By Leah Conway –
Kirklees residents can now use the new “reuse your rubbish” service, which Kirklees Council is currently piloting. The pilot scheme has seen the installation of new collection containers located at two local Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC).
The containers launched at the end of November at Emerald Street in Huddersfield and Weaving Lane in Dewsbury.
What is the “reuse your rubbish” service?
The containers purpose is to provide a place to put items that can still be used by others instead of being thrown away. The items are sorted and will then be shared with local charities and causes.
The pilot scheme was started in response to Kirklees council’s Waste and Recycling Strategy commitments. The aim is that eventually, the project will spread to all HWRCs in Kirklees.
Make Kirklees a carbon-neutral district
Kirklees Councillor and portfolio holder for the environment, Naheed Mather, commented: “This new reuse service sees us putting in place one more part of our waste strategy that aims to make Kirklees a carbon-neutral district. It means that residents won’t have to make an extra journey to a charity shop in town if they want to recycle unwanted clothes, bric-a-brac and household goods.
“It means creating a cycle of use and reuse for items and, just as importantly, local good causes will benefit from our partnership work with them.”
What can you deposit at the Reuse containers?
Residents can deposit a range of items at the two pilot containers, including:
- Complete Toys
- Small electrical items (must be working)
- Furniture – small items that one person can carry
- CDs, Records and DVDs
- Household items
- Nursery/baby Equipment.
There are also items that cannon be accepted at this time:
- Electrical cookers
- Ceiling light fittings
- Child car seats
- Car Batteries
- Gas Appliances
- Fridges or freezers
- Washing Machines
- Pirate copied CDs and DVDs.
“Winners all round”
Rachel Palmer, Kirklees Councils’ Project Manager for the reuse containers said: “This is an important new initiative for Kirklees, with winners all round and we are looking forward to seeing lots of residents taking the opportunity to drop off materials which can be left at the HWRCs between 8am – 4pm Monday to Saturday and 9am – 4pm on Sundays.”
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