- If you want to recycle your stamps for charity: find a local stamp collection scheme, at a school, church or community centre. Or start your own!
- Save all of your stamps, especially commemorative and foreign stamps.
- Cut around the stamps, leaving a 5mm border.
- Separate stamps if you can, into UK and foreign boxes.
Charities sell the stamps to dealers (per kilo) and use the money to fund their projects. Many charities will be glad to receive your stamps, here are a few examples:
- Horsham based charity the Born Free Foundation recycle stamps to raise important funds, drop them off if you are in the area of 3 Grove House, Foundry Lane, Horsham, RH13 5PL. Otherwise they should be posted to: Stamp Appeal, PO Box 638, Fareham, Hampshire, PO14 9JJ.
- RSPB Stamps, PO Box 6198, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 9XT. Please note, this is the address of their dealer, not an RSPB office, so please do not send any correspondence – or donations – to this address. Or you can drop off your stamps to Warnham Local Nature Reserve and they will dispatch them to the RSPB.
- Canine Partners Stamp Appeal, PO Box 638, Fareham, Hampshire
PO14 9JJ. They train and supply dogs to help people with physical disabilities.
- Oxfam can use your stamps and foreign coins. Email for more information.
- Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) Stamp Recycling, PO Box 185, BENFLEET, SS7 9BH.
- RNIB Stamp Recycling, PO Box 185, BENFLEET SS7 9BH.