Posted: Sun 12th Jun 2016

Reuse Project Offers Free Collection

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jun 12th, 2016

A Carmarthenshire reuse project is offering free collection of washing machines, electric cookers, tumble dryers and dishwashers for a limited time only. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Gwyn i Wyrdd usually charges £10 to collect up to three appliances – but from June 1 to July 29 they will collect for free. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The unwanted electrical appliances are taken to the workshop in Cross Hands where they are repaired and cleaned and then sold on. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

As well as promoting repair, reuse and recycling, the scheme provides opportunities for training for adults with disabilities and individuals seeking work experience and training. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Executive Board Member for the Environment Cllr Hazel Evans said: “It is such a waste to buy something new when it can easily be repaired. This is an excellent project which is providing a free collection of white goods that people no longer want, jobs and training for those that need it, and quality electrical appliances at reasonable prices.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

All appliances are repaired and tested to British Standard by qualified domestic appliance technicians and come with a 90 day warranty. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Gwyn i Wyrdd works in partnership with ERP (European Recycling Profile) and the council’s waste and recycling section. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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