Recycling Directory


Some details of local services that help us to live in a more environmentally friendly way.

Local Shops

1. Use the market which operates on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday for fresh fruit and vegetables. Also every other Saturday, refill soaps, shampoos, household cleaners, compostable waste bags etc. at ‘Rachel’ stall.

2. A.L.G Bakery London Road car park, Newark. Family run bakery providing freshly baked bread and cakes daily.

3. The Barn at 24 the Ropewalk, Southwell do refills of household cleaners, such as washing up liquid, floor cleaner, shampoo and conditioner, hand wash etc. You can take your own containers or buy pre-filled glass ones which you can then use for future filling. 

This business is due to open a second shop in Newark at the old Castlegate Antiques premises hopefully by mid September.

4.  Kirkgate Health Store 42 Kirkgate Newark. Sells whole foods, veggie and vegan foods, ecover products and natural cosmetics plus wide range of vitamins, supplements etc.

5 The Little Hair Studio, 68 Albert Street, Newark. Quote from their website ‘We recycle 95% of our waste’.

7. There are many charity shops in Newark for recycling clothes, shoes and other useful items.

8 Books CDs, and music manuscripts can be recycled at Bookwise, Queens Court and at Oxfam, Carter Gate.

7. Supermarkets are beginning to offer more facilities for recycling. In Newark Asda, Morrisons, Waitrose and Co-op will recycle mixed plastics and batteries. 

8. Nearby Farm Shops

Maxeys, Hockerton Road, Kirklington, Newark, NG22 8PB

Hardys, Corner Farm, Hawton Lane, Farndon, Newark, NG24 3SD

Hill Farm, Edingley, Newark, NG23 5JD

(Only open at the weekend)

The Real Milk Co. New Holbeck Farm, Radley Road NG22 8AT


Donating Furniture and other household items

The Furniture Project is a voluntary organisation that accepts donations of unwanted furniture and good quality reusable household items, cleans and renovates where necessary and passes them onto families and individuals in times of need.

Furniture Project, Forest Road, New Ollerton, Newark  tel 01623 836410

The Heart Foundation needs unwanted such as clothing, toys books furniture, electrical and home wares and much more for their shops. Donations can be dropped off at the shop or for larger items there is a free collection service.

The Newark local shop

7 St Marks Shopping Centre, NG24 1XT, Tel 01636 676563

Newark Household recycling centre Brunel Drive.

Below is a list of the things that can be recycled at the centre in Newark. Recently, as a trial, tetrapaks and aluminium foil and trays are also being recycled at the centre


Glass                                                 Chipboard

Plastic bottles                                  Wood

Textiles                                             Electric items

Cans                                                  Garden Waste

Engine oil                                         Scrap metal

Car batteries                                    Plasterboard

Household batteries                       Paint                              (and more)


A useful website for Green Southwell recycling directory

Kerbside recycling – grey bins