A project set up to minimize the amount of electrical waste generated in Carmarthenshire is making the most of its recent cash boost.

Cross Hands-based Gwyn i Wrydd received £5,000 from Natural Resources Wales via the Carmarthenshire Environment Partnership (CEP) to buy equipment for its repair reuse and recycle project.

The scheme collects unwanted electrical appliances such as washing machines, cookers, tumble dryers, freezers and fridges for free. The items are then repaired and sold.

Part of the funding has also helped develop the project’s website and purchased essential testing equipment.

Anna Patterson, CEP development officer said: “It’s great that the environment partnership is able to support projects like the White Goods Project. It has enabled this project to be able to purchase the necessary equipment and IT software to be able to refurbish things like washing machines and fridges so that they can be made available for those who are on low incomes.”

The scheme also provides opportunities for training for people who have struggled to gain employment because of mental health, substance misuse, chronic health condition, or because of a learning or physical disability as part of the COASTAL project.

The Carmarthenshire's COASTAL Project is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF), as part of the 2007-13 West Wales and the Valleys Convergence Programme through the Welsh Government.

For more information or if you have an electrical appliance you no longer want visit www.gwyniwyrdd.co.uk or call 01269 845685.