Shredded paper packaging

At Crow Recycling we supply shredded paper packaging to help your mail order products arrive at the customer’s address in one piece. Crow Recycling’s shredded paper provides a cost effective and biodegradable alternative to plastic packaging helping make sure products don’t get damaged on the way. At Crow Recycling our machinery shreds and compressed used white office paper to create 30 kg bales. The paper is ideal for packaging everything from car parts to lighting products. Once at the destination the paper can be composted, used again as packaging or used for animal bedding.  The bales cost £8.60 including VAT and delivery in Coventry or Warwickshire. £8.60 is also the cost on collection from our warehouse in Hillfields, Coventry. For costs including delivery further afield contact Crow Recycling on 02476552444 or Crow Recycling is a registered charity providing work placements for disabled people. The packaging you buy is shredded and baled by disabled volunteers picking up work and life skills at our warehouse.

By | June 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

One off waste paper collections

Do you need a one off waste paper collection? We can collection confidential documents from Coventry, Warwickshire and neighbouring counties for secure disposal. Collections of non confidential paper for recycling are also available. We can Crow Recycling we can also make regular collections or customers can bring their waste to us. Confidential waste is shredded at our warehouse in Orchard Housse, Sparkbrook Street, Hillfields, Coventry. Non confidential paper is sorted at our warehouse so it is ready to recycle off our premises. Crow Recycling is a registered charity. We provide a commercial service collecting and disposing of waste paper to help fund work placements for disabled people. For more information ring us on 02476552444 or e mail us at  

By | June 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Crow is opening on Wednesday July 1

Crow will be open again on Wednesday July 1 after a temporary closure. Crow will open again on Wednesday July 1 for collections of waste paper and cans and delivery of shredded paper packaging and animal bedding. During the Crow closure the e mail address will be checked regularly. The telephone may not be answered so e mail is the best way to get in touch. The Scrapstore is open for visits by appointment. To make an appointment to shop e mail Crow on Scrapstore members who are familiar with Scrapstore stock can e mail orders then visit the Scrapstore to pay and collect. The Scrapstore is a member only shop with a £10 annual membership fee. More information here.

By | June 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Crow is open from Monday June 1

Crow Recycling opened on Monday June 1 after a temporary closure. Crow's usual waste paper and can collections are back up and running. People can also drop off confidential waste paper for shredding and aluminium cans for recycling. The Scrapstore is not open. That's in line with government guidelines on non essential shops. From June 15 the Scrapstore will be open for customers to visit by appointment. To make an appointment e mail nearer the time. Crow Recycling's paid staff will be running the warehouse and collections. Volunteers are not yet working with us in the warehouse. Crow's trustees have taken to the decision to open on Monday June 1 but will be closing again at the end of the day on Thursday June 4 due to Coronavirus pressures. Crow will then reopen at the beginning of July apart from the Scrapstore which will be open by appointment from June 15. That means we are encouraging customers who need our services to contact us by e mail or phone, as soon as possible so that we can plan our schedule of work. We would like to thank our customers for their understanding at this difficult time. The Crow Recycling e mail is The telephone number is 02476552444.

By | May 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Temporary closure due to Coronavirus

Crow Recycling is closing temporarily from lunch time on Friday April 16 due to the pressures of the coronavirus outbreak. Crow's education development worker Lucy Lynch said: "We haven't got a reopening date yet. When we do we will post on this blog so please keep an eye out here. The closure is only temporary so don't forget about us - we're looking forward to being up and running again when times get better." There will be nobody available to answer the telephone but e mails will be checked at least weekly. Anyone who needs to get in touch during the closure should e mail Warehouse volunteers were sent home at the beginning of the outbreak and will not be asked to come back until the danger is over. The Scrapstore closed several weeks ago. The warehouse closed to visitors soon afterwards. Operations were reduced to deliveries of shredded paper bedding, collection, sorting and baling of used cans, waste paper collection and destruction of confidential waste paper.

By | April 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Easter closing at Crow Recycling

Crow Recycling will be completely closed on Good Friday which is Friday April 10, Easter Monday which is Monday April 13 and also on Tuesday April 14. After the Easter closure collections of waste paper and cans and delivery of shredded paper bedding packaging will continue with precautions to prevent infection. The Scrapstore has been closed for several weeks to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. The Scrapstore will open again when the danger is passed. The opening date will be posted here on the Crow website, on Facebook and Twitter as well as being e mailed to those Scrapstore members Crow has e mail addresses for. Educational visits are all cancelled to be rescheduled when schools reopen. Warehouse volunteers were sent home at the beginning of the pandemic. The Crow Recycling warehouse is closed to visitors. To contact Crow staff e mail or ring Crow on 02476552444.

By | April 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Crow is partially open for now

Crow Recycling delivery van Crow Recycling is continuing to collect waste paper and deliver bales of shredded paper for the moment. Our delivery driver is asking people to leave paper outside premises wherever possible. He is using hand sanitiser between collections and deliveries. Bales of shredded paper are being dropped off while maintaining social distancing from customers. Crow is asking people to pay electronically on receipt of an invoice rather than by cash where ever possible. The Crow Recycling Scrapstore is closed.  Educational visits are cancelled. Warehouse volunteers have been sent home and will not come back until the danger has passed. The situation may change so please keep an eye on this website or ring Crow on 02476552444 or e mail

By | March 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Scrapstore is closed

The Scrapstore is closed to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Trustees of Crow Recycling have decided to close the Scrapstore for the welfare of staff, volunteers and customers. When it's safe to reopen the opening date will be posted here on the blog, on Facebook and on Twitter. We will also e mail those members we have e mail addresses for. If you are a member not getting e mails and would like to get them please let us know on We apologise to those who had hoped to shop at the Scrapstore or donate materials and thank everybody for their support.  

By | March 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to make a Valentine’s Day card from recycled materials

According to, more than 25 million Valentine's cards are sent in the UK alone each year. You could save money and have a more eco friendly Valentine's Day by creating a beautiful handmade card your partner will want to keep, using recycled/repurposed materials. This post will show you how to do that using materials available in the Crow Recycling Scrapstore. First, gather your materials. Here we used a blank card, an envelope, a sheet of patterned paper (all priced at 10 pence each), buttons (£1 for a bag of 50)  and a reel of  cotton thread (20 pence). If you prefer, you could use all purpose adhesive or a hot glue gun in place of the cotton thread. You will also need a sewing needle (if you are using thread), a glue stick and scissors. The first step is to cut out a heart shape from the patterened paper. If you are not confident to do this freehand you could first create a template from some scrap paper, and draw around it on the patterned paper in order to give yourself a guide. Next, glue your heart shape onto the card blank. We used a glue stick, but all purpose adhesive or double sided sticky tape would work just as well, depending on what you have to hand. Now you are going to attach buttons to outline the heart shape. You can do this one of two ways; either using the needle and thread method shown here, or by using a hot glue gun/all purpose adhesive if you find that easier. It is a good idea to experiment with arranging the buttons around the outline of the heart before you commit to sticking them [...]

By | January 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New child sized gloves and ear defenders

Child sized safety gloves and ear defenders New child sized ear defenders and child sized safety gloves have arrived at Crow Recycling thanks to grant funding. The new equipment will be used when groups of school children visit the Crow warehouse to learn about recycling. Children love to see the noisy can crushing and baling machine in action but need ear defenders to protect their hearing. The new child sized ones need less adjustment that the current set so are quicker and easier to fit. The safety gloves will make it easier for children to have a go at separating steel from aluminium cans using the magnet built in to the Crow can sorting table. The current adult sized ones are excellent at protecting hands from sharp edges but sometimes make it difficult to pick up cans, particularly for the smallest visitors. The new child sized ones will make it easier for young visitors to handle the cans. Education development worker Lucy Lynch said: "We are delighted with the new gloves and ear defenders which will make the hands on activities a better experience for children on educational visits. Seeing the can crushing and baling machine operating is one of the highlights of the visit, especially for the lucky child chosen to switch it on. But it's a really noisy piece of machinery so ear defenders are essential. Now there is a choice of adult or child sized ones." The grant funding also paid for magnets to be used by Crow staff for can sorting exercises when visiting schools to talk about recycling. Crow Recycling is accepting bookings for school and home education visits during the Coventry spring and summer terms. Visits of [...]

By | December 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments