How much is spent on replacing, not recycling in Doncaster alone

Walking sticks & crutches
Walking sticks & crutches

Further to Michael Charlton's letter in last week's DFP, I too had the same experience a few years ago.

I'd had a knee replacement operation and came home with zimmer frame, crutches and walking sticks.

I contacted Doncaster Royal Infirmary to arrange for these walking aids to be collected and was advised that they didn't recycle them.

I hate waste and wrote to the then Minister of Health, Jeremy Hunt.  I was advised the decision to recycle was up to each local health authority!

I then contacted 3 charities to see if they wanted these aids.  The answer was we have no room for them!

I wonder how much money is spent by each health authority on replacing instead of recycling?

B K White

Doncaster