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Give a Day to Carlisle

Published on 01 July 2019

Give a Day to Carlisle

As part of this year’s Give a Day for the City, Carlisle City Council is encouraging residents to recycle their unwanted electrical items.

The council will be holding a recycling awareness event on Friday 5 July between 10am and 2pm at Impact Furniture Services, Nelson Street, Carlisle.

Bring along any small household electrical item - it doesn’t matter if it still works. It will then be put to good use and will be either reused or recycled. Residents can also bring along empty crisp packets and used small batteries to be recycled too.

Refreshments will also be available alongside the opportunity to find out what you can help us recycle for Carlisle. There will goodie bags on offer and the chance to take part in a recycling quiz.

Impact Furniture Services also has lots of great quality used furniture on sale at a low cost. So why not pop along to the event to see if you can spot a bargain.

Carlisle City Cllr Nigel Christian, Portfolio holder for Environment and Transport, said:

“We’re delighted to be part of this year’s Give a Day for the City. We want to encourage people to recycle more using either their kerbside collections, at local recycling centres, or donate unwanted white goods and furniture to Impact Furniture Services. Carlisle residents have a great track record, but we are always striving to increase the amount of waste we recycle.”

Did you know?

  • All the waste we collect from your green box, green bags or recycling bank is recycled here in the UK and we even accept black plastics.
  • The vehicle we use may look like a bin wagon, but a partition down the middle separates the recyclable materials into different compartments, keeping them clean, which adds to their value. Glass, plastics, tins and cans are placed in one side of the partition and paper, cardboard and cartons in the other. At the recycling depot, the materials are unloaded and placed onto a conveyor belt and clever machinery sorts them ready for reprocessing.

Want to know about recycling in Carlisle, visit or visit to find more about donating or buying furniture.

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