Hundreds of items donated to Harleston WEEE event

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Hundreds of items including books, clothes, toasters, lamps and even a three piece suite filled out the Apollo Rooms in Harleston for an event geared at promoting recycling and reuse last Tuesday.

Members of the public donated 655 items of furniture, clothing and electrical equipment throughout the day at South Norfolk Council’s latest Give and Take Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) event.

Around 342 items were taken home on the day by residents to be reused, with the rest either being given to charities or local groups, or sent away for recycling.

Councillor Keith Kiddie, South Norfolk’s cabinet member for nvironment and regulation, said: “It was brilliant to see so many people supporting this event and bringing along different things to be reused.

“Some of these items could have been left in a loft, garage or back of a cupboard for years before ending up in the bin. So it’s fantastic they’ll now be made use of and will help to raise money for charity too.

“We want to prevent as much waste as we can from going to landfill and make recycling as easy as possible for our residents.”

The council also stated it has collected more than 11,644 items at their events for reuse that might have ended up in the bin.