Date published: 21st September 2018
“North Norfolk Does” – that is the message being sent out from the district ahead of Recycle Week, which will highlight the many ways people are recycling in North Norfolk and across the county.
To mark the event, which takes place from September 24 to September 30, Norwich Castle will be lit up green, joining other iconic buildings across the UK, to remind people of the importance of recycling.
According to the latest figures, Norfolk residents recycle 46.7% of their household waste through their home recycling bins – the highest amount yet recorded – and there are many other ways people can make sure their waste doesn’t go to waste.
Reuse is another way of lengthening the life of materials, either through charity shops, at Reuse shops at the county’s recycling centres, on websites or via social media, or by handing them on to family or friends.
Cllr John Fisher, Chairman of the Norfolk Waste Partnership, said: “More and more people in Norfolk are recycling and that is something we’d like to celebrate this Recycle Week.
“Recycling is good for the environment and it saves money. We know we have some fantastic work going on in homes and businesses across the county to make sure valuable resources are sent to the right places.
“Just please remember to give your recycling a rinse, let it dry and put it loose into the recycling bin. No soft plastics, please, such as cling film.”
Recycle Week comes soon after the launch of North Norfolk District Council’s #whatSUP campaign. #whatSUP encourages residents and businesses across the district to slash the use of single-use plastics. Smart “Refill not Landfill” cups are available as part of the campaign.
If you’re not sure what you can and can’t recycle, visit www.recyclefornorfolk.com for full details.
Meanwhile, to find out where your recycling goes after it has been collected, check out the 360-degree video of the Materials Recovery Facility at Costessey. You can take a virtual tour of the site, where all the materials are separated and sorted and turned into bales to be sent off for recycling: www.recyclefornorfolk.com/peer-inside-recycling-centre/#
Last updated: 21st September 2018