A new campaign promoting the importance of recycling has launched today (1 August).
The campaign will run throughout August, to encourage Worcestershire residents to recycle more cans and plastics.
During the month, every can, aerosol, plastic bottle, pot, tub and tray (not black) that you put into your green bin will help to raise money for Acorns Children’s Hospice.
Councillor Tony Miller, Worcestershire County Council’s Cabinet Member with Responsibility for the Environment said: "The school holidays can often show an increase in recycling, particularly if the weather is hot and families are having lots of barbeques. So, during August we are asking residents to recycle for Acorns and help raise money for this worthwhile charity.”
Worcestershire County Council is working on the campaign alongside the county’s waste contractor Severn Waste Services, who at the end of the campaign will make a donation to Acorns Children’s Hospice.
Vicki Rowles, Head of Partnerships at Acorns, said: “We love this idea from Worcestershire County Council, and we hope lots of local people get involved and remember to recycle. Not only are you helping protect the environment, the money raised will make a real difference to local children and families who rely on the vital work of Acorns.”
To ensure that the recycling is good quality and will be recycled to raise these valuable funds, please make sure that your recycling is clean (just a quick rinse will do) and loose (not in plastic bags).
For more information about recycling in Worcestershire, visit www.letswasteless.com