Monmouthshire County Council is inviting residents to undertake an early spring house clearance and pick up a bargain at the same time by bringing useful but unwanted small household items to swopshop events in Caldicot, Abergavenny and Monmouth. Held as part of the Welsh Government’s Tidy Towns initiative, the council’s intention is to help people recycle and reuse as much as possible. Participation is totally free and any items other than electrical goods may be offered provided they are non-hazardous and in reasonably good condition. All residents are welcome to attend whether they bring anything or not.
Articles can range from toys, books, clothing and bikes to small pieces of furniture, maps, garden tools or DVD’s – anything that is no longer wanted but could be used by someone else.
Cllr Giles Howard, the council’s cabinet member for Culture & Environment said: “These events demonstrate how one person’s rubbish is another person’s treasure and that small changes make big differences if we all join in. It’s particularly appropriate that they are to be held during National Climate Week as they can make a positive contribution towards saving the planet”.
Anything left will be offered to charity or removed to household waste recycling sites. No items will be accepted after 7.30pm.
Events will be held at:
- Severn View Social Club, Station Road, Caldicot; Monday 4th March, 6pm-8pm
- St Michaels Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny; Thursday 7th March, 6pm-8pm
- Family Learning Centre, Overmonnow, Monmouth; Friday 8th March, 6pm-8pm
Contact Tidy Towns Officer firstname.lastname@example.org tel 01633 644844 for more information.