About Community Appeal

Community Appeal is an environmentally responsible and socially conscious programme that collects used printer cartridges and mobile phones from end users for which a donation is made to local hospices and charities. During 2012 we raised over £200,000 for local charities. Community Appeal is operated by Clover Environmental Solutions Ltd, part of the Clover Technologies Group; the world’s largest collector and recycler of mobile phones, inkjet and laser toner cartridges.

Community Appeal was launched in 2007 to raise important funds for local good causes by collecting and recycling empty printer cartridges and mobile phones. We have created an extensive network of nationwide collectors who work in partnership with a local hospice or charity collecting these items from companies and supporters in the charities catchment area.

At Community Appeal we know we can make a difference. Not only does our recycling business have a positive impact on the environment but it also has a positive effect on human lives. Community Appeal revolves around local communities, helping change consumer behaviour to become more environmentally responsible while contributing much needed funds to local hospices and charities.

As part of the largest printer cartridge and mobile phone recycler in the world, we offer a fast and efficient service and provide industry leading donations to our charity partners.

Environmental Accreditations

We are committed to helping protect our environment and have taken active steps within our company to achieve this:

  • Waste Exemptions for 2.1.1 T4, 2.1.2 T16 and 2.1.3 S2 activities (exemption no. SE5434FL).
  • Waste Exemption for T11 (exemption no. NCC/059675/2012).
  • Waste Carriers and Brokers Licence (no. CB/EP3110QM).
  • ISO 14001:2004 certification.
  • ISO 9001:2008 certification.
  • CHAS certification (Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme).
  • We have a Zero Landfill Waste policy (just 0.9% of our total waste was sent to landfill in 2012).
  • Waste Transfer Notes available to adhere to Duty of Care guidelines.


"Our partnership with Community Appeal provides us with the opportunity to not only save the planet but raise much needed funds for our Hospice. Zoe's Place Baby hospice is such a special place and makes such a huge difference to the lives of our children and their families. It costs our charity in excess of £3,500 per day just to maintain our current level of care and we can only achieve this through ongoing initiatives such as the recycling scheme promoted by Community Appeal.”

"Recycling used cartridges and mobile phones is a simple and effective way to complement your fundraising strategy. Furthermore, if you work with Community Appeal, they do all the administration and collections, so all you need to do is tell your supporters about the scheme!"

"Against Breast Cancer has been pleased to be a supported charity of Community Appeal. By encouraging our supporters to collect printer cartridges and old mobile phones we have been able to raise £63,000 since 2005.
The charity is dedicated to funding ground breaking research to improve detection and increase survival after breast cancer diagnosis. The funds raised through Community Appeal’s recycling schemes allow us to continue making real progress in this important research.
Thank you Community Appeal! "

Zoe’s Place, Baby Hospice

Birmingham St. Mary’s

Against Breast Cancer

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