A NEW service allowing east Durham residents to recycle their old furniture or buy refurbished items is now open for business.

East Durham Furniture Re-use (EDF) is a community enterprise and registered charity, which provides a free collection service for good-quality, unwanted furniture.

Items are refurbished and sold back to the public and voluntary and charitable organisations at very low prices.

Anyone wanting further information on the service can telephone EDF on 0191-518 4394 or Easington District Council on 0191-527 0501.