Recycling roadshow comes to Cirencester

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Recycling roadshow comes to Cirencester

A recycling roadshow, which urges Cotswold residents to 'Recycle for Gloucestershire' comes to Cirencester on Saturday, February 25th.

Cotswold District Council, working with the Gloucestershire Waste Partnership, will hold the event in Brewery Court, near the Brewery car park, between 9am and 4pm. The aim of the day is to encourage families to throw away less and to recycle and compost more of their rubbish.

The roadshow will highlight the success of recycling the District, which has seen its recycling rate double from 19% last year to an estimated 38% this year, thanks to the introduction of a garden waste scheme in 2005.

Lots of information will be offer about the Council's recycling collections and facilities, cut-price home composting and other ways to reduce waste, such as real nappies as an alternative to disposables.

The recycling team will also be giving out free balloons and reusable shopping bags, and a stilt-walking street performer will entertain passers-by.

Councillor Sheila Jeffery, the Council's Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said: "People in the Cotswolds are amongst the best in the country when it comes to recycling, but we need to do even better to help the environment. Recycling is easy but many items that can be recycled are still being thrown out as rubbish. We also need to cut down on the amount of waste we create by using and buying less packaging."

The Council provides kerbside recycling boxes free of charge for glass, cans and newspapers and green wheelie bins for grass and garden clippings.
There is also a network of recycling sites for glass, cans, paper, textiles, plastic bottles and aluminium foil across the District.

Zoe Goodman, Waste Manager for the Council added: "This roadshow is a fun way of helping people find out how easy recycling really is and what happens to the rubbish that they recycle."

Posted : 20/02/2006 13:13:00

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