NORTH Yorkshire County Council marked Zero Waste Week last week by encouraging residents to drop-off their unwanted reusable items.

The council encouraged people to drop off items at North Yorkshire's 20 Household Waste Recycling Centres.

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According to the council every site now has a signed container for reusable items, as well as the usual recycling, garden waste and general waste.

The items are then taken to the not-for-profit organisation The Recycle Project in York to be upcycled, refurbished, used for community projects or sold on in their new shop at Yorvale Business Park.

Bradley Mulhearn, managing director of The Recycling Project said: "It’s great to be working with North Yorkshire County Council and Yorwaste on this exciting project and already the items we are getting from the sites have been excellent. Our mission is to turn waste into a positive."

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