Bulwell recycling events to make most of unwanted items

A SERIES of recycling events in Bulwell will switch on to making the most of unwanted household electrical items.

Equipment, ranging from toasters to radios, can be taken along to the town’s Market Place next Tuesday (January 10) and also on the Tuesdays of January 17 and 24 from 9 am to 4 pm.

Items will be tested to see if they can be re-used — and then donated to needy families. Pieces that cannot be fixed will be recycled.

As an incentive, anyone who takes part in the initiative run by Nottingham City Council will be entered into a prize draw.

Coun Alex Norris (Lab), a member of the city council, said: “We are looking to make better use of unwanted or broken small household electrical items.

“Family First, our re-use partner, will test and repair them wherever possible and will be recruiting a domestic-appliance engineer to help get more electrical items to homes that need them.”

The council has won a grant of almost £30,000 to stage the Bulwell events and others around the city.