Hundreds of items sent to new homes following Ditchingham recycle event

South Norfolk Council'�s reuse and recycle event in Ditchingham.

South Norfolk Council'�s reuse and recycle event in Ditchingham. - Credit: Archant

The second reuse and recycle event in Ditchingham has proved to be a great success.

Organised by South Norfolk Council on April 5, the event saw 414 items being taken away for reuse and over a tonne of material sent to be recycled.

The figures included 24 bikes, 12 tins of paint, 13 bags of textiles and 14 boxes of books.

The paint will go to Wayland Prison to be used in community projects along with the bikes, where the prisoners will gain new skills by reconditioning them before they are sold for charity.

Power tools, woodwork and metal work tools were donated to the Men's Shed Project in Ditchingham, musical instruments went to Mayfields Care Home in Long Stratton and Lego was given to Norfolk County Council Library Services.

You may also want to watch:

The events have resulted in over 90 tonnes of materials being recycled and nearly 7,000 items finding a new home.


Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter