Hand over unwanted items for good cause

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NEIGHBOURS are being asked to rummage through their lofts for electrical items which can be recycled.

Portsmouth City Council wants people to take their stash of old kettles, toasters, and irons to collection points across the area from the start of next week.

The initiative is part of National Recycling Week, which runs between June 18 and 24. Once the goods are handed over they will be donated to local charities.

Items deemed unusable will be disposed of.

On Monday, samba group Sambatida will play musical instruments made out of old pots and pans as part of the launch of the event at Guildhall Square, between 11.30am and 2.30pm.

People can take their donations to every library in Portsmouth except North End.

Other collection points during the week are the Civic Offices’ underground car park, Southsea Skatepark, John Pounds Centre, in Portsea, St Swithuns Catholic Primary School, in Southsea, and Southsea Community Centre.