RECYCLING initiatives continue in 2014 in Ellisfield: Many thanks to those who collect and those who ensure collected items are correctly processed, in many cases raising money for good causes such as local hospices, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, not to mention saving the environment from toxic waste by recycling batteries.

Full details can be found on our village website, and for those who don’t have internet access: Axford Road – Woodpeckers; printer ink cartridges; The Acorns; aluminium foil, Northgate Lane – Northgate Cottage; batteries, Green Lane – 3 Park View; water filter cartridges, Mayfield; plastic milk bottle tops, mobile phones and chargers, Fairholme; used postage stamps, Berrydown Lane – Crickwood; items for St Michael’s Hospice Shop and rags.

Also nearby, Marks and Spencer have collection points for recycling Christmas cards throughout January. For every 1,000 cards recycled, the Woodland Trust will plant one tree. BDBC are recycling Christmas trees until January 26. Collection points are Homebase, Hatch Warren Community Centre, Avenue Nurseries Garden Centre, and Wyevale Garden Centre.