Dogs get un­der cover oper­a­tion

Es­ti­mated 2,000 dis­carded stu­dents’ du­vets are re­cy­cled for ca­nine care

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION -

STU­DENTS’ dis­carded du­vets have been put to good use to keep vul­ner­a­ble dogs warm.

Hilling­don Coun­cil de­liv­ered du­vets, un­wanted by stu­dents from Brunel Univer­sity at the end of the aca­demic year, to the Dogs Trust where they will help keep some of the bor­ough’s ca­nines cosy.

Brunel Univer­sity es­ti­mated de­part­ing stu­dents left more than 2,000 du­vets this year, which the coun­cil’s waste and re­cy­cling team col­lected in two lor­ries on June 14.

They de­liv­ered them to the Dogs Trust in Hare­field, where they were grate­fully re­ceived and will be re­cy­cled as bed­ding for the an­i­mals.

Cllr Keith Bur­rows, Hilling­don Coun­cil Cab­i­net Mem­ber for Plan­ning, Trans­porta­tion and Re­cy­cling said: “Hilling­don Coun­cil’s com­mit­ment to re­cy­cling ex­tends be­yond pro­vid­ing free weekly col­lec­tions for dry re­cy­clables, gar­den waste, tex­tiles and food, and a warm, help­ful re­cep­tion at our re­cy­cling cen­tre in Hare­field.

“This in­no­va­tive ini­tia­tive is an ex­am­ple of how we can help lo­cal busi­nesses and char­i­ties, and at the same time re­duce land­fill.”

For more in­for­ma­tion about re­cy­cling in the bor­ough, visit www. h i l l i n g d o n . g o v. u k / re­cy­cling.

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