The Happy Hedgehog Family Ltd, an Upminster based company who supply ethical cleaning products, have produced a free One-Stop Recycling Guide. Below, they explain how they came to produce the guide –

At the Happy Hedgehog Family, it is our dream to be as waste-free as possible. We found it confusing knowing what and where to recycle items as the weekly orange sack accepts a limited range of items. So, we undertook some research and put together a one-stop guide for our community.

With the help of some local eco groups, we discovered many wonderful initiatives and people passionate about reducing our impact to the environment.

The guide has ideas of where to recycle or send items for a second life; everything from wax crayons to toothpaste tubes. It is constantly reviewed as items get added or removed.

Please do let tell us if you know of any additions or amendments to the list, which can be viewed on our website . You can also email us at or call 07396 654 017.