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Raunds Residents to take Part in Innovative Waste Collection Pilot

Raunds residents will pilot a new waste collection scheme from East Northamptonshire Council (ENC).

 

The WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) collection scheme goes live on Monday 23 September and will run until the end of 2019. If successful, the scheme could be rolled out across the district.

 

During the trial, residents will be able to place small and handheld electrical items out alongside their regular waste collection and these will be collected, taken to a dedicated facility for sorting and recycling.

 

Items for collection should be left next to recycling or refuse bin on normal collection days and the following small electrical items will be collected:

 

  • Hairdryers, hair straighteners, shavers, electric toothbrushes
  • Kitchen appliances such as toasters, kettles, hand blenders
  • DVD/CD Players, radios, MP3 players and remote controls
  • Clocks, watches, calculators and torches
  • Kettles
  • Telephones, cameras
  • Laptops, remote controls
  • Small electrical DIY tools such as drills and electric screwdrivers
  • Toys (remote control car or drone)
  • Chargers

 

Items should still have the cables attached and all batteries removed.

 

Steven North, Leader of East Northamptonshire Council said:

 

“As a council, we are committed to helping residents with their recycling in East Northamptonshire. With a growing number of electrical items in households due to technologies constantly changing, this trial is the next step in ensuring that as many items as possible are sent to recycling facilities.

 

“We encourage residents in Raunds to have a rummage through their cupboards and dig out all those unused and unwanted household electrical items for our team to collect and recycle. At ENC, we hope that the WEEE trial in Raunds will be a success and we can roll it out across the district.”

 

Any electrical items collected will be placed in a specially designed cage attached to waste trucks and due to the cage size only small and handheld items, such as the above list, can be accepted. If the cage becomes full, the waste team may have to leave items, but Raunds residents are encouraged to place any items left behind out for collection the following week.

 

More information about the WEEE pilot scheme can be found at: www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/WEEE

Constance Travis Charitable Trust donate £5million Gift to Northamptonshire Community Foundation

A £5million endowment gift has been awarded to Northamptonshire Community Foundation from the Constance Travis Charitable Trust, making it the single most significant gift to the Foundation since its inception in 2001

Daylight Centre

Daylight Centre

The funds are being added to an existing endowment fund held at the Foundation on behalf of the Trust and enable a major part of its Northamptonshire giving to be administered by the Foundation in perpetuity.

Daylight Centre

Daylight Centre

Regular giving to Northamptonshire charities has been a large part of the distribution of funds from the Constance Travis Charitable Trust over the past 35 years and the Trustees felt hat they would like to enhance their partnership with the Foundation in the administration of the grants.

Serve Rushden

Serve Rushden

Tony Travis, Chair of the Constance Travis Charitable Trust, said: “We have had a very good working relationship with the Community Foundation since 2004 and we are delighted that we will be working even closer with them in the future.”

 

Charities that have historically benefited from the Trust have been informed that they are still eligible for support but now need to make their applications directly to the Community Foundation. Serve Rushden have recently received £5,000 towards their work supporting elderly people and the Daylight Centre in Wellingborough have received £3,000 helping to alleviate people who are living in poverty.

Serve Rushden

Serve Rushden

Victoria Miles, CEO of the Foundation, said: “We are thrilled that the Constance Travis Charitable Trust continues to work in partnership with the Foundation, we have enjoyed an excellent relationship over the last 13 years and have worked together to help support thriving communities here in the county. The increase in this endowment fund is significant and we look forward to funding existing charities but also newly established community groups and projects. “

 

The Constance Travis Charitable Trust was set up by the family in 1983 and has supported a broad range of charities at an international, national and local level.

 

Northamptonshire Community Foundation is the leading, independent grant-making charity in the county, working with fund holders and donors to ensure projects make a sustainable impact on local need. For more information please visit www.ncf.uk.com