Wondering how to recycle inflatables, paddling pools, and more?  Read on – I’ve got details of a great initiative for you! 

Summer has officially come to a close in Scotland.  All the schools have resumed, and the beaches are quiet.  This is despite being filled with happy kids, fish and chips, ice-creams, buckets and spades, and lilos and rubber rings just a few weeks previously.

If you have kids, or even if you don’t have kids, you may have amassed a collection of inflatables over the summer.  From lilos to rubber rings, from paddling pools to inflatable dinghies, you may have some in your shed or garage or stuffed under the stairs.

What To Do With A Burst Inflatable or Paddling Pool?

The trouble is that these items are delicate and don’t always withstand one summer’s worth of use, or three seasons of storage.  If your paddling pool or inflatable has a puncture that can’t be repaired or is intended for the bin, then don’t bin it.  Did you know your unwanted inflatables and paddling pools can be recycled rather cleverly?

Indeed, the clever people at Wyatt and Jack run an inflatables amnesty.  Here you can post them your inflatables or paddling pools that would have otherwise gone in the bin and they will work their magic. Magic being turning them into rather funky bags, like the one below.

how to recycle inflatables

Isn’t that such a clever way on how to recycle inflatables?

How To Recycle Inflatables & Paddling Pools

If you are an Isle of Wight local, Wyatt and Jack will collect your burst inflatable or paddling pool from you. Otherwise, you can post your inflatable or paddling pool to them at:

Wyatt & Jack Inflatable Amnesty

Unit 7 – Weavers Yard

Lane End


Isle Of Wight

PO35 5US

Wyatt and Jack will kindly refund your postage for you.  Therefore recycling your inflatable will cost you nothing, whilst taking all the hard work out of how to recycle inflatables!

They are also appealing for coastal businesses, cafes, and beach shops to act as collection points for the amnesty.  If that’s you, or you know anyone who fits the bill, then drop Wyatt and Jack an email on hello@wyattandjack.com

Happy recycling!

Please note, I receive a huge volume of emails asking if I am still accepting inflatables and paddling pools for recycling.  Please note, I am not connected to Wyatt & Jack so please contact them directly with any queries.

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