INTEREST was sparked during an event to encourage residents to recycle their unwanted household electrical items — to the benefit of needy families.
A series of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) initiatives are being held on Bulwell Market Place by Nottingham City Council.
The aim is to collect small items, such as toasters and kettles, with the aim of distributing them, once checked, to families on low incomes.
During the first event, more than 100 unwanted items were brought along to be re-used or recycled in just a few hours.
A special ceremony also took place to present prizes to the winners of a competition to design a re-usable bag.
Eleven-year-old Sian Langham, of Cantrell Primary School in Bulwell, and Megan Hart (14), of the Trinity Catholic School in Aspley, received certificates from Coun Alex Norris (Lab), who is the city council’s lead member for area working, cleansing and community safety.
The WEEE events are being run in conjunction with partners Family First, Wastecycle and Valpak.
As an added incentive, anyone who donates an item is entered into a free prize draw to win a new laptop, energy-efficient freezer or fridge or solar-powered radio.
The next WEEE recycling date in Bulwell is next Tuesday.
They will be revived again on Tuesdays May 1, 8, 15 and 22.
OUR PHOTO shows Sian (left) and Megan with their recyclable bag-designs and Coun Alex Norris