Recycle & Raise is back - all year round!
Recycle your plastic & Raise money for charity!
Recycle & Raise, brought to you by DCW Polymers is a recycling and fundraising initiative introduced to turn plastic into funds for charities!
You can drop off your clean milk bottle tops to any of our Exeter or Plymouth depots, throughout the year.
We’re open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm!
You can find your local drop-off point using our interactive map below!
Our Chosen Charities
Mind – for better mental health
Mind is a mental health charity who provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Covid-19 restrictions have affected everyone in different ways this year, 2020 has been a year of anxiety and uncertainty, and more people need mental health support than ever before, which is why it is so important to shine the light on mental health and provide support to those who may be struggling.
Dartmoor Zoological Society
Dartmoor Zoological Park is a unique zoo set in 33 acres of beautiful parkland on the outskirts of Plymouth. The Zoo’s CEO Benjamin Mee wrote a book about buying the zoo called We Bought A Zoo, which was later became the subject of a major Hollywood film starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johannson! The Zoo registered as a charity in 2014 which has strengthened it’s future and opened up new and exciting opportunities. DCW has worked closely with Dartmoor Zoo since our MD became a trustee of the charity, and we partnered with them for our 2019 Recycle & Raise campaign! With the Covid-19 restrictions affecting visitor numbers this year, Dartmoor Zoo need our help!
How the funds will be split
All plastic donations collected by DCW in the South West will be split 50/50 with Dartmoor Zoo and Mind.
Recycle & Raise - The Annual Collection
Recycle & Raise Tub Collections
At the end of 2021, you will be able to donate your empty plastic tubs to a huge variety of drop-off points across the South West through our amazing collection partners. From November to February, over 100 local businesses join forces to accept your donations! Keep an eye out at the end of the year to see where you can take your confectionery tubs!
Since 2019, Recycle & Raise has been running with the aim of recycling huge quantities of plastic and raise money for charity!
What can we recycle this year?
- Confectionery tubs
- Ice cream tubs
- Cracker/Biscuit tubs
- Milk bottle tops
- Takeaway containers
Look for the number 5 or PP symbol on the container!
How does it work?
Please donate your plastic tubs and milk bottle tops to your local drop-off point by 28th February 2022. We’ll collect from our partners in bulk in March and weigh the materials as they come in, then we’ll shred the plastics in our plastic reprocessing centre, DCW Polymers in Exeter. The plastic granules will go through our extrusion machine for us to make recycled plastic benches and all of the profit raised will be donated to our charities – Dartmoor Zoo and Mind!
Previous Years Success’
In 2020, we collected a staggering 2,000kg of plastic (15,000 tubs!) from the South West, and raised over £1,200 for Dartmoor Zoo!
In 2021, we have beaten this and raised over £4,000 for Dartmoor Zoo and Mind!
Want to join as a drop-off point?
Benefits of becoming a drop-off point for
Recycle & Raise 2021/22
By becoming a drop-off location you will benefit from:
Raising money for charity
Helping the environment
If you or your business would like to join us as a drop-off point for the public to drop off their clean plastics to you, please fill in the form below and Emily will be in touch!
If you’d like more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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