This booklet gives details of local services that help us to live in a more environmentally friendly way.


Local Shops


1. Use the market which operates on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday for fresh fruit and vegetables. Also every other Saturday, refill soaps, shampoos, household cleaners, compostable waste bags etc. at ‘Rachel’ stall.


2. A.L.G Bakery London Road car park, Newark. Family run bakery providing freshly baked bread and cakes daily.


3.  The Grain 1-3 Castlegate do refills of household cleaners, such as washing up liquid, floor cleaner, shampoo and conditioner, hand wash etc. You can take your own containers or buy pre-filled glass ones which you can then use for future filling. Dried food and herbs and spices also run on this refill system.

The shop also renovates furniture and reupholsters furniture.

A Vegan Cafe also operates from the same address.

The shop is closed Monday and Tuesday


4.  Kirkgate Health Store 42 Kirkgate Newark. Sells whole foods, veggie and vegan foods, ecover products and natural cosmetics plus wide range of vitamins, supplements etc.


5. The Little Hair Studio, 68 Albert Street, Newark. Quote from their website ‘We recycle 95% of our waste’.


6. The Secret Wardrobe 12, Queens Head Court, Newark sells only ethically sourced clothes.


7. There are many charity shops in Newark for recycling clothes, shoes and other useful items.


8. Books cds, and music manuscripts can be recycled at Bookwise, Queens Head Court and at Oxfam, Carter Gate, both of Newark


9. Supermarkets are beginning to offer more facilities for recycling. In Newark Asda, Morrisons, Waitrose and Co-op will recycle mixed plastics and batteries.


10. Nearby Farm Shops


Hockerton Road Kirklington

Newark   NG22 8PB



Corner Farm

Hawton Lane


Newark   NG24 3SD


Hill Farm


 Newark  NG23 5JD

(Only open at the weekend)


Gonalston Farm Shop

Southwell Road

Lowdham  NG14 7DR


The Real Milk Co.

New Holbeck Farm

Radley Road

NG22 8AT




Donating Furniture and other household items


The Furniture Project is a voluntary organisation that accepts and collects donations of unwanted furniture and good quality reusable household items, cleans and renovates where necessary and passes them onto families and individuals in times of need.

Furniture Project, Forest Road, New Ollerton, Newark

 tel 01623 836410


The British Heart Foundation needs unwanted items such as clothing, toys books furniture, electrical and home wares and much more for their shops. Donations can be dropped off at the shop or for larger items there is a free collection service.

The local shop in Newark is at:

7 St Marks Shopping Centre

NG24 1XT

Tel 01636 676563


Betel This Christian charity raise money through their charity shops to finance centres for men, women and children affected by homelessness, drug and alcohol abuse and long term unemployment.


Articles that can be donated;

Good quality furniture       Sofa and soft furnishings with label

White goods                         TVs with flat screen and remote

Toys                                        Garden tools and equipment

Books                                     bicycles

Vinyls, CDs and DVDs            clothes


Larger items can be collected tel. 0115 926 1444


Newark Household recycling centre Brunel Drive.


Below is a list of the things that can be recycled at the centre in Newark. Recently, as a trial, tetrapaks and aluminium foil and trays are also being recycled at the centre


Glass                                                 Chipboard

Plastic bottles                                  Wood

Textiles                                             Electric items

Cans                                                  Garden Waste

Engine oil                                         Scrap metal

Car batteries                                    Plasterboard

Household batteries                       paint         (and more)

Kerbside recycling – grey bins

A useful website is the Green Southwell recycling directory