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Local chef Shane Jordan will be at the Council's next Give and Take Day in Chew Valley

By council_spoke  |  Posted: January 09, 2013

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Bath & North East Somerset Council will be holding their next Give and Take Day at Chew Valley Secondary School, Chew Lane, Chew Magna BS40 8QB on Saturday 26 January 2013 from 10am - 1pm. Give and Take days are a simple way for residents to get rid of reusable items they no longer need and take things that they do need, all for free. At previous events residents have donated a range of fantastic items including bicycles, sets of golf clubs, an inflatable swimming pool, brand new baby clothing and musical instruments.

The aim of the day is to reduce the amount of unwanted household items ending-up in landfill and costing the local taxpayer money in landfill charges, as well as reducing the amount of harmful gases being released into the atmosphere. All residents  need to do is bring along their unwanted reusable items (not broken or electrical) and donate them at Chew Valley Secondary School from 9am with the last donation accepted at 12 noon. We will only accept small pieces of furniture or items that will fit into an average sized family car.

Badged volunteers will receive, check and sort your items on the day. Anyone is free to browse the collection of donations and take away items, although the Council is encouraging people not to take away more than 10 items.

Love food hate waste

For the first time at these events, Shane Jordan, a freelance vegetarian chef from Bristol will be joining the Council's recycling team to offer tips and advice on saving money by cutting down your wasted food by using up your leftovers.  He will be giving a demonstration on how to make coconut Island cakes with a chance for you to taste his delicious creation. Shane has worked in various cafés and food stalls in Bristol and promotes healthy vegetarian alternatives in cooking.  In addition to this he specialises in creating recipes from wasted surplus food.  .

The Council's Waste Campaigns Team will be on hand to offer advice on recycling, reducing household waste and home composting.

What items do we except at a Give and Take day?

Yes please!

  • Toys, Bicycles and books
  • Clothes and reusable linen e.g. sheets, curtains
  • DVD's and CD's
  • Garden ware and tools
  • Bric-a-Brac

No thank you!

  • Electrical items
  • Hazardous or toxic items e.g. paint
  • Foam furniture e.g. sofas, chairs, duvets, pillows
  • Gas appliances
  • Broken or damaged items
  • Tools requiring safety equipment
  • No bulky items e.g. Cupboards, wardrobes *
  • Videos
  • No baby equipment – prams, car safety seats, bouncers

For more details or if you wish to volunteer at this event please contact Council Connect on 01225 39 40 41 or councilconnect@bathnes.gov.uk or Text SMS: 07797 806545 or www.bathnes.gov.uk/wasteservices

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