Hundreds of electrical items recycled in Diss

A centre in Diss was filled with old radios, kettles, computer keyboards and printers as residents dropped off their unwanted electrical items during a special recycling day.

South Norfolk Council hosted a 'Give and Take' event at Diss Youth Resource Centre, in Shelfanger Road, last Wednesday where people could unload their old goods.

Residents were also given the chance to take away any donated items for free as long as they were in working order and had passed a safety test by an on-site electrician.

Those which were unusable were taken by Social Enterprise Impact East to be restored and re-used, or recycled.

A similar joint South Norfolk Council and Broadland Council event in Costessey in August attracted over a thousand residents who brought 1,300 items.

Councillor Keith Kiddie, who represents Diss, said: 'Our give and take events have helped residents safely dispose of over 10 tonnes of unwanted electrical goods, which may otherwise have ended up in landfill.

'We have also found new homes for over 153 items, which is great for residents and great for the environment.'

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