Recycling scheme hailed big success

By Gary Smee Thursday 01 November 2012 Updated: 08/11 13:33

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Buy photos » Roundabout manager Bob Pooler is delighted after more than 31 tonnes of furniture was collected from Hill and Moor Recycling Centre to be re-used in th last four years. Picture by Marcus Mingins. 26.10.037.MMR.

A PIONEERING recycling scheme in the Vale has been hailed a success after more than 31 tonnes of furniture was re-used by families in need.

In November 2008, Worcestershire County Council introduced a re-use container at Hill and Moor Household Recycling Centre (HRC) near Pershore.

It meant residents could drop off any items suitable to be used again and the site attendants put them aside for Evesham charity, Roundabout, to collect.

And with the scheme now entering its fifth year Bob Pooler, manager at Roundabout, thanked everyone who has donated the equivalent of more than 1,150 chests of drawers.

"I am very pleased that Roundabout has been able to work with Severn Waste Services and Worcestershire County Council to develop the re-use facility at Hill and Moor," he said.

"The opportunity has been invaluable for our charity to access re-usable items that we would otherwise miss."

The charity, which is based at Blackminster Business Park, re-distributes furniture and other household items to needy families in the region.

Coun Anthony Blagg, responsible for environment and waste management at Worcestershire County Council, added: "I am very pleased to hear about the continuing success of this reuse scheme.

"It is environmentally friendly as well as being good for the community, and it has been well worth our support and investment."

For more information about Roundabout call 01386 833030 or visit www.roundaboutevesham.org.uk.

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