Published: Monday, 30th October 2017
Items with the retail value of £7475 have been given to the British Heart Foundation following the collection of old and unwanted electrical items at a recent recycling event in Taverham.
Broadland District Council held a collection point in Taverham on Saturday 7 October and received a total of 5.92 tonnes of electrical items from local residents who used the event as a chance to clear out cupboards and finally get rid of their old, unwanted or broken electrical items.
Of the 5.92 tonnes, 3.5 tonnes of items were suitable to be taken away by the British Heart Foundation to be restored and sold in their charity shops. The tonnage of goods equates to an incredible retail value of £7475 for the charity.
The remaining 2.42 tonnes of items has been taken away by the council to be recycled and turned into something new.
Items collected included once-loved TVs, broken hair dryers and unwanted stereos, to name a few.
Cllr John Fisher, portfolio holder for environmental excellence at the council said:
“The electrical recycling event in Taverham was one of the best we’ve ever held. I’m really pleased that the British Heart Foundation was able to take so much away to be resold and that so many items will be recycled- a much better end to your old electrical items rather than going to landfill. Thank you to all the residents who dropped off an unwanted item.”
The next electrical recycling drop off point is being held in partnership with Norwich City Council on Saturday 11 November, 8am to 12pm at the Norse car park on Fifer’s Lane, NR6 6EQ. For more information visit www.broadland.gov.uk/electricalrecycling