Reuse and Recycle Event returns to Diss for fifth time

Diss, Norfolk. Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment event (WEEE) at the community centre on SHelfanger road pictured is Lisa Fountain, Alan Lawn, Andrew Wrenn and Joe Webb ENGANL00120131120143241

Diss, Norfolk. Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment event (WEEE) at the community centre on SHelfanger road pictured is Lisa Fountain, Alan Lawn, Andrew Wrenn and Joe Webb ENGANL00120131120143241

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South Norfolk Council’s Reuse and Recycle Event is returning to Diss Community Centre for the fifth time on Tuesday.

Textiles and furniture along with toasters, kettles, TVs, hairdryers, video recorders and other small electrical items, whether working or not, can be dropped off between 9am and 3pm. If the electrical equipment passes on-site safety checks, event goers will be able to take items home for free or for a small donation to charity from 11am to 6pm.

South Norfolk Councillor Kay Mason Billig, Cabinet Member for Environment and Recycling said. “These events just get more and more popular and the opening hours for the reuse area have been extended to help people who are at work during the day and would otherwise not be able to come along.

“We have also been increasing the range of items that people can bring to our events and for the first time we will be accepting both books and bicycles. So far, South Norfolk residents have helped prevent over 14,000 items from being thrown away, that’s over 98 tonnes of materials that would otherwise have ended up in the bin.”

Unwanted wool, knitting needles crochet needles and embroidery thread is also being collected for Norfolk Knitters who make items for charity.

For more visit www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/recycling