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Tetbury goes green with weekend Swap Shop

Features by Adam 1 Comment »

Unwanted items ranging from books to bicycles were exchanged for free at a Swap Shop in Tetbury.

Last weekend’s event was organised by Cotswold District Council as part of its drive to reduce waste and promote the re-use and recycling of materials.

Residents were able to bring along unwanted but re-usable clothes, shoes, books, crockery, videos and computer games and take other items home with them for free. The goods exchanged even included two mountain bikes.

Saturday’s Swap Shop was part of the Council’s Check It Out open weekend held at the town’s leisure centre and there was also a recycling activity for youngsters who made models out of junk materials.

Waste Manager Scott Williams said: “We had a very positive response to the Swap Shop, which was a great way of encouraging residents to reduce what they throw away and reuse items wherever possible. “Hopefully we helped to ensure that a lot of unwanted items will now be put to good use rather than being dumped in landfill sites.”

Items that were not snapped up on the day were donated to the Tenovus cancer charity shop in Long Street, Tetbury.
Shop manager Joy Dulare said: “I think the Swap Shop was a really good idea and I would be happy to support the Council again if it did anything like this in future.”

For more information on your local recycling services, visit www.recycleforgloucestershire.com.

Article included with kind permission of Cotswold District Council - www.cotswold.gov.uk

Recycling is in the bag for show visitors

Events, Features by Adam No Comments »

Recycling at Moreton Fire Service collegeHundreds of free reusable jute shopping bags were handed out to visitors at the Moreton Fire Service College Open Day.Recycling advice and information was given out by Cotswold District Council officers and more than 300 show-goers filled out questionnaires in exchange for Recycle for Gloucestershire shopping bags.

Kate Newman, Compost Officer for Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, was also kept busy with a string of inquiries about how to make great home compost.

“It was a very successful day,” said Waste Communications Officer Mike Harris.

“We spoke to hundreds of Cotswold residents and were able to respond to their questions and comments.

“The message that really came across was that the overwhelming majority of people want to recycle as much of their waste as possible.”

Council officers will again be handing out free reusable shopping bags during the Check It Out open weekend at Cotswold Leisure, Tetbury, on Saturday, 22nd September, from 10am to 2pm.

Officers will also be conducting a Swap Shop, where people will be able to give away unwanted items and pick up other stuff for free, and a junk-modelling activity for children.

Article included with kind permission of Cotswold District Council - www.cotswold.gov.uk

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