A ‘Swap Day’ was held by Knowsley Housing Trust (KHT), Knowsley Council and Quarry Green Residents Association, on Saturday, March 27, to reduce the amount of waste residents were sending to landfill sites.“We had a lot of people picking up some great items” said Kerry Kirkpatrick, from KHT.
“KHT is committed to recycling and helping our tenants reduce the amount of waste they produce, so we thought this was a great idea.“The whole community got involved which shows how much people care about helping the environment
John Flaherty, Knowsley Council Service Director for Neighbourhood Delivery said: “Swap days are a great way of prolonging the life of really useful items and preventing them from going to landfill.“It’s also a great way to recycle all your unwanted household items and help Knowsley reach its recycling target of 35 per cent. The Swap day has proved to be really popular and great fun. Swap Days will be repeated in other areas of the Borough throughout 2010.”
KHT’s Kerry Kirkpatrick and KMBC’s Lesley Barnabus show off some of the goods on offer at the Swap Day event.