Carmarthenshire project offering free collection of old 'white goods'


A Carmarthenshire reuse project is offering free collection of washing machines, electric cookers, tumble dryers and dishwashers for a limited time only.
Gwyn i Wyrdd (white to green) usually charges £10 to collect up to three appliances – but from June 1 to July 29 they will collect for free.
The unwanted electrical appliances are taken to the workshop in Cross Hands where they are repaired and cleaned and then sold on.
As well as promoting repair, reuse and recycling, the scheme provides opportunities for training for adults with disabilities and individuals seeking work experience and training.
Executive Board Member for the Environment Cllr Hazel Evans said: “It is such a waste to buy something new when it can easily be repaired. This is an excellent project which is providing a free collection of white goods that people no longer want, jobs and training for those that need it, and quality electrical appliances at reasonable prices.”
All appliances are repaired and tested to British Standard by qualified domestic appliance technicians and come with a 90 day warranty.
Gwyn i Wyrdd works in partnership with ERP (European Recycling Profile) and the council’s waste and recycling section.

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