Pop-up recycling service coming to towns and villages in East Northamptonshire

You can recycle your old phone
You can recycle your old phone
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A new pop-up recycling service is coming to towns and villages in the county.

The “rag and phone man” has been introduced by East Northamptonshire Council as a way to help people recycle unwanted textiles, electrical items, batteries and mobile phones.

The service will be visiting various locations and they will collect items such as hair dryers, straighteners, razors, toothbrushes, radios, torches, chargers, toys and irons. Anything which needs a plug or battery.

They will also take batteries, textiles in bags, large electrical items such as fridges and washing machines and mobile phones.

Collection staff will be on hand to help and advise on all things recycling-related.

East Northamptonshire Council received funding for this scheme in April.

Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, Steven North said: “We’re delighted to use the funding we have received to launch this service. It will run as a 12 month pilot scheme and then we’ll review its success.

“We hope lots of people will take advantage of this convenient and easy way to dispose of those electrical bits and bobs and old textiles that have been cluttering up drawers and cupboards. Our collection crews will take all items back to our depot, ready for collection by a registered compliance scheme so residents can be assured that their items are being recycled properly.”

For more information about recycling, visit www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/waste

To recycle your garden waste, join the Garden Waste Club at www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/gardenwaste

Collection points are at the following places in July:

5 July

Council offices car park, Cedar Drive, Thrapston

9 – 10.45am

Waitrose car park, East Road, Oundle

11.10am – 1.30pm

Working Men’s Club car park, Chapel Street, Warmington

1.45 – 3.00pm

12 July

Orchard Place car park, Rushden

9 – 10.30am

Grangeway shopping precinct, Rushden

10.45am – 12.15pm

Saffron Road car park, Higham Ferrers

12.30 – 1.45pm

Church Street car park, Irthlingborough

2 – 3pm

19 July

Village Hall, New Road, Easton on the Hill

9.30 – 10.45am

Kingsmead Industrial Estate, Station Road, King’s Cliffe

11am – 12.15pm

Red Lodge Road (old bottle bank site), Bulwick

12.40 – 1.40pm

Woodlands Garage, Sudborough Road, Brigstock

2 – 3pm

26 July

Orchard Place car park, Rushden

9 – 10.30am

Grangeway shopping precinct, Rushden

10.45am – 12.15pm

Saffron Road car park, Higham Ferrers

12.30 – 1.45pm

Market Square, Raunds

2 – 3pm