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Charities cash in on recycling dividend

PUBLISHED: 09:03 19 December 2008 | UPDATED: 12:35 03 July 2010

RUBBISH in Wroxham has been turned into riches thanks to the eager recycling habits of customers at one of the town's main stores.

A total of nearly £6,000 is being donated to five Broadland charities after Roys of Wroxham took advantage of a council scheme to convert old clothing, cans and cardboard into cash.

RUBBISH in Wroxham has been turned into riches thanks to the eager recycling habits of customers at one of the town's main stores.

A total of nearly £6,000 is being donated to five Broadland charities after Roys of Wroxham took advantage of a council scheme to convert old clothing, cans and cardboard into cash.

Councils reward companies which recycle by passing on some of the money they save in landfill taxes. Businesses are credited about £45 per tonne of recycling - and Roys managed to collect more than 120 tonnes in a year.

Yesterday, cheques were given to representatives from five causes based in Hoveton, Horstead, Horning and Stalham which had contacted Roys in the past about their need for funds.

The Riversway Association received £2,000 which it will use in its campaign for a safe route for walkers and cyclists linking Hoveton, Horn-ing, Ludham and Potter Heigham.

The Museum of the Broads is one step closer to securing its future after being given £1.704.11 towards a fund to buy its Stalham Staithe premises.

Curator of the museum Pamela Masters said donations had already helped raise £75,000. She added: “We decided to buy the museum to preserve it for future generations as we didn't feel very secure renting it. We still require another £50,000 but we're well on the way to achieving our goal.”

The Poppy Centre at Stalham received £1,000 towards a replacement building for the town's scout hut while Horstead Parish Council and Hoveton and Wroxham Playgroup were each given £500 for play equipment.


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