We’ve recently launched a “hand it back” campaign in Herefordshire.
Working with Herefordshire Council we’ve urged local residents to look through their homes and let us know about any equipment they may have been loaned that they no longer need.
Many unwanted items sit in the corners of a room, in cupboards or in the back of garden sheds and outbuildings or they are sold at charity shops and at car boots sales, when they could easily be recycled for another resident to use.
A larger number of items are only used once or for a small amount of time and then thrown away. Returning equipment means that thousands of items will be found new homes instead of ending up in landfill, which is good news for the environment.
We’ve made returning equipment easy for residents; they can complete a form on the website, give us a call or email us to tell us they have unwanted equipment or they can drop it at our local depot.
Councillor Pauline Crockett, Herefordshire Council Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said:
"It would be fantastic if we could increase the amount of equipment returned over the coming months and increase the recycling rates of the service for the county.
Unfortunately some people are not aware that the equipment can be easily returned and re-used to help more people which saves money and means we can help more people."
If you live in Herefordshire and have unwanted equipment which has been supplied to you through Hereford Council or the NHS via NRS Healthcare please let us know:
You can visit our returns web page here.
Call us ☎ on 0300 100 0045