Derbyshire County Council scheme to offer FREE goods in a bid to cut recycling

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IN a bid to encourage people to reduce, reuse and recycle, Derbyshire County Council has produced a free toolkit with tips and advice on how to hold a Give and Take day.

A Give and Take day is an opportunity for people in local communities to get together and give away good quality items they no longer use

Virtually anything can be donated,including furniture, DVDs, toys, clothes, books.

In return, people can pick up something that they do need – all for free.

The toolkit includes tips on running a successful event, publicity materials and advice about donations and recruiting volunteers.

Project organisers say the scheme is ideal for people who run a community or voluntary group, or even for people who want to hold an event between friends.

Derbyshire County Council cabinet member for recycling and technology, Coun John Allsop said: “We all have unwanted items at home that are no longer in use. Give and Take days are a great way to make use of these items and pick up something for free.

“Holding little events like these will help bring communities together and will also help to make big impact in reducing the amount of items sent to landfill.”

The toolkit can be found by visiting Derbyshire www.derbyshire.gov.uk/giveandtake or call 01629 539788 for a printed copy.