As another school year draws to a close, Wicklow County Council is making sure that the textbooks and uniforms that students have finished can find a new home.
The Arklow, Bray and Town of Wicklow recycling centers will provide a reuse service where the public can donate books and uniforms. A sale of the objects will then take place on August 6 in the three recycling centers from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Many students will have books they no longer need or a uniform they have outgrown. These can be donated to one of three recycling centers.
Local Scouts will host and host a book and uniform sale, with all proceeds going to the local Scout group to fund their activities.
Cathaoirleach of Wicklow County Council, Cllr Shay Cullen, said: ‘Wicklow County Council has held very successful book and uniform sales at our recycling centers in the past, being unique as an authority to offer this type of service to the public.
“I am delighted to see the scouts associated with the project. Their work on managing the sale is much appreciated and it’s great that the local troops are raising funds through their work.
The reuse of these objects contributes to the circular economy. This will help County Wicklow achieve its climate action and sustainability goals.
The start of the school year puts a strain on everyone’s financial resources. Your donation can help a family reduce expenses and get their child ready for school at no additional cost.