Plastic, paper, cans – and sofas?

Posted On 24 Mar 2015 at 1:46 pm

An optimistic householder has apparently decided to test the council’s kerbside collection service to its limit – by putting a sofa in his black recycling box.

sofa in recycling boxThe odd sight was spotted by local journalist Mike Ward, who posted it on Twitter.

He joked: “I hate how Brighton recycling boxes can’t even accommodate a sofa. Get it sorted, Brighton council!”

And the council has gamely risen to the challenge, with a reminder of better ways of getting rid of bulky items.

A council spokesperson said: “Sofas don’t have to meet such an inglorious end! There are many charities in the city that will collect and recycle unwanted furniture.

“The council also offers a bulky waste collection service, operated by KSD Group Environmental Services.”


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