Charity asks for unwanted items

A MOTHERWELL charity is appealing for donations of electrical goods which are no longer required after being replaced by new items given as Christmas presents.

With new computers and other electronic/electrical goods often proving popular as festive gifts, the Motherwell-based Motherwell-based charity LAMH Recycle Ltd is asking people to consider giving them their old equipment which can be reused as a resource to the local community.

LAMH Recycle is a social enterprise with charitable status providing training and employment opportunities within a supportive work environment for people experiencing mental ill health and other disadvantaged groups since 1999.

Operations and development manager Joe Fulton said: “Every year thousands of perfectly good computer equipment is either thrown out or gathers dust in people’s lofts or garages.

“We can repair and refurbish much of this equipment for reuse in the local community, whether it’s for local voluntary groups or low-income households who are not able to afford High Street prices for new computers and other electronic devices.

“In addition to old computer equipment, we also collect mobile phones, games consoles and other electronic/electrical items apart from white goods.

“So either let us find a good home for any of your unwanted equipment or else let us ensure that it is properly recycled and not sent to landfill.”

Items can be dropped off at LAMH Recycle’s premises at 29 Range Road, Motherwell or Joe can be contacted on 01698 264100 to arrange a free uplift within the Motherwell and Wishaw area.

The charity is open until 4pm on Christmas Eve and on Thursday and Friday, December 27 and 28.

After that, normal Monday to Friday opening hours will resume from Thursday, January 3.