Could your old trash be­come some­one’s trea­sured item?

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - COMMUNITY -

The Chal­font Fine Arts So­ci­ety will be hear­ing a lec­ture by Martin Lloyd on the subject of The Se­cret Art of the Pass­port.

Mr Lloyd, who worked for HM Im­mi­gra­tion Ser­vice has lec­tured to groups in­clud­ing NADFAS, U3A, Na­tional Trust, Gre­sham Col­lege and SOUTH Bucks Dis­trict Coun­cil (SBDC) has started a four month re-use col­lec­tion trial in a bid to get us trans­form­ing our rub­bish from shabby to chic.

The coun­cil hopes to fur­ther in­crease re­cy­cling rates and re­duce the amount of waste go­ing to the En­ergy from Waste fa­cil­ity by chang­ing bulky items of rub­bish into preloved trea­sure.

Charity Be­tel UK col­lect old fur­ni­ture and trans­form it back into the sup­ply chain be­fore sell­ing it at their shop on Pack­horse Road, Ger­rards Cross.

The Buck­ing­hamshire Joint Waste Part­ner­ship, charity Be­tel UK and Biffa Mu­nic­i­pal Ltd started the trial at the be­gin­ning of May.

SBDC coun­cil­lor Luisa Sul­li­van, port­fo­lio holder for en­vi­ron­ment says: “We’re al­ways look­ing for new ways to make it eas­ier for our res­i­dents to re­cy­cle their un­wanted items and many of the things we throw away haven’t reached the end of their use­ful life. This trial is a con­ve­nient way for res­i­dents to dis­pose of items they no longer need, safe in the knowl­edge that it will go on to be trea­sured by some­one else.”

Biffa busi­ness man­ager, Dar­ren Kenny, said: “It’s such a shame to see per­fectly re­us­able items be­ing thrown away. We look for­ward to work­ing with Be­tel and help­ing to re­duce the en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact of this.”

Be­tel man­ager, Ian Daw, said: “This is a great op­por­tu­nity to give fur­ni­ture a se­cond life but also to en­able us to sup­port more peo­ple and help turn around their lives through our charity too.”

Call 01895 837 333 or visit www.south­ bulky for more in­for­ma­tion.

Col­lec­tion costs £35 for up to three items or £15 for res­i­dents in re­ceipt of cer­tain ben­e­fits.

Visit­ to find out more about Be­tel UK.

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