Broadland News Spring 20127Recycling and ReusingEvent gives new life to unwanted electrical goodsMore than 750 items were collected for reuse or recycling at an electrical give and take event organised by Broadland District Council - 5.81 tonnes saved from landfill. The event took place in January in Aylsham and was opened by council Chairman, Councillor Claudette Bannock. The most common things taken for reuse were hifi systems, but there was a wide variety of household items on offer from toasters to computers. Visitors were so pleased with the new items they took away that they donated more than £116 to the East Anglian Air Ambulance."It's brilliant that all these things, which could have ended up as a nuisance in landfill, will instead give pleasure to their new owners," said Cllr John Fisher, Broadland District Council's Portfolio Holder for Environmental Excellence. "Broadland residents have been terrific at taking these opportunities to make sure as little waste as possible ends up in landfill."Even non-working items will be put to use in other forms. Televisions and computer monitors will be recycled, and all other items removed by Impact East to provide work-based training for probationers. They will be re-conditioned for reuse or recycled where that's not possible. The event was opened by Council Chairman Claudette Bannock pictured with Ray and Joan Marshall - proud new owners of a donated lawnmower.Visitors to an electrical give and take event in Aylsham examine the working items on offer. Broadland District Council is holding another one of its popular Waste Electrical Give and Take events on 24 April at Hinks Meadow in Taverham. This event will allow all residents the opportunity to give away their unwanted or broken electrical items and also provide anyone the opportunity to take away working, safety tested electrical items for free (with an optional donation box for the 'East Anglian Air Ambulance'). As long as you can carry the item then we can accept it!Tuesday 24 AprilGive items for recycling/reuse between 9am and 3pm. Hinks Meadow Kingswood AvenueThorpe Marriot Taverham, NR8 6GHIf you have any questions call us on: (01603) 430534 or email: firstname.lastname@example.orgAnother Give & Take electrical event is coming to TaverhamGive your electrical items and furniture a new life with the British Heart Foundation...The British Heart Foundation is offering a free collection service for electrical items and furniture that is in working order, clean and in good condition. If you have items that still have life in them, but you no longer have a need for them, then the British Heart Foundation may well be able to take them for you, raising vital funds for the charity in the process. A house clearance service is also available. Certain items cannot be taken due to safety or legal reasons, but further details of what can and can't be accepted are available at www.bhf.org.uk Services can be booked on the website or by calling 0844 412 5000
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