Don't bin your unwanted Christmas gifts

KEEN recyclers are being asked to make the most of any unwanted Christmas gifts by taking them along to a supermarket. As part of a drive to reduce unnecessary waste, South Cambridgeshire District Council (SCDC) and Cambridgeshire Community Reuse and Rec

KEEN recyclers are being asked to make the most of any unwanted Christmas gifts by taking them along to a supermarket.

As part of a drive to reduce unnecessary waste, South Cambridgeshire District Council (SCDC) and Cambridgeshire Community Reuse and Recycling Network have organised a Jolly Green Santa.

As part of the scheme any unwanted Christmas gifts can be taken to Morrisons supermarket in Cambourne on Thursday, January 8 from 10am to 3pm.

The unwanted gifts including books, clothes, toys and games will then be passed on to charities and community groups.


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The environmentally-friendly initiative will mean fewer unwanted gifts will end up in the bin and landfill sites.

Cllr Sue Ellington, SCDC environmental services portfolio holder said: "It's always wonderful to receive gifts, but sometimes you find you are unable to use them. This is a great way to ensure someone else can benefit from your unwanted presents."

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Green Santa is part of the Choose2Reuse campaign, backed by the Association of Charity Shops, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough local authorities, Cambridgeshire Community Reuse and Recycling Network and Donarbon Waste Management Ltd.

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