Could your old trash become someone’s treasured item?
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.southbucks.gov.uk/ bulky for more information.
Collection costs £35 for up to three items or £15 for residents in receipt of certain benefits.
Visit www.betel.uk/ to find out more about Betel UK.