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COUNCIL OFFICES TURN GREEN

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Hambleton’s Civic Centre will light up green this week to celebrate national ‘Recycle Now’ week.

And the district council is using the week to thank residents for contributing to the district’s increased recycling statistics this year.  During lockdown the authority recorded a 22% increase in the weight of kerbside collections of paper, card, plastics and bottles.

“This was partly because people were spending time at home – but also because they have become even more environmentally aware,” said Portfolio Holder for waste services Councillor Stephen Watson.

“During lockdown nearly nine in ten households said they regularly recycle.   Our waste crews were amazing throughout this period continuing to provide a service with very little disruption – and in recognition they received cards, posters, gifts and thankyou messages from residents which boosted moral during a difficult time.”

As part of the national ‘Recycle Now’ week from September 21- 27 landmarks across the country will light up green – including Northallerton’s Civic Centre.  Throughout the week the waste and street scene social media accounts will be promoting tips on how to increase recycling and reduce waste – check out Hambleton Recycling & Waste on Facebook.

  • Residents are asked that along with glass, paper, cans, and plastic pots, tubs and trays (except black) cardboard boxes of all colours and sizes can be taken (apart from used pizza boxes) – flattened and dry.
  • Plastic bottles should also be flattened to give maximum capacity in recycling bins and the waste trucks

 

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