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TalkingNewspaper.org:Can you visit Coventry tip whilst in tier 3

More information about the tip can be found on the Coventry Council website. The advise is to consider whether an item could be reused by others, promoted on the freecycle or taken to a charity shop before bringing it to the Coventry tip. With current Covid restrictions in place however seeking alternatives may be difficult and demand at the local tip may increase.

Which: Ikea will buy back your furniture from Black Friday

Look out for non-profit or local neighbourhood groups online such as Freecycle – these are good places to sell, swap or give your pre-loved items. Other organisations, such as Furniture Donation Network, will directly give your items to someone in need.

The Times: Can I recycle my duvet?

Belfast Telegraph: Good egg: Fermanagh woman Diana’s rescue hens rule the roost

The keen environmentalist is the founder of Fermanagh Freecycle and her hens have taken over her life as they roam freely around her home.

She was recently involved in another rescue mission around Lisbellaw after one of her hens went missing for 10 hours, although it later turned up unscathed.

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/good-egg-fermanagh-woman-dianas-rescue-hens-rule-the-roost-39560819.html

Property Reporter

3. Use paint in creative ways

When working with a tight budget, it’s a good idea to colour match designer paints. You can often find the tester pots on Gumtree or Freecycle.

You don’t even have to paint an entire room to make a drastic change, especially as this can be quite a big job.

https://www.propertyreporter.co.uk/household/ow-to-update-your-home-interiors-on-a-budge.html

Keighley News

Keighley News

“Good-quality unwanted items can be taken to a local charity shop or furniture recycling projects, which are starting to open again. You can also post them on internet sites such as Freecycle or Gumtree.”

https://www.keighleynews.co.uk/news/18635424.plea-keighley-district-households-amount-waste-going-landfill-soars/

This is money: 15 ways to entertain the family for free: Our top tips to keep the kids entertained this summer

11. PICK UP A FREEBIE

Before heading to the shops to buy a bike or paddling pool, search the website Freecycle (freecycle.org.uk). 

Enter your local area and see what is up for grabs. Try Facebook Marketplace, too.

https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/news/article-8592695/15-tips-free-family-fun-ideas-kids-entertained.html?mrn_rm=rta

Telegraph & Argus :Extra 500 tonnes of waste collected in Bradford per week during pandemic

The authority yesterday put out a statement urging residents to try and cut down on the waste they leave to be collected.

They have been asked to consider taking items to charity shops, furniture recycling warehouses or to “post them on internet sites such as Freecycle or Gumtree.”

https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/18612019.extra-500-tonnes-waste-collected-bradford-per-week-pandemic/

Henley Standard: Friends create sci-fi comedy film with set made in garage

When a shadowy stranger is murdered in Mr Yim’s Soup House, a diner in the solar system, traffic cop Lucha Flax decides to play detective.

The 22-year-olds came up with the idea shortly after graduating from the University of Southampton last summer.

Using websites like Freecycle and chipboard donated by Construct Scenery they spent about a month building the set.

They assembled a cast and crew of 20, some of whom had to leave the set for a day to attend their graduation ceremonies, with actors, comedians, artists, film makers and musicians giving their time for free.

Mr Evans, who lives in St Mark’s Road and studied English and history, said: “We happened to go to university by chance together and that’s when we started making comedy shorts together. https://www.henleystandard.co.uk/news/henley-on-thames/153521/friends-create-sci-fi-comedy-film-with-set-made-in-garage.html

The Sun: HOUSE ABOUT THAT I’ve done up my house for free – I found my bath in the roadside & rug at the tip (but I DID pay 6p for my loo)

Familiarise yourself with upcycling websites like Ilovefreegle.org, freecycle.org, gumtree.com and Facebook Marketplace.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/11545227/hannah-isted-tip-south-wales-furniture/