Recycling and lifestyle fundraising

Everyday fundraising

Make a difference for wildlife every single day!

Easy things you can do every day to raise vital funds to support Essex Wildlife Trust, without costing you a penny!

Recycle and Raise vital funds

Recycle your unwanted items to help protect our planet and raise money all at the same time. Explore all the ways to kickstart your recycling:

Clothing, textiles and Bras
Jewellery and Watches
Mobile Phones & tablets
Electronics – old cameras and game consoles
Currency and Stamps
Ink Cartridges

How to Recycle?

For our Clothing Recycling scheme, there are designated bins at Hanningfield, Thorndon or Chafford Gorges visitor centres, or at Abbotts Hall Farm, please drop your items of here. 

Nature Discovery Centres

Please ensure Bras are kept separate from your other clothing, these can be dropped off to head office or any of our visitor centres. 

To recycle your Jewellery, Watches, currency, stamps and electronics including mobile phones, tablets, old camera equipment and game consoles, download a free postage label or request a sack and free collection.

Start Recycling
Ink Cartridge Recycling
Recycle your car

Shop with a purpose

Each purchase will raise a donation for wildlife and at no extra cost to you. With thousands of retailers to choose from, start shopping today!

Support from your local stores and supermarkets

Many stores and supermarkets help support their local communities by offering customers a chance to choose a charity of their choice to receive a donation.

How you can help?
You can nominate the trust for these schemes and vote for us when you see us in your local store.

Find your nearest store online or visit the store in person to complete a nomination form to nominate Essex Wildlife Trust. You can find some of the current supermarket schemes below.

ASDA Green Token Giving
Asda select three local causes every three months to receive either a £500 or £200 donation.

Waitrose Community Matters
Waitrose choose three local charities every month to receive a share of £1000, decided by their customers.

John Lewis Community Matters
John Lewis stores choose three local charities every three months to receive a share of £3000 – voted for by their customers.