YADA recycles 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 landfill. 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 Kitchen Appliances, 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 bottles
  • shopping bags and plastic film wrap
  • video vhs and music cassettes

Expanded polystyrene foam (EPS)