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Community Recycle Scheme Logo

Community Recycle is a scheme established by companies operating within the external school environment sector. The initiative collects, coordinates and donates overstocked, unsellable items, returned goods and second-hand equipment to schools in our communities across the UK. It’s a great scheme that ensures goods, that would otherwise be left in storage or even go to landfill, are put to good use in the community, saving schools money and brightening up school grounds across the UK.

The types of material currently include:

Polycarbonate sheets
Shade sails
Post pads
Outdoor furniture items

If your school wants any item listed on this page please click on the link to let to us know.

Take a look at some of our thank you messages

Notton House Primary School

“As Headteacher, along with Rio, year 7, stood next to me, we are very grateful for the donation of the plant pot. It sits proudly in reception, showing all of our staff, young people, their families, and visitors, that the Notton House Core Values of Safety, Kindness, and Respect, are embraced in everything we do. We simply love our Core Values Tree! Every young person who attends Notton, has their name and award displayed on this.”


Michelle Reysenn
Headteacher, Notton House Academy

“We would like to thank the scheme for the generous donation to Monksdown Primary School. We will put the shade sail to good use to support the children in their outdoor learning. The lovely new canopy will be very welcome in the beautiful weather that I’m sure will reappear again soon!”


Monksdown Primary School

Shade sail we donated to Monksdown Primary School

Please note that demand is very high, while we would love to provide materials to every school it is not always possible. Please be mindful of other schools and only request one item. Items on this page may have already been allocated to another school.

We expect that materials donated will not be sold on and that you will take responsibility for responsible disposal if necessary.

Schools who have recently benefited from the Community Recycle Scheme include:

Presdales School – Fairford C of E Primary School – St Peter’s RC High School & Sixth Form – Weald Rise Primary School – Milborne St Andrew First School – Cherry Oak School – Colwall C of E Primary School – St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School – St Paul’s Catholic Primary School and Nursery – Hanbury CE First School – Partney C of E Aided Primary School – Heather Primary School – Saint Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School – Archibald First School – Heather Primary School – Saint Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School – Great Wilbraham CE Primary School – Notton House Academy – Looe Primary Academy – Oakfield Primary School – Poulner Junior School – Priory Primary School – Edgebury Primary School – Whitings Hill Primary School – Elizabeth Selby Infants’ School – Asterdale Primary School – Westhaven School – Lydiard Millicent CE Primary School – Kirkbie Kendal School – St Winefride’s Catholic Primary School – The Wroxham School – Astley CE Primary School – St Ambrose Catholic Primary School – Market Deeping Community Primary School – Bellefield C of E Primary and Nursery School – Lew Trenchard C of E Primary School – Stottesdon CE Primary School – Yelvertoft Primary School – Easebourne Primary School – Fulham Primary School – Ashmole Primary School – Langdon Primary School – St. Helena’s Church of England Primary School

Please note that these are potentially unsellable items. We cannot guarantee the suitability for re-use. We do not donate items to individuals or companies. These items are not for sale.

Community Recycle – March Way – Battlefield Enterprise Park – Shrewsbury – Shropshire – SY1 3JE – [email protected]