Turning trash into treasure

Did you know that you can help us raise money simply by giving us your unwanted stamps, metal items, old maps, and more? It's surprising how many items that you might think of as junk can be turned into treasure!

We can accept the following:

  • inkjet cartridges (yes please to Dell, Canon, Lexmark, HP, Samsung and Neopost – no thank you to Epson or Kodak - no laser/toner cartridges or ink tanks)
  • mobile phones (including broken ones)
  • stamps (including collections) – please leave collections intact but if you are taking stamps off envelopes, please leave 1 cm of envelope around them when you tear them off!
  • old postcards/letters (pre-1970 – please leave stamps/envelopes/contents intact)
  • old/foreign coins and banknotes (including collections – please leave these intact)
  • medals/badges
  • scrap metal: old keys, jewellery and watches (including damaged ones)
  • small antiques/bric-a-brac
  • any old metal cutlery
  • maps and atlases – any Ordnance Survey maps, any old road maps (pre-1940, i.e. no motorways), any old atlases (pre-1900), any Town and County Planning atlases (any age).

Please bring anything you'd like to donate into our centre at 138 Cowick Street. Individual items may seem worthless but they all add up and we are really grateful for your contributions!

You can find out more by visiting our section of the Stamps 'n' All website (our recycling partner) or by phoning us on 01392 202092.

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You can make a difference today by making a donation to help us meet the needs of older people locally. To donate now via our online giving form, please click the 'Donate Now' button. Thank you.

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Making a difference locally

Donating money to Age UK Exeter means you are directly supporting our services for older people in Exeter. Age UK is a national charity and separate from us; if you donate to Age UK then the money is used nationally.

We subscribe to the Fundraising Standards Board Charter. For more information, please visit their website: www.frsb.org.uk

Please visit our Getting involved page to read our Fundraising Charter.

Age Positive: rather than talk about ‘the elderly’, ‘pensioners’ or ‘OAPs’, which can be excluding or have negative connotations, we use the term ‘older people’. Age UK Exeter is committed to helping people love later life.

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