South Bedfordshire is now recycling over 29 per cent
Posted on May 3, 2007
South Bedfordshire District Council would like to say a big THANK YOU to all residents as recycling rates continue to rise. The district is now recycling over 29 per cent from the kerbside recycling scheme and the recycling facilities located throughout the District. This is a huge increase from 7 per cent recycling rate in 2002/3. We are sure all residents taking part in the scheme will keep up the good work.
Why do we need to recycle?
We cannot go on burying our waste in the ground forever and landfill space is running out. Landfill sites release harmful gasses into the atmosphere, which is a contributing factor to climate change. Through recycling, reducing and reusing we are able to reduce the amount of waste taken to landfill, therefore reducing the potential of polluting your natural environment Recycling and using recycled products also reduces the amount of natural resources being extracted.
How you can do your bit?
- Use the kerbside orange bag recycling scheme.
- Shop smartly - buy products in packaging you can recycle.
- Re-use your carrier bags at the supermarket. A plastic bag can take 500 years to break down at a landfill site.
- Use the recycling facilities located throughout the district.
- Schools are now also able to join the recycling scheme, so sign up now!
Recycling has never been easier, with many items being collected through the kerbside scheme. By separating your waste and placing recyclables into the orange bag you too can help.
Source: Focus, May 2007
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