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Crematoriums donate £82,000 in metal recycling scheme ...

21st October, 2023.

Charities have received almost £82,000 over the last year from North Yorkshire’s crematoriums as part of a metal recycling scheme.

North Yorkshire Council’s bereavement services have raised the funds through the recycling of metals recovered from cremations with consent from the bereaved families.

The recycled metals include those used in the construction of the coffins and in orthopaedic implants such as hip, knee and replacement joints.

There are four crematoriums in North Yorkshire. These are Skipton Crematorium, Maple Park in Thirsk, Stonefall in Harrogate and Woodlands Crematorium in Scarborough.

The council works in partnership with the Institute for Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM) and BRUCE Metals to choose local charities to receive donations.

Since June last year, Cruse Bereavement Care serving the Craven and Bradford area has received £33,990 from Skipton Crematorium...

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