Aylsham

Recycling success at Aylsham event

Just Regional
Jul 7, 2014 2 mins read

 

A Give and Take event held at the end of June successfully prevented a total of 1.124 tonnes from going to landfill with 208 items being taken home by residents for reuse.

In partnership with the youth charity Crack On!,  the event held at Aylsham High School on June 21 and 28, was split across two weekends so residents could bring along their old electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) one week and take away items for reuse the following week, allowing time to ensure items are fully checked over before being taken away.

Crack On!, a Norfolk-based charity that works with under-25-year-olds to help give them skills and motivation to gain better jobs and prospects, were also at the event. As well as selling additional items that had been donated, such as books and clothes, young people involved with Crack On! were able to take broken WEEE items away to repair, which provided them with valuable training and skills for the future. The charity raised a total of £403 during the event.

John Fisher, Broadland District Council’s portfolio holder for environmental excellence, said: “Our Give and Take events have been snowballing in popularity recently, enabling us to hold them more often, and each time we manage to prevent a larger tonnage from going to landfill.”

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