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Free ‘fat catching’ device given out by East Riding Council

East Riding is giving local residents the chance to hire an eco pack, which could see them slash fuel bills and stop problems with blocked drains.

The packs can be hired from the local library and contain items such as a honeycomb kitchen fat collector that can be composted, an electricity usage monitor and a toilet water saving gadget. And the scheme, which takes its roots from a similar incentive which launched last year, is already proving popular.

“The monitors can be taken out on loan, just like a book or compact disk. It is hand-held and very simple to use.

“Seeing how much electricity is being used can be a real shock. It is amazing how quickly we can then find ways to save energy and, as a result, money.

“It is a good time to be loaning the packs before the cold weather is upon us.”

Said Councillor Simon Fraser.

The electricity monitor must be returned, but the fat collector and the water saver can be kept.

Using the honeycomb ‘fat’ pouch you can collect waste cooking fats instead of pouring them down the sink. This can stop drain blockages and reduce the need for drain jetting. The water saving device fits into the toilet cistern and saves a litre of water every time the toilet is flushed.