Suffolk County Council has come up with a simple and practical way of recycling residents’ one-off, unusual goods, that would otherwise have to go to a recycling centre.

Homeowners are due to receive ‘Sort and Save’ bags, designed to put hard-to-recycle items like batteries, lamps, radios, tools and toys in – all items that would otherwise have to go in normal collections, or wait to go to a waste and recycling centre, reports

Just like normal kitchen recycling bins, the bags are made to be easy-to-use and store. Each bag holds separate ‘compartments’, made up of two small, one medium and one large storage area, catered for a wide range of goods.

The council’s idea, according to councillor Lisa Chambers, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for environment and property management, is that householders will collect rarer recyclable items gradually.

“This really is a great opportunity for people to organise their recycling and avoid throwing away random one-off items they feel do not warrant a trip to their nearest household waste recycling centre,” she said, cites

“This way householders can neatly store up these items over time and dispose of their waste in an environmentally friendly and convenient way. I would encourage everyone to make a trip and collect one of these bags for free.”

Bags will be made available at recycling centres throughout Suffolk, including the Mildenhall facility, between 10am and 2pm on September 3.

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