recycling centre launches new furniture re-use service
Recycling Centre has this week become the first centre in Somerset
to launch a furniture recycling service in a bid to reduce the
amount of material sent to landfill.
range of furniture - from chairs to cupboards and beds to wardrobes
- are now being accepted and if they are in a good condition they
are passed on to a Bridgwater-based charity which helps people
across Sedgemoor on limited incomes.
Recycling Centre has been chosen to take the lead in the new 'furniture
re-use trial' that could be rolled out across Somerset in the
taken to the centre will initially be assessed for its suitability,
then placed in a container for later collection by the charity.
re-use trial is a joint project of the Sedgemoor Furniture Store
charity, site contractor Viridor and Somerset Waste Partnership
trial aims to cut the amount of furniture being recycled or sent
Furniture Store will sell the trial items on at low prices to
local families on low incomes or benefits.
Richard Burden, Sedgemoor District Council's portfolio holder
for the environment and a SWP Board member, said: "Re-use
is better than recycling, and far better than costly, wasteful
residents buy new furniture, passing on their unwanted but good-condition
items is a great idea. And it is excellent that Highbridge Recycling
Centre has a leading role."
Recycling Centre is open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from
8am-4pm, Sundays from 8am-1pm, and Mondays from 8am-7pm.