Up my street: a passion for recycling in Kempsey
I am lucky to live in a street where
recycling is take up with an avid passion. This year has been
no exception. Due to one person having major work carried out on
his property, he kindly asked members of the street what they
may want. This resulted in a major exchange of re-used materials. I
got his old front door another person re-used his old back door. A
third neighbour has used his old bricks to use in a new feature in
Another person in the street uses all the
untreated waste wood in the street for his wood burner;
shortly to be joined by a further person who had a new wood burner
fitted in his house. A set of front driveway gates has been
constructed from waste wood by yet another neighbour; together with
a set of hanging flower stands.
For my part I have used waste wood from The
WRE (Worcestershire Resource Exchange) to construct flower stands
for hanging baskets; together with pallets for a compost bin.
Furthermore, most of my fences have been painted with supplies from
the aforementioned WRE.
To reduce the cost of undertaking jobs in
the street- we have an informal tool sharing system – whereby in
most cases we borrow any tools needed from each other.
This saves costs and the carbon foot print of buying new.
In conclusion, very little is wasted in the
street as most compost and recycle most materials – creating a
positive community for all and the environment.
This page was last reviewed 26 January 2011 at 9:51 by Matt Lambeth.