YADA has recently started recycling as a means of raising funds for our Social Support program. It is through the recycling of goods that have led YADA to become 90% self-sufficient. The benefits extend beyond contributing to the running of YADA’s Social Support program – we are also helping to create a more sustainable environment for the community and sending less to the tip. Things that we recycle include:

Scrap Metal:

  • copper
  • brass
  • lead
  • aluminium
  • stainless steel Eg, cultery, sinks etc
  • Whitegoods that no longer work Eg washing machines, dryers, fridges, freezers, dishwashers, microwaves, stove/ovens etc
  • All e-waste and electrical goods Eg Irons, vacuum cleaners, stereos, cd players, dvd players, fans, heaters, Tv’s,computer consoles and games etc
  • Unwanted car parts, all outdoor metals Eg Tools, outdoor furniture, lawn mowers, whipper snippers, power tools, BBQ’s etc
  • Gym Equipment, toys, bikes, skate boards, scooters, trampolines (dismantled)
  • Old sheds, fencing

Paper and Cardboard:

  • paper
  • cardboard
  • magazines
  • newspapers
  • pamphlets
  • catalogues
  • books


  • soft drink, water, and milk bottles
  • old pipes
  • shopping bags
  • coat hangers
  • plant pots
  • video vhs and music cassettes
  • buckets
  • non-working computer monitor and tv cases
  • toys