By ANISAH ARIF
Bradford Council are offering a ‘New to Me’ re-use service for unwanted goods in the Bowling Back Lane area.
This re-use service means that people on a trip to the tip may end up coming back with more than they set off.
The Household Waste Recycling Centre in Bowling Back Lane will be offering a collection of goods left at all the authority’s recycling centres but which are still considered to be useful.
As part of Bradford Council’s Christmas Recycling campaign, staff at each recycling centre in the district will look out for items in good condition which have been left by customers.
They will be collected in a container at Bowling Back Lane where people can take any useful item for a £1 donation to the Lord Mayor’s Appeal for charity.
The majority of goods on offer will include small items of furniture, kitchen utensils, crockery, pans, toys, books or other re-usable goods.
Because of the possible danger, items such as children’s car seats, prams, pushchairs, bikes, helmets or electrical goods will not be included.
The re-use container will be supervised at all times and situated away from the main disposal skips.
Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Healthy People and Places, said: “This service will add an extra dimension to our household waste recycling centres.
“Not only will waste be recycled, there will also be an opportunity for unwanted, good quality goods to be re-used and loved again in a new home.
“This simple green solution will not only offer our residents the opportunity to acquire small household items, it will also provide extra funds for the Lord Mayor’s charity Appeal, as well as being good for the environment.”
If the new pilot service at Bowling Back Lane, which begins on Friday, 14 December, proves a success, it will continue in the New Year, when we would look at providing a similar facility at one of the other District HWRC’s.