School books and uniforms reuse project launched by Wicklow County Council

As another school year draws towards its end Wicklow County Council is focused on ensuring that schoolbooks and uniforms which students are finished with can find a new home.

The recycling centres in Arklow, Bray and Wicklow town will provide a reuse service where the public can donate books and uniforms. A sale of the items will then be held on the 6th of August in the three recycling centres from 2.30pm to 5.00 pm.

Secondary school students will finish up over the next week or two and many will have books they no longer need or a uniform that they have outgrown. These can be donated at any of the three recycling centres.

The local scouts will get involved organising and running a sale of the books and uniforms with all proceeds going to the local scout group to fund their activities.

Donating unneeded books and uniforms is a great way to ensure they can be reused. Reuse of these items prevents further resource consumption, contributing to the circular economy. It will help County Wicklow deliver on Climate Action and the Sustainable Development Goals.

More than ever there are many of us who will welcome the opportunity to cut costs. Back to school puts strain on every one’s financial resources. Your donation can help a family to cut those costs and get their child ready for school without extra expense.

Cathaoirleach of Wicklow County Council, Cllr Shay Cullen, welcomed the initiative saying that “Wicklow County Council has run very successful book and uniform sales in our recycling centres in the past, being unique as a local authority in offering this type of service to the public. I am delighted to see the scouts partnering with the project. Their work on running the sale is much appreciated and it is great that local troops will raise funds through their work”.

Books and uniforms can now be donated in the three recycling centres.

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