Recycling for Alzheimer's Society

We recycle a wide range of items – from foreign coins and old jewellery to technology, stamps, cameras and cars. This page explains what you can donate and how to do it.

Last update 22 June 2020

Recycling is a great way to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Society. Covid-19 restrictions are lifting and we're now able to receive old jewellery recycling envelopes- why not have a clear out during lockdown, fill your envelopes and pop them in the post?

Have something to recycle? Donate your old or unwanted items to Alzheimer's Society and you'll be raising vital funds to support people affected by dementia.

Your kind donations of old jewellery have raised over £1.5 million! With our new recycling initiatives there's a lot more you can recycle too.

What can I recycle?

  • Old jewellery - we welcome jewellery of any kind, including broken and unwanted items.
  • Foreign coins - all coins and notes accepted, including obsolete currency.
  • Cameras -old film, digital and video
  • Stamps - loose stamps, albums, first day covers, presentation packs, collections, postcard collections
  • Technology - sat-navs, iPods, MP3 players, DVD players, games consoles, laptops, tablets, iPads and more
  • Cars - Unwanted vehicles can be recycled via the Give A Car scheme (call 020 7736 4242 or visit the website

How to recycle with us:

Our Old Jewellery Appeal welcomes jewellery of any kind - whether it's an odd cufflink or earring, or a bracelet or necklace that you no longer wear.

Making a donation couldn't be simpler;

  1. Request a free jiffy bag by completing our short online form 
  2. Add your jewellery to the bag along with your name and contact details
  3. Post the jiffy bag and it will come straight to us via the freepost address!

Please note, due to a very high interest in this appeal, it may take up to 2 weeks for your envelope to arrive. 

Alternatively, you can recycle your jewellery via the below address. Please include your name and contact details when sending your donation, so that we can ensure it reaches us safely.

Alzheimer’s Society
c/o Partridges
3 Eagle Avenue
Magnetic Park Desborough
NN14 2WD

A box of old jewellery

Whether you're recycling loose holiday change, ink cartridges or old technology, your donation helps us to support people affected by dementia.

Here's how to recycle your old or unwanted items:

  1. Find your nearest drop-off point by searching your postcode on our map
  2. Check opening hours. Most of our offices are open Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm), however times do vary from office to office and are subject to change. Give your local office a call to confirm their opening hours
  3. Visit and donate. Drop off your donation at the office - easy!

Please note: we do not have any drop off points in Scotland as Alzheimer's Society operates in England, Wales and Northern Ireland only.

If you have a question about recycling with Alzheimer's Society, you can call us on 0330 333 0804 or email us.

You can also find answers to some frequently asked questions below:

Do you accept obsolete and pre-Euro currency?

Yes! All coins and notes are accepted. 

Will my data be wiped off my donated device?

Yes. Although we recommend that all phones, tablets and other devices are wiped before donation they are split into 3 groups.

  • Working/ Faulty (but powering) smartphones – tested and wiped.
  • Physically good condition feature phones – tested and wiped (mainly Nokia and Samsung).
  • Poor condition, faulty and incomplete feature and smartphones – destroyed and base materials recycled

Can I donate my old car?

Yes! Old and unwanted cars can be recycled via the Give A Car scheme. Call 020 7736 4242 or visit the website and nominate Alzheimer's Society as your chosen charity.

Can I recycle at my workplace?

Yes! You can either register your workplace as a drop-off point or your staff can collect internally. For further details, please email us.

Raise funds with recycling

Ready to raise funds with recycling? Request a freepost envelope to donate your old jewellery, or find your local drop-off point to recycle other items.

Find your drop-off point Request a jewellery bag
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