SCHOOLCHILDREN across Solihull have been challenged to donate broken toys as part of an eco project.
A total of 14 primary and secondary schools across the borough have been asked to take in any toys no longer used that were battery or USB powered or had a socket as part of the Solihull Zero Wasters CIC school’s campaign.
Solihull Zero Wasters on Hobs Moat Road has teamed up with the Appliance Recycling Group for the challenge.
A member of the recycling groups team will be collecting all the toys and repairing or recycling them.
The school which collects the heaviest weight of toys before April 7 will be receiving a large cheque for £300 from the Appliance recycling group.
Solihull Zero Wasters CIC said: “We are hoping this will stop the masses of broken, unused and ‘unsuitable for donation’ toys from being thrown out, but instead recycled or repurposed.”
After Easter the schools are then joining in the Solihull Zero Wasters pen terracycling competition in partnership with Morrisons.