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What we can and cannot take 2017
Proper Job is a not-for-profit re-use and recycling center, we collect unwanted furniture, electricals, books, textiles etc, that are in good re-usable condition. We aim to prevent useful items from ending up in landfill by putting them up for sale at affordable prices.
We offer a special 15% discount on furniture to people who are on benefits, pensioners, people with disabilities and students upon supply of evidence.
If you would like to donate items for re-use or scrap for recycling, please check what we can and cannot take and what items we charge for. You can either bring them to us at Proper Job Ltd. or we can pick them up in our van for a small charge. Please call 01647432985 for collection quote or for more information.
We Can Take
All ferrous metal, Aluminum, Books, Brass, Bric a Brac (Clean and undamaged) Building materials (re-useable), Batteries, Baths (not plastic) Car batteries, CD’s, Children’s toys (as good as new and complete) Clothes, Clean duvets, Clean linen, Clean curtains (in good condition) Copper, Directories, DVD’s, Electrical cable, Electrical items (in working order) Furniture (in good re-useable condition), Kitchenware, Tools, Magazines and newspapers, Mattresses (Clean/ stain free & must have fire reg. ticket), Mobile phones, Paint (At least half full and re-useable), Paper, Plastic bags, Plumbing materials, Prams / Push chairs (in good clean condition and must pass our safety inspection) Printer Cartridges (no compatibles) Shoes, Soft furnishings (Clean/ stain free. Must have fire reg. ticket) Tetra-paks (must be clean), Textiles (clean), Tools, Washing machines, Ovens etc. (in good working order) Wood for re-use (must be more than a meter in length and re-useable) Wooden doors and windows…. and much more.
We cannot take
Asbestos, Plastic Baths & Shower trays (plastic, fibre glass or composite) Computer equipment, Fluorescent tubes and low energy light bulbs, Fridges/ Freezers, Foot Spas and Razors (any other personal hygiene products), Food Waste, Garden chemicals, Gas bottles, Glass bottles, Hardboard, Landfill, MDF, Plasterboard, Plastic window and doors (if damaged or un-usable) Internet Routers, Shower Screens, Safety goods – car seats and harnesses etc. Stained mattresses, duvets and pillows, Tyres, TV’s and monitors, Plastic items that are broken, Well-loved cuddly toys
Price (Minimum charge) a bag = 25kg sack
Soil and rubble: Includes un-us bricks, blocks, slates, tiles, rubble, paving slabs, concrete, gravel, tarmac, stones, soil, sand, hardcore and sanitary ware (ceramic toilets, sinks, pedestals etc).
Plastic framed windows and doors: Please note we cannot accept doors and windows without frames or if the glass is smashed.
Wood/ Chipboard / Plywood (off cuts) No MDF or hardboard. Please note if a piece of wood is less than a meter long it is considered scrap.
Cardboard (Flat pack) – must be clean and dry
All compostable materials from the garden Please no root boles, or chemically treated foliage.
Chipboard and flat pack Furniture – Please note that we find it very hard to get flat pack, chipboard furniture re-used, and therefore we have to charge for scrappage.
Ovens, Washing machines etc. for scrap. (un-useable/ broken)
Please note that we are not a council run facility, and therefore we have to pass on the cost of handling and recycling materials on to you. We are proud of being able to provide a local recycling service and we wish to continue, however we have to cover the costs of skip rental and disposal.
Please note that prices and what we are able to accept may change throughout the year.
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Mining the raw materials to make aluminium is destructive and the energy required to transform the bauxite ore into the metal uses massive amounts of electricity (about 2% of global demand - according to Fred Pearce's Book 'confessions of an eco-sinner') - but recycling aluminium takes a fraction of the energy. The UK is one of the worlds worst recyclers of aluminium, doubtless in years to come we will be digging up our landfill sites to get the precious metals we have carelessly tossed aside. In the meantime put you aluminium cans out for recycling and take the rest to Proper Job!
so much is made from Aluminium
As well as your old pots and pans we can take window frames, greenhouse staging anything, in fact, made out of aluminium.
Only bring batteries which have been kept clean and dry please.
Batteries are sorted into chemical type, bulked up and sent for recycling. Base metals are recovered for re-use. See www.batteryback.org for more information on battery recycling.
We take all books what ever condition they are in as we can recycle the materials if we are unable to resell them.
The brass industry is well organised and equipped to recycle brass products at the end of their lives. Making brass from new copper and zinc sources would be uneconomical and a waste of raw materials.
New brass articles are made from recycled scrap, making brass a sustainable sector. In the UK brass manufacturers use almost 100% brass scrap.
Pots, pans, cups and crockery we take the lot.
* Please be aware that if crockery it is cracked and broken we will ask for a small donation for it to go in the rubble skip.
* If your items are made from plastic that we cannot sell or recycle we will kindly ask you to take them away with you.
We recycle bubble wrap how ever you could always re-use it.
Bubblewrap is particularly useful for:
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Can I recycle it?
We take bricks, tiles, wood, screws and lots more. If the materials are too big or heavy to fit in your car we can collect it. See we collect page.
The main types of cardboard we find at home are corrugated cardboard (i.e. packing boxes) and the types used for food and drink packaging - such as cereal boxes, egg cartons, cardboard sleeves or boxes from ready meals etc. We take both types at Proper Job. All cardboard must be dry.
Alternatively you could -
We take CD's and DVD's what ever condition they are in we will separate them and recycle each component part.
We can resell ceramics that are undamaged however if they are chipped or cracked we will ask for a donation to put it in the rubble skip.
We can only take children's plastic toys if they are complete and undamaged so we can sell them. We are unable to send the plastic off for recycling therefore it ends up in landfill.
We charge £1 for a (bin bag sized) bundle to put it in out wood skip.
This also applies to OSB and Ply-wood.
Please note that many pieces of funiture made from these materials especially after being 'flat packed' for transport never go back together as well and we may charge to dispose of them. eg. a kitchen unit will cost you £2.50.
We are unable to take duvets and pillows that are stained because we are unable to resell them. They end up going to landfill and we have to pay for it.
So what can I do with dirty duvet?
We re use clean linen by selling it and we send off the linen we can not sell to a recycling company to make rags and insulation.
At Proper Job we have the largest range of clothes in Chagford so why not drop off some old clothes you don't want anymore and buy some new ones whilst you are here.
Did you know that.
an estimated £140 million worth (350,000 tonnes) of used clothing goes to landfill
in the UK every year.
For thousands of years, copper and copper alloys have been recycled. This has been a normal economic practice, even if regretted by some. One of the wonders of the old world, the Colossus of Rhodes, a statue spanning the entrance to Rhodes Harbour, was said to have been made of copper. No trace of it remains since it was recycled to make useful artefacts.
In the Middle Ages it was common that after a war the bronze cannons were melted down to make more useful items. In times of war even church bells were used to produce cannon.
The entire economy of the copper and copper alloy industry is dependent on the economic recycling of any surplus products. There is a wide range of copper based materials made for a large variety of applications. To use the most suitable and cheapest feedstock for making components gives the most economic cost price for the material.
When you've finished with your local Phone Book please recycle it by bring it to us.
We take both working and scratched CD's and DVDs as we can either resell or recycle them.
What else can I do with them?
Electrical wire will be present in many areas of your home, including electronics and household appliances. You might also have old electrical wire lying around because you're not sure how to dispose of it. You may feel tempted to simply throw it away. However, before you do, understand that electrical wire has several recyclable components. By recycling your electrical wire, instead of throwing it away, you're helping to create new materials and protect natural resources, such as copper, which is commonly found in electrical wires.
If you have items which are broken and need a lick of paint or a simple repair to get them back into shape, why not have a go? With a bit of practice and TLC your old furniture could take on a whole new lease of life!
Many gardening hand tools can be re-used by others, even if they need simple repairs. If they are beyond repair though we can break them down to their component parts and recycle them
There are plenty of varieties of glass including Pyrex, plate glass, fire glass, toughened and laminate. Where possible these items are re-used, but if not we can recycle them. However this service costs us and we may have to pass the cost on to you. £1.00 per bucket. Toughened laminate and double glazed units are very hard for us to process and are better off taken to a council facility if damaged.
We only take glass bottles if we can re sell them as ornaments, you can recycle domestic glass bottles in your household recycling collection provided by the council
We then turn your green waste in to wonderful fertile compost that we sell.
Seived compost- £4.00 a bag (40lt)
Unseived compost - £1.60 a bag (40lt)
Unseived loose compost - £25.00m3 (If you load it up)
Unseived loose compost - £40.00m3 (If we load it up)
50/50 Deal = you and a partner come and seive a load. You take 1/2 for free and we keep the other 1/2. (Please ring first)
We use paper every day and as a nation 12.5 million tonnes is used each year.
Mobiles contain a range of materials including metals, plastics and several valuable components - such as silver - which can be extracted and re-used. There are an increasing number of options for recycling and re-using old mobile phones. Remember to delete all personal data from your handset before selling or recycling your old phone - your service provider can advise on how to do this.
As part of Re-Paint we accept paint that is-
1) under 5 years old
2) is in its original container
3) the container must be free from rust and undamaged
4) it must be a non hazardous house-hold paint
5) the can must be over 1/2 full
6) it must be reuseable no thick skins or frost damage
Please note that all paint is check on arrival by a member of staff infront of the customer so please allow time for this to take place.
The quality of paper produced through our recycled paper is comparable to that made from virgin raw material.
We do not accept trade rubble, we only accept small domestic amounts £3 carrier bag.
Please note if you bring us broken crockery we will charge you to put it in the rubble skip.
We accept sinks, pedestals, toilets, cisterns and baths. If white we ask for a £1.75 donation (incase of disposal). Non white we charge £4.50 per item.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT PLASTIC BATHS OR SHOWER TRAYS
We now take electrical goods if they are in full working order. We only take items that we can check infront of the customer.
ALL FUNCTIONS MUST BE PROVEN TO WORK therefore we are unable to accept televisions, printers, scanners, videos and tape players, sky boxes etc. because they cannot have there functions tested onsite.
However if your appliance is made out or materials that we can recycle we will skip it for you.
We take wood and timbre that is reusable.
If wood is not reusable then you will be charge for scrapage. £1.50 per bin bag sized bundle.
Any timber less than one metre long is considered scrap.
We take tiles for scrap and reuse we charge £3 per kg if tiles are unusable and £1.50 per kg if they are useable.
Please note that if there is less than 1m2 or they are very dated we treat the tiles as unusable and you will be charged £3 per kg.
We charge for this service to cover the high cost of disposing of our rubble skip.
We Can't Take:
We do not accept Asbestos.
Computer equipment notes to follow
Due to UK Copyright law we are unable to sell home recorded videos and tapes. We are also unable to recycle them, therfore we do not accept them.
Fluorescent tubes and low energy light bulbs notes to follow soon
Gas bottles notes to follow soon
We recycle glass however we avoid glass bottles.
Glass bottle are taken away by the council in your house hold recycling. If you have alot after having a party take them to the local bottle bank and have a smashing time!
Hardboard notes to follow soon
We do not accept bin bags of mixed house hold rubbish.
MDF notes to follow soon
Safety goods – helmets, car seats notes to follow soon
Stained mattresses, duvets, pillows notes to follow soon
Toxic materials notes to follow soon
Unusable paint or empty tins notes to follow soon