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National Recycling Week 16th-21st October Press Release

Updated: Apr 10

Recycling made easy - Press Release

Carleen Village Hall will be the focus for a week long event dedicated to the importance of recycling with daily drop-ins and a weekend event to coincide with National Recycling Week on 16th to 21st October.

The Great Wheal Vor Community and Environment Group (GWVCEG) and Carleen Village Hall committee are staging an initiative to make it easy for local people to their unwanted or outdated electronic goods, including those that need secure digital wiping.

“A national company,CPR Computer Recycling, are partnering with us to make this happen” said John Lake, chairman of the GWVCEG.

CPR guarantee to securely wipe all data held on any storage device and provide a Certificate of Data Wiping Compliance so that people are to donate unwanted items with complete peace of mind. Items that cannot be refurbished and resold will be broken down to use as spare parts. The company also donate a percentage of annual profits to UK charities.

“Most of us have obsolete devices which we never get round to dealing with. Running this event and making it easy for people to dispose of data sensitive items, we hope to encourage people their old laptops, computers, phones etc. We have an overwhelming need to recycle everything we can.” Mr Lake added.

The DRIVE TIME DROP OFF will be at the Carleen Community Hall each day from Monday 16th to Friday 20th October 7.30am to 9.30am and 4pm to 6pm.

The ONE DAY DROP OFF EVENT will run between 11am and 4pm on Saturday 21st October inside the Carleen Village Hall. We hope to share some interesting ideas about recycling different kinds of waste and show videos and other information relating to the circular economy.

“There is a list of all the items we will be accepting on our Facebook page and our website ( We encourage everyone to come along and learn about how important it is that we all do our bit wherever we can and prove that with more recycling, we need less mining of our precious resources and landscape” Mr Lake said.


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