Donate your large electricals to a good cause
Fed up with your fridge? Weary of your washing machine? Are you thinking of making a change?
If you are planning to replace any large, working household appliances then why not donate them to a good cause.
Instead of sending good quality items to be recycled, give them to your local furniture reuse project who will give them a new lease of life.
Derbyshire County Council is teaming up with Glossopdale Furniture Project to hold a household electricals collection event on Saturday October 20 from 9.30am to 3pm.
They are encouraging people to bring along their old but working white goods like washing machines, fridges, freezers and microwaves.
They also would welcome any smaller, reusable electrical items such as hairdryers, CD players and laptops.
Joan Cook, manager from Glossopdale Furniture Project, said: “As we are a charity we rely on the goodwill and donations of the public in order to keep running.
"We provide a service that helps people furnish their homes on a tight budget.”
The project’s staff will test all donated appliances before selling them on to low income households meaning that your old items will get a whole new lease of life.
You also have the chance to enter into a prize draw to win £50 of shopping vouchers if you donate your electrical items.
Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Recycling and Technology John Allsop said: “Reuse is the very best method of making sure that less waste is sent to landfill.
“Furniture projects play a big role in this and they also offer budget conscious families the opportunity to benefit from low cost, good quality household items.
“By donating your electrical items to a furniture project, you are not only helping the environment, you are also helping other people to create homes to be proud of.”
If you are unable to bring bulky electrical items to the collection event and you live in the High Peak, the project offers a free home collection service.
Call 01457 857505 and they will arrange a suitable time and date to collect your large item.
Quote “Derbyshire County Council” when calling to be entered into the free prize draw.
The collection event is on Saturday 20 October from 9.30am to 3pm at Tesco Superstore, Bridgemont, Whaley Bridge, High Peak SK23 7HT.
Last updated: 16th October 2012