More than 600 items dropped off at latest Reuse and Recycle event in Diss

Long Stratton, Norfolk. South Norfolk Council Offices in Long Stratton ENGANL00120111130173715

Long Stratton, Norfolk. South Norfolk Council Offices in Long Stratton ENGANL00120111130173715

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More than 600 items were dropped off at South Norfolk Council’s Reuse and Recycle event in Diss on Tuesday.

Books, clothes, toasters, lamps and more than 20 bicycles were among the eight tonnes of goods which will avoid going to landfill. 229 items were taken home on the day by residents to be reused, 419 electrical items were recycled, and £193 was raised for Alzheimers Research UK from donations.

South Norfolk Councillor Kay Mason Billig, Cabinet Member for Environment and Regulation said: “It is fantastic that so many people continue to support these events and bring along such a variety of things to be reused or recycled.

“Rather than being sent to landfill these items will now be made use of and we are helping to raise money for charity at the same time.

“As well as hosting these events South Norfolk residents can recycle more than ever in their green bins, including foil and glass and there are banks throughout the district where you can recycle lightbulbs, batteries and old cooking fats.”

South Norfolk Council’s next kerbside electrical collection will take place on Wednesday 16 September in Pulham Market. Residents are asked to leave their items out at the edge of their property by 7am. WISER will then collect any household electrical items including fridges and freezers.