Welcome to Bridge2Aid Recycling Page
Bridge2Aid (B2A) provides dental pain relief to tens of thousands each year in East Africa, as well as giving a hand up to some of the region’s most ostracised people.
We work closely with the Tanzanian government, training rural health workers in emergency dentistry and host over 100 UK volunteers each year through the Dental Volunteer Programme (DVP). Since starting our work in 2004, we have provided over 1.4 million of the world’s poorest people with access to vital, safe, pain relieving treatment.
We are committed to helping poor and disabled people in Mwanza, Tanzania, and are working with them to meet their basic needs, things which we would normally take for granted.
The scheme is completely free of charge and 100% of the value of all items successfully recycled will be donated to your chosen charity. There are certain items that are eligible on the charity scheme so please ensure that you check to see if yours is listed.
If your item is listed and you would like to send it into us, please click on the freepost downloadable label below and affix to your own packaging. Please note that the freepost weight limit is 1kg; if you have multiple items and think that you may exceed this weight limit, you may have to split them into smaller packages.
If you would like to recycle laser toner cartridges, please contact us on 0800 091 0696.
Recycling your mobile phones and electronic gadgets
Due to new guidance from Royal Mail, freepost envelopes cannot be used to recycle your mobile phones and electronic gadgets.
Simply insert the battery into the phone/gadget and ensure that the device is switched off. Wrap your mobile phone/gadget in a protective wrapping to prevent accidental activation (e.g. wrap in bubble wrap, protective plastic or tissue paper) and pop in the collection box.
If you think you could fill a box or would like to take a box for your place of work, call The Recycling Factory on 0800 091 0696. If you would be happy to promote the box for members of the public to drop off items, please let us know when ordering and we can display your details on this page.
Alternatively, you can send your phone/gadget to us via Recorded Delivery – simply package your phone in rigid packaging (including a note to explain you wish to recycle for the Bridge 2 Aid) to avoid any movement or accident activation during transit and take it to your nearest post office. Your name and address must be clearly visible on the outer packaging. For more information about the Royal Mail’s packaging guidance, please click here (page 23). The address to send your phone via Recorded Delivery is: The Recycling Factory, Marsh Lane, Boston, PE21 7TX.
Recycling in larger volumes
If you are looking to recycle in larger volumes i.e. quantities of 100 or more inkjet cartridges and phones, or quantities of more than 20 laser toner cartridges, you must ensure that you check the lists above to ensure that what you are sending in is accepted on the scheme. If your items are eligible, please call The Recycling Factory Team on 0800 091 0696 to set up a free recycling account. Once your account is in place, you will be able to access online instructions on how to package your items and how to arrange a free courier collection.