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Declutter ahead of Christmas

Published Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Residents are being encouraged to de-clutter their homes in the run up to Christmas and pick up some fantastic free stuff while helping to boost recycling rates at an event on 25 October.

Enfield Council is urging residents to attend one of the North London Waste Authority and the London Community Resource Network delivered re-use events which are taking place in north London, as part of NLWA's waste prevention programme to promote waste reduction and reuse.

The first event will be take place on Saturday 25 October (2-5pm) at St Mary Magdalene Church in Windmill Hill, Enfield.

They give residents the opportunity to pass on things they no longer need while picking up something they do completely free of charge. Items accepted during the events are books, DVDs/CDs, garden ware, computer items, tools, clothes/shoes, small furniture, small electrical items and toys, large furniture and white goods.

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Environment and Community Safety, Cllr Chris Bond, said: "These are great events which give residents the chance to de-clutter their homes and pick up some fantastic free stuff.

"We're absolutely committed to reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfill and the very best way of doing that is making sure unwanted items find a new home."

Residents can also take advantage of free collection for bulky items by registering in advance (text 07811237329 or email but no items outside the north London boroughs will be collected from households. Collections will also depend on availability as high demand is expected on the service which will work on a First-Come, First-Served basis.

Events will also feature clothes up-cycling activities and repair workshops where residents can learn how to create new clothes, kitchen items, accessories and toys from old clothes .

There will also be a repair workshop where residents will have the chance to repair their own electrical items and learn the most common DIY.

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