Stop press! 89-year-old Arthur to retire from recycling newspapers after 12 years of fundraising for Outwell church

Along with his wife Rita, Arthur, he has collected around ten tonnes of papers a year to recycle for

Along with his wife Rita, Arthur, he has collected around ten tonnes of papers a year to recycle for St Andrew’s Methodist Church. - Credit: Archant

He’s been dedicated to recycling newspapers to fundraise for an Outwell church for 12 years – but now 89-year-old Arthur Cuss is ready to take a well deserved rest.

Along with his wife Rita, Arthur, he has collected around ten tonnes of papers a year to recycle for

Along with his wife Rita, Arthur, he has collected around ten tonnes of papers a year to recycle for St Andrew’s Methodist Church. - Credit: Archant

Along with his wife Rita, he has collected around ten tonnes of papers a year to recycle for St Andrew’s Methodist Church.

The newspapers, which were saved and donated by people from nearby villages, were sorted by Mr Cuss and then stored in one of his outbuildings ready for collection once a sizeable quantity had been accumulated.

“This was a really good way of helping the church” he said.

“We usually sent around ten tonnes a year to be recycled and this provided a welcome boost to the funds.”


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Over the years, when the lorry arrived to collect the paper, Mr and Mrs Cuss would have help with loading from several other local volunteers.

“We want to say a big thank you to all those people for their time and effort helped us too,” he added.

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