Almost two tonnes of clothing, shoes and sheets have been saved from landfill on the first day of a new textiles recycling trial in South Cambridgeshire.
The trial which covers 5,000 homes began on Wednesday with hundreds of blue bags full of textiles being loaded up for recycling in one day.
If the trial is successful waste bosses aim to roll it out to all homes in the district.
A new campaign has been launched in the Rochford area of Essex to recycle unwanted electrical items.
The council's backing a recycling project called the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment scheme.
A WEEE dinosaur, made of unwanted electrical items, will be on display during the new year.
Some residents in the Tendring District Council area of Essex say that a new recycling system is too confusing and that they will stop recycling as a result.