Council pilots community reuse and recycling event

Dudley Council is asking residents who have items that are too good to throw away to gift them to a community sharing pilot.

The local authority is holding it’s ‘Too Good to Throw Away’ event at Chawn Hill Church in Pedmore on Tuesday 9 January from 10am to 3pm.

People will be able to donate unwanted household items that are in good working order including curtains, bedding, cushions, kitchenware, small electrical items, clothes, food and unused toiletries. Councillor Ian Bevan, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said:

“Christmas is a special time, but it can also be a time of excess and waste for some and a time of worry for others.

“Sadly we know that some of our borough residents face difficult times but it is fantastic local charities are able to lend a helping hand.”

The items will then be shared between charitable organisations in the borough, including Provision House, which repurposes them for community use. Councillor Dr Rob Clinton, cabinet member for climate change, added:

“In a society where many people have more than they need, it is very distressing to be reminded that some people do not have enough to make their house a home.

“This initiative is an important part of our climate action plan, as it helps to reduce waste by redistributing and reusing perfectly good things that will be very much appreciated by households within the borough.”

People can find out more, and see a full list of wanted items, by visiting

Residents are politely reminded that the scheme is not requesting furniture, soft furniture or white goods.


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