Norfolk’s recycling centres offer amnesty

Six of Norfolk's recycling centres are gearing up to host special amnesties during September and October to help householders get rid of household chemicals safely and securely.

Part of a range of waste and recycling services designed to stop rubbish going to landfill, the six weekend-long events are free of charge and go ahead at places including Ketteringham, Hempton and Mayton Wood recycling centres. They will also be held in King's Lynn, Caister and Snetterton.

They will run from 9am to 6pm, and allow residents to properly get rid of unwanted chemical and hazardous products.

Anita Diaper, waste reduction officer at Norfolk County Council said: 'We can often end up buying more than we need for a garden, DIY or specialist cleaning project and storing the left-overs.

'So now is a perfect time for checking cupboards, sheds and garages for unwanted or unusable household chemicals and taking advantage of these once-a-year opportunities to get rid of them.'


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Each amnesty will be overseen by a specialist chemist who will be on site to identify the chemicals, sort them out and arrange for their safe and secure disposal.

To find out more about the scheme go to www.norfolk.gov.uk/hazardouswaste or call 0344 800 8020.

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