A RECYCLING congregation in Selkirk has diverted almost 80 kilogrammes of goods from landfill sites.

And Selkirk Parish Church's Eco Group have also raised £190 for charity since forming last year.

The group's regular Recycling Clinic at 1 Tower Street collects everything from unwanted currency and used stamps to iPads and broken jewellery.

And outwith the monthly shop hours the recycling sack is still being filled at the Church.

Anne Bethune from the Eco Group told us: "The next Recycling Clinic at 1 Tower Street is next Thursday (March 19) and we will be collecting the usual items - unwanted or broken jewellery and watches, cameras, mobiles, iPods, iPads, satnavs and tablets, games consoles, unwanted currency, used stamps and postcards, crisp packets, biscuit and cracker wrappers, toothpaste tubes and old toothbrushes.

"But we don't take laptops, chargers or cables.

"We would like to thank everyone for their support and would also like to encourage encourage everyone to keep collecting and diverting."

As well as diverting items from landfill the Church Eco Group has also been supporting the Smalls for All charity.

Smalls for All distributes unused or gently worn underwear to women and children in Africa and the UK.

Anne added: "Last month, there was a great response to the bra collection for Smalls for All and next Thursday will be the last chance for now to bring unwanted bras."

Following next Thursday's Recycling Clinic, the Eco Group will be taking a break from the pop-up shop until September.

But any items can still be dropped off at the Parish Church.

The eco group is taking a break from the pop-up shop until September but most of the above listed items can meantime be handed in at Selkirk Parish Church.