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:
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
“Langdon Primary School gratefully received a shade sail from the Community Recycle Scheme during the summer term. For a long time, we have thought that we needed more permanent shade in our decked play area for our youngest children. The area is overlooked by trees which provide lovely, dappled shade, but as the sun moves throughout the day this has not been enough. The sail shade provides just what we need. Being easy to move, we can change its position throughout the day or over the course of the year. During the summer term, it was even hoisted on its side as the sail to our pirate ship role play area! We’re really grateful for the generous gesture which has made a difference to our play facilities and ultimately to the children’s learning.”
Lynn Paylor Sutton
Headteacher, Langdon Primary School
“We would like to say a huge thank you for the posts we received from you. Finally we have been able to create our own mini fences for our toddlers and playgroup to use!”
Headteacher, Archibald First School
“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
“Thank you so much for your kindness towards Ashmole Primary School Parents & Staff Association by donating the shade sail. The last few months have been a particular challenge for so many and being able to get things to be of use to the children is wonderful. Many, many thanks for your help.”
PSA, Ashmole Primary School
“Thank you for your support in creating our outdoor EYFS area!”
We were delighted to receive a shade sail in the summer, which has proved to be an invaluable addition to our Key Stage 1 Outdoor Learning Environment. It provides much-needed cover from the heat and sun in the summer, and from rain and leaves in the autumn. As well as providing these very useful functions the children have used it as the roof to a den, a sailing ship and a spaceship – it really brings outdoor activities to life!
School Administrator, Market Deeping Community 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.