Going the extra tile
By EMMA CORNFORD
IN Richard Brown's backyard, he has a shed half-packed full of roofing tiles.
He doesn't know why ? they have been there ever since he and his wife bought their house in Clarence Street, Grafton, around four years ago.
Given that Mr Brown's house has a tin roof, he has no use for the piles of tiles and wants to give them away to people in the lower river whose roofs were damaged by the recent storms.
"It's either give them away or dump them, and I'd rather give them to somebody who can use them than chuck them into landfill," he said.
"I'm not a builder so I don't know if they'll fit every type of roof, but anyone is welcome to have them."
Mr Brown even visited the recyling centre to see if the tiles could be re-used there.
"The bloke there said that tiles will just sit there like they'd sit here. He actually said a few people have the same problem so there might even be other people who can get rid of the tiles by giving them to the people in Maclean," he said.
"It just seems like such a waste to throw them all away."
The peachy-coloured tiles, which are in good condition, seem to be only a few years old.
Mr Brown said anyone who is interested can contact him on 6642 7652.
"We can arrange a time for them to come down and I'll even help them load them into a trailer," he said.