments.
– no registration.
– collect as much as you like.
– donate as much as you like
– set up private collections in their homes or workplace.
– donate items to one of our drop off points.
– can do local litter picks (you can purchase litter picking items directly from us).

Level 2
THE SORTER

– no age restriction (under 13’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult).
– no regular commitments.
– no registration.
– help sort items.
– meet 1-2pm every Saturday.
– can log your own hours.
– take part in occassional litter picks (we will lend you equipment).
check vacancies

Level 3
THE PLANNER

– must be at least 13.
– regular weekly commitment needed (negotiated hours)
– registration required.
– lead on our various recycling projects
– start a public collection point in your local area
– DBS check maybe needed
– agree to work in accordance with our terms and conditions
check vacancies

 

What we collect

TerraCycle® and BIC® have partnered to create a free recycling scheme for all Writing Instruments. COG Youth Services is participating in this scheme.

TerraCycle® and Walkers® have partnered to create a free recycling scheme for all crisp packets. COG Youth Services is participating in this scheme.

TerraCycle®, McVitie’s®, Carr’s®, Go Ahead® and Jacob’s® have partnered to create a free recycling programme for any brand of biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers. COG Youth Services is participating in this scheme.

TerraCycle® and Colgate® have partnered to create a free recycling programme for all oral care products and packaging. COG Youth Services is participating in this scheme.

 

How do I collect items?

We recommend you use an old bag or reuse an old box. If you want to make it in to a more fun activity, watch our box upcycling video for schools and adapt it to the type of item you wish to put in it:

 

Where do I donate items?

Visit Leicester Information Centre (give to reception).
Green and Pleasant Wholefoods
53 Osmaston Road, Leicester (place in round black bin marked with Terracycles logo).

 

Keep up to date

Join our Mailing List for Recycling Ambassadors to get a weekly reminder about the drop in session and updates on any changes to the scheme.

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Recycling Ambassadors Update List

 

How does COG Youth Services benefit?

Every item we recycle through Terracycle is awarded points. We can convert these points into a financial amount. As a Not-For-Profit organisation, we use our points to support the aims of our organisation. If you prefer to support another cause, feel free to go to the Terracycle website to find another local collector or register yourself as a collector. Each point, we raise, is currently valued at 1p. You can check how much we’ve raised, to date, by going to our Events page.

 

FREE Poster

Click the button to download and print a FREE poster, we created, to help you collect the right items. Feel free to stick these up around your house or work.
All Items Poster

 

Individual and Corporate Support

This is a volunteer project, we rely on a number of different sources, to help fund it’s continued growth. If you like this project, please make a donation here:
Donate

Alternatively, if you are part of an organisation that would like to sponsor the project, please email us at info@cogyouthservices.co.uk.