TONNES of household items destined for landfill have been put to good use.

Give and Take events were held in Waltham Forest to give people the opportunity to recycle items they no longer needed.

The events were part of the Wise Up to Waste campaign being run by the North London Waste Authority to encourage people to think before they dump.

So far nearly 2.4 tonnes of potential waste has been recycled at the events in Leytonstone and Walthamstow.

For information about Give and Take events in your area click here.