Leicestershire County Council are urging residents to think twice before throwing things away this January and adopt a ‘reuse resolution’ instead.
Following on from the Christmas period, many people often have a New Year clear-out and don’t know what to do with old, broken or unwanted items.
The council want to encourage people to instead do the following:
– Donate items to a Leicestershire reuse charity
– Give them to family and friends,
– Give them a new home on www.freeuseit.org
– Learn how to fix them at a Swap and Fix day, the next one takes place in Oadby on Sunday, January 11.
The Leicestershire Waste Partnership is pioneering the ‘Reuse Resolution’ campaign, which is made up of the county, district and borough councils.
Roy Higginbottom, Waste Partnership manager said, “I think everybody should make a reuse resolution!
“It’s really simple to reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill and support our local charities which do such great work with local people.”
The ‘Swap and Fix’ event will take place from 10am – 1.30pm at Brocks Hill Environment Centre in Oadby on Sunday, January 11.
Residents are invited to donate unwanted items – maybe goods replaced by Christmas presents and New Year sale bargains – and others can pick them up for free.
Demonstrations focussing specifically on mending clothing will also take place.
Items for donation can include books, small electrical items, DVDs / CDs, tools, clothes, shoes and toys.
For more information visit: www.lesswaste.org.uk/reuse