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Success for Yorkshire Dales furniture recycling scheme

[Monday 25 September 2006]

A SUCCESSFUL scheme operating across the Northern Yorkshire Dales which recycles unwanted furniture is on the lookout for new stock.

The Hambleton and Richmondshire Furniture Store supplies low cost second hand furniture to homeless people and families on low incomes.

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Councillor David Blades on a recycled sofa

It takes in unwanted items from homes across Northallerton and Thirsk - not only to re-house it in other properties but also saving the need for it to go to landfill.

The store has been up and running for almost three years - making 389 furniture collections and 183 deliveries last year alone. In four months this year it has already made 135 collections and 98 deliveries.

"Many people have benefited from the work this charity undertakes," said Hambleton District Council Housing Manager, Alan Glew.

"Hambleton has been behind the scheme from day one - it makes a valuable contribution and addition to local services as well as reducing the amount of waste we produce.

"But without contributions from the public it cannot survive so we would urge local people who are having new furnishings delivered to think about sending their unwanted items to this store."

Donations can be taken to the Standard Way Industrial Estate store in Northallerton or collections can be arranged by calling 07801 591581.

To view furniture call the store to book an appointment.

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