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New electrical recycling scheme helps those in need

Release Date: 28-Apr-2009
KNH has launched a new electrical recycling scheme aimed at helping people get started in their new homes.
We collect good quality electrical items and white goods – fridges, freezers, washing machines and smaller items such as irons, televisions and microwaves – that have been left in empty properties or that have been donated by staff and tenants who no longer need them.

The items are safety checked and cleaned and then “re-homed” with new KNH customers, who are perhaps setting up their first home, or starting out again on their own after a relationship breakdown, and who may be struggling to buy the essentials.

The project has a number of benefits. It gives practical support to those who need it most and it also cuts the amount of waste we send to landfill.

So far, the scheme has been a great success. During a three-month pilot, around 60 households have benefited. However, to keep it going we desperately need more stock - particularly washing machines, fridges, freezers and microwaves.

So if you’re replacing any household electrical item, and it’s in a good, useable condition, please don’t throw it away. We will collect it from you and make sure it goes to someone who needs it.

To find out more, or to arrange to donate, please contact Karen Oates on 01484 416400. Or email new.business@knh.org.uk

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