Frequently Asked Questions

How will it work in the Allen Valleys?

Please collect waste as detailed on the information poster.  (Click here) 

Please make sure that you only include the permitted items and make sure that things that can go into council recycling do!

You can drop off your items at the green and blue recycling bins outside St Cuthbert's Church Hall in Allendale.

  • Corks, old candles and printer ink cartridges can be left in the relevant container in the back of church and will be taken to third party recycling points by church volunteers. (sorry no laser cartridges)

 Terracycle waste left in the green bin at the Church Hall will be taken to the Primary School where children who have volunteered to help with the project will sort it into the different categories.


Items are then packaged up for collection. 


The school receives a small amount of money for each package and is using this money to develop further environment related schemes in school.

Soft plastics from the blue wheelie bin ill be taken to a third party recycling point by church volunteers.

What is TerraCycle?

TerraCycle is Eliminating the Idea of Waste® by recycling the "non-recyclable." TerraCycle can collect and recycle almost any form of waste. They partner with individual collectors as well as major consumer product companies, retailers, manufacturers, municipalities, and small businesses across 20 different countries.


'With your help, we are able to divert millions of pounds of waste from landfills and incinerators each month.'

Please see this simple A4 summary that you can print out at home (or collect a copy from the back of St Cuthbert's Church).



Where can I find out more? Click on one of the links below..

Terracycle: - for more information about each waste stream and what happens to the waste.


Northumberland County Council Recycling:

Start saving your recyclable items today