Local Charitable Giving & Recycling Opportunities 

Go Baby (Nottingham’s First Baby Bank)

The Baby Bank is in The Meadows on the precinct near the Co-Op and you can park at the back entrance for free. It’s in the Digitall Prints shop and the lady who runs it is called Natasha. Opening times are currently Monday and Wednesday 12-2pm. They accept good quality donations for children 0-5 years (except mattresses and car seats.) They have a Facebook page and they will collect items, if you are unable to deliver. 20 Bridgeway centre NG2 2JD, 0115 986 6044

Katherine's - 7 Abbey Circus, West Bridgford, NG2 5LY

Cheese packaging so long as it's the flexible sort - clean, dry and, preferably, flat please.

Also accepts crisp packets and plastic bottle tops.  Items go to Terracycle.

Contact - Katherine Rooke  at krooke2011@gmail.com

Men’s Toiletries

Hayward House palliative care based at Nottingham City hospital are always in need of men’s toiletries.

Holme Lodge Care Home

Holme Lodge are always looking for donations of towels, flannels, toiletries, mugs, cutlery and single bedding. Although no longer a charity, donations help them to use their limited resources to buy fun things for the residents. Any donations can be left in the porch. 1 Julian Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 5AQ

The Meadows Foodbank

The Meadows Foodbank has been chosen recently to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund. They are raising funds to set up a community fridge to store more of the fresh surplus food they receive, as they would like to add fruit and veg to food parcels to increase their nutritional value. Please consider buying a Co-op membership card for just £1 and selecting The Meadows

Foodbank on the Co-op website or app as your cause to receive funding towards their fresh food initiative. It’s quick and easy to set up and will make a big difference! You might also wish to join The Meadows Foodbank Facebook page to keep up-to-date with how you can help.

Stamps & Books 

Morrisons in Gamston are currently collecting used stamps and good quality adult and children’s books to sell to raise funds for children’s charity Clic Sargent. They can be dropped off for attention of Kelly, who is the Community Champion (and awesome!)

Plastic Takeaway Tubs - Drop of at 30 Newstead Drive 

The Friary homeless charity on Musters Road in West Bridgford need plastic takeaway tubs for handing out food. They sterilise them on arrival but please wash them and ideally connect them to their matching lid (with an elastic band if you’ve got them.)

Medicine Blister Packs

The pharmacy in Lady Bay have a box just inside the door where you can pop your empty medicine blister packs for recycling.

Contact lenses & Toothpaste Recycling

Find this lovely lady’s Facebook page, Tree's Homemade Terracycle Recycling Depo, as she has kindly set up recycling bins for contact lenses and blister packs and some toothbrush and toothpaste items. Tree opens up her bins periodically at her Lady Bay home for people to deposit their donations into for recycling. Please check carefully what can and cannot be recycled in this way, so as not to contaminate the bins.

OLIO App

You can list things you no longer want that other people might want to collect from your doorstep for free using the OLIO app (both food and non-food.)