Collect And Recycle Items To Help Animals


You can collect certain things to help animal charities and rescue shelters, who then recycle them for money. The following list of items can be used to raise money for animal charities and rescues:

  • Empty printer ink cartridges
  • Old mobile cell phones
  • Used stamps
  • Left over foreign currency
  • Old and broken gold jewellery
  • Old padded envelopes can be useful for charities who fund raise online

Not all of the above items can be used to fund raise for every animal charity and rescue, it depends on which schemes they are taking part in. If you see ideas for fundraising which a rescue you know of  is not currently benefiting from, point them to this page.

Image: Items can be recycled to raise funds for animal charities and rescues

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Recycle Cell Phones and Ink & Toner Cartridges

Both old cell phones, and empty inkjet and toner cartridges can be recycled. Animal charities can receive a donation for each recyclable cell phone or ink cartridge. It does not matter how old the mobile cell phones are, the condition they are in, or whether they work or not.

Image: Recycle old mobile cell phones, and ink and toner cartridges, for animal charity. Image Source


If you know an animal charity who would like to benefit from raising money this way, they can register with this scheme, and/or this scheme.

You can encourage your workplace to get involved in helping animal charities by recycling ink cartridges and mobile phones. Their are details for your company here. A free collection service is provided if you are able to donate a large number. See links below for details. Where mobile phones are accepted for recycling, they can only be donated this way, and not using the free post labels or envelopes. This is due to UK postage regulations.


By visiting the links below, you can get free-post labels or envelopes in order to send your ink cartridges to be recycled in aid of the animal charities stated:

Recyle For The RSPCA

Recycle For The PDSA

Recycle For K9Focus

Recycle For ORCA (Whales And Dolphins)

Recycle For Dogs Trust UK

Recycle For Dogs Trust Ireland

Recycle For The Farnham And Wey Valley Cats Protection

Recycle For Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary

Recycle For The Scottish SPCA

Recycle For The RSPB

Recycle For Whale And Dolphin Conservation

Recycle For The Brooke (Action For Working Horses & Donkeys)

Recycle For South West Equine Protection (SWEP)

Recycle For Leicester Animal Aid

Recycle For Redwings Horse Sanctuary

Recycle For Greyhound Rescue Fife

Recycle For Worcestershire Animal Rescue Shelter (WARS)

Recycle For The Retired Greyhound Trust

Recycle For The Beagle Welfare Trust

Recycle For South East Dog Rescue And Rehabilitaion

Recycle For North East Wales Wildlife

Recycle For The Aspinall Foundation

Recycle For Cats Protection

Recycle For Southern Lurcher Rescue

There are many more animal charities registered with these schemes than are NOT listed above, so if the animal charity you would like to recycle for is not in this list, search for others on this website. If it is not there, contact the charity and let them know they can register.

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Donate Stamps To An Animal Charity

Many animal charities and rescues raise funds through stamp donation. Used stamps, new stamps, British stamps, foreign stamps, rare stamps and every day stamps are all taken by different charities and can be worth around £6 – £20 per kilo.


When cutting stamps out of envelopes, it is advised to leave a border of approximately 1cm around the stamp, being careful not to damage the edge of the stamp.

Here are some charities you can help by sending stamps to:

Farplace Animal Rescue –

Farplace take in animals rejected elsewhere, e.g. feral or FIV+ cats.

Stamps N All
Dept FAR
PO Box 83
EX23 0WY

Northern Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue –

Please send stamps to: Northern SBT Rescue, Monks Croft House, 11 Abbott’s View, Brow Edge, Backbarrow, Nr. Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8RA

Bransby Home of Rest for Horses –

Bransby cares for horses, ponies and donkeys.

Bransby Home of Rest for Horses,

Redwings –

The UK’s largest Horse Sanctuary, helps horses, ponies, donkeys and mules.

Supporter Services Team,
Redwings Horse Sanctuary,
NR15 1SP,

The PDSA –

PDSA Stamp Appeal,
PO Box 9191,


RSPB Stamps,
PO Box 6198,
Leighton Buzzard,

Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary –

Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary,
Wild Country Lane,
Barrow Gurney,
BS48 3SE

Animal SOS Sri Lanka –

Animal SOS Sri Lanka,
64 Fair Acres,
Great Missenden,
Bucks HP16 0LE,


Oakwood Dog Rescue – 

Unit 17D Lake Enterprise Park
Bergen Way, Sutton Fields Ind. Est.
East Yorkshire

Telephone: 01482 823555

Serbia’s Forgotten Paws – 

Contact them through their website (link above), or on their Facebook group to request the address to send the stamps to.

I Love Crafting – Friends And Supporters – 

The I Love Crafting group on facebook, run by Ninia Macasil, will gladly receive used stamps, as Ninia donates them to different animal rescues and charities. You can contact her for the address to send them to through her Facebook Group (link above), or her email address is

Other Animal Rescues and Charities:

You can search for other animal charities you would like to send stamps to on the Used Stamps For Charity website.

If you know of an animal charity that does not currently benefit from raising funds through collecting stamps, let them know that they can register with the website. It is a free, volunteer run site, which lists charities and the addresses to send stamps to to help them.


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Donate Padded Envelopes

Padded envelopes, used or not, are gratefully received by animal charities and rescue organisations who run online auctions and sales. They need the envelopes to send out items bought by people, and having to buy them eats into the amount of money that goes to the animals.


 The Serbia’s Forgotten Paws Facebook group is an animal charity support group that makes use of donated padded envelopes.

You can contact them through their website, or request to join their Facebook group (link above) to ask them how to get them to them. You will have to be registered with Facebook to view the group page.

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Christmas And Birthday Greetings Cards

Some rescues and charities have volunteers who raise money by making gift tags and new greetings cards from old Christmas cards and other greetings cards.  Serbia’s Forgotten Paws Facebook group is one such group.
You can contact them through their website, or request to join their Facebook group to ask them how to get them to them. You will have to be registered with Facebook to view the group page.

Donate Broken Gold Jewellery

Some animal rescue shelters and charities, such as Hillside Animal Sanctuary, ask for donations of your broken real gold jewellery, that they can sell to raise funds.

Image: Oakwood Dog Rescue are another animal rescue grateful for old and broken gold jewellery. Image Source


Hillside Animal Sanctuary helps and campaigns for animals in need, bringing public awareness to the millions of animals suffering every day in the intensive factory farming industry. Most of Hillside’s residents are all sorts of animals thats have been rescued from the farming industry, although they have also given sanctuary to 750 horses, ponies and donkeys.

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Donate Left Over Foreign Holiday Money

Some animal rescue shelters and charities collect donations of foreign currency left over from your holidays, and some collect out of date currency no longer in circulation.

Image: Foreign notes and coins left over from your holidays are very much appreciated by animal charities who collect them.


Hillside Animal Sanctuary is one such animal charity.

Many other charities and rescues will collect foreign and out of circulation currency and will state on their individual website whether they do or not. If you see one that does not, you could contact them with the fundraising suggestion.

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Donate Your CAR!

Hillside Animal Sanctuary, along with many other animal charities, are also extremely grateful for people who wish to donate them their old car. For more details, please see this page.


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Learn Of the Many Other Ways To Help Stop Animal Suffering

On this site there are many varied ways you can help stop animal cruelty, and there are ways  that will suit everyone, no matter what their personality.

If you would like to learn more about why we so urgently need to help stop animal suffering, please have a look at the Types Of Animal Cruelty section of this site. It will allow you to broaden your knowledge of many different types of animal abuse that happens in the world.

Sadly, what you will find is only the tip of the iceberg, but do not worry, because in the Help Stop Animal Cruelty section of this site, you can find a large and varied choice of ways that you can help stop the suffering. Have a look and see what ways would most suit you.

Help animals further by sharing the ways to stop animal cruelty you learn with other people. Doing this could mean more people help stop the cruelty, and therefore you are responsible for more animals being saved from suffering.

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