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Waste amnesty collects over 10 tonnes of household waste

Published Wednesday, 03 October 2018

Over 10 tonnes of household waste was collected at a recent waste amnesty organised by East Northamptonshire Council.

Working in partnership with FCC Environment and Grand Union Housing Group, home owners in the Highfield Road area of Rushden took advantage of the scheme to help households throw away any unwanted items or waste.

In just under one hour on Saturday, 29 September, the team collected hundreds of sacks of general and garden waste as well as seven fridge freezers!  The garden waste will be recycled, as well as any white goods via the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment recycling scheme.

Children also took part in a community litter pick organised by a local housing association that added to great haul of waste.

Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, Cllr Steven North said:

“This is a wonderful achievement by all involved and once again shows what can be accomplished when organisations and residents work together to improve the area we live in.”

If you want to organise your own community litter pick, email our waste team. We are able to supply all the equipment you should need and can collect the waste at the end of the day.