East Northants waste amnesty sees more than 10 tonnes of rubbish collected

The waste amnesty in East Northants (pictures by Matthew Power Photography)
The waste amnesty in East Northants (pictures by Matthew Power Photography)

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

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

The waste amnesty in East Northants (pictures by Matthew Power Photography)

The waste amnesty in East Northants (pictures by Matthew Power Photography)

In just under one hour on Saturday (September 29), 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 which added to a 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.”

The waste amnesty also included a community litter pick (pictures by Matthew Power Photography)

The waste amnesty also included a community litter pick (pictures by Matthew Power Photography)

Anyone who wants to organise their own community litter pick can email the waste team on waste@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk.

They are able to supply all the equipment you should need and can collect the waste at the end of the day.