RESIDENTS in Cambridgeshire are being thanked for doing their bit for the environment as part of a special week dedicated to recycling.
Recycle Week is being celebrated nationally from June 18 to 24 to help highlight how important recycling is as on average, residents in the UK threw away their own body weight in rubbish every seven weeks.
It is important to find ways to reduce that waste and recover all useful materials to avoid sending valuable resources to landfill. To help the County Council is highlighting three top recycling week tips:
1. Find out what you can and can’t recycle at www.recap.co.uk/recycling-at-home/
2. Old appliances with plugs can be recycled at your local recycling centre, along with other materials that can’t be put in your recycling been at home – see www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/environment/recycling for more details
3. Three quarters of people have unwanted clothing in their wardrobes. You can donate it to a charity or taking it to a recycling point. Check where your nearest one is at www.recap.cp.uk/pass-it-on
Cambridgeshire is one of the best recycling counties in the UK with last year over 55 per cent of the waste from local households was recycled.
Cllr Mathew Shuter, Portfolio Holder for Enterprise and Waste at Cambridgeshire County Council said: “I would like to thank all residents who use their household recycling collections and our recycling centres. In the last year thanks to their efforts Cambridgeshire recycled 75,000 tonnes of household waste.
“As technology progresses we get more and more opportunities to recycle more of our waste and turning it into valuable resources. This helps our environment and our economy in the same time. Just a couple of weeks ago we have seen an alternative, recycled cans torch touring the county, reminding residents of all those cans and tins that may still end up in the general bins. I encourage everyone to recycle even more things more often to recover all that we can.“
For more information on where your nearest recycling centre run by AmeyCespa is and what waste is accepted, visit www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/environment/recycling or call 0345-0455207.