Do you want to recycle items but don’t know what to do with them?
ReUse Essex– Essex Community Reuse and Recycling Network provides a wealth of information for both individuals and businesses. The websit now has a postcode search facility and a link to the appropriate information on their web site ReUse Essex.
Recycle for Essex: find out what facilities your local council provides, together with lots of other interesting information, at www.recycleforessex.co.uk.
FURNITURE: Are you fed up with an item that might be re-usable or sellable? Many organisations throughout Essex will collect items of furniture including carpets and flooring. Find out more at ReUse Essex.www.reuseessex.org.uk
WHITE GOODS: Purchasing a new fridge, freezer, washing machine etc.? If the appliances are in perfect working order, there are many Essex organisations that will collect, refurbish and supply these items to the community at low cost. On site safety checks are normally undertaken. Find out more at ReUse Essex. www.reuseessex.org.uk
SMALL ELECTRICAL ITEMS: Which Essex organisations can make use of your old small goods such as kettles, toasters? Find out more at ReUse Essex.www.reuseessex.org.uk
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS: Many Essex charity shops will take your unwanted crockery, cutlery etc. But it is always best to phone first to avoid a wasted trip. Find out more at ReUse Essex.www.reuseessex.org.uk
CLOTHING: Please don’t throw your old clothing away! If it cannot be resold it can normally be recycled. And don’t forget, charity shops are excellent places to purchase clothes – its quite fashionable these days! Find out more at ReUse Essex. www.reuseessex.org.uk
TOYS: So many Essex organisations can make use of toys. Why not get the children to think about who might benefit from their old favourites next time you are sorting out their cupboards? Find out more at ReUse Essex. www.reuseessex.org.uk
COMPUTERS: If you upgrade your computer you may have friends or family that can make use if your old model. If not, there are many specialist Essex organisations that recycle computers. Find out more at ReUse Essex.www.reuseessex.org.uk
TONER CARTRIDGES: All types can be reused and recycled. Don’t throw them away and if you work for a company that does please ask them if they too could recycle. Some Essex organisations make free bulk collections. Find out more at ReUse Essex.www.reuseessex.org.uk
TOOLS: Many third world countries are still reliant on very basic tools, so please think who your old tools might benefit before throwing them away. Find out more at ReUse Essex. www.reuseessex.org.uk
BIKES: Many Essex organisations refurbish bikes and ship them out to third world countries. Find out more at ReUse Essex. www.reuseessex.org.uk
PAINT: If you have left-over paint that is still usable, there are a few organisations in Essex that may be able to make use of it. Find out more at ReUse Essex. www.reuseessex.org.uk
MOBILE PHONES: Many organisations will accept old mobile phones, including the ancillary equipment such as chargers and headphones. Find out more at ReUse Essex.www.reuseessex.org.uk
BOOKS, TAPES & CDs: There are many facilities for the disposal of books, tapes and CDs in Essex. Telephone charity shops first to save a wasted journey. Find out more at ReUse Essex.www.reuseessex.org.uk
ARTS & CRAFTS: There are numerous schools, youth groups, community projects etc that can make use of scraps of bits and pieces – often using them to stunning effect! Find out more at ReUse Essex. www.reuseessex.org.uk