The Chairman of Daventry District Council (DDC) has thanked coffee drinkers who have helped raise more than £500 for her chosen charities by recycling their packaging.
Six pallet loads of coffee capsules and other items of packaging have been collected from DDC for recycling in the last year, having been left in the Council’s drop-off point at its reception in Lodge Road.
The haul has earned DDC £534 in recycling credits from the scheme’s operators Terracycle, and this will now been shared between the Chairman’s charities – the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) and the Green Health at Daventry project.
Green Health at Daventry is part of the Rethink Mental Illness charity and holds weekly sessions at the Daventry Community Gardens at Daneholme Allotments, where people with mental health issues can learn new skills and make new friends in a tranquil environment.
The NGS, meanwhile, helps thousands of people up and down the country open their gardens to the public each year, raising millions of pounds for good causes.
It supports charities including Queen’s Nursing Institute, Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Carers Trust, Hospice UK, Perennial, Parkinson’s UK and others.
Chairman of the Council, Councillor Cecile Irving-Swift, said: “All of you who dropped off those used capsules are the proof that little things joining together will make a difference. Your thoughtfulness and your environmental conscience are helping to raise money for my chosen charities, which will in turn help so many others.”
The recycling drop-off point takes Tassimo pods and outer packaging, L'OR capsules, Kenco Eco Refill packs and coffee jar lids. It is available Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5pm and on Fridays between 9am and 4.30pm.