Published: Wednesday, 18th September 2019
23 September is the start of Recycle Week in the UK and residents are being reminded they can recycle most of their waste using the Council’s easy to use, weekly collection services.
There are many items that can be placed in the clear recycling sacks which themselves are made from recycled plastic. These items include most plastics, tin foil and cans, paper and cardboard. As long as they have been cleaned out, they will be collected, sorted and recycled by specialist companies, most of them UK based.
Anything else can go in the black sacks, the contents of which are reused as fuel to generate electricity. This means that less than 2% of residents’ waste end up going to landfill. The Council have also made discounted compost bins available to residents as well as a competitively priced garden waste service.
Cabinet Member for ‘Cleaner and Greener’, Cllr Margot McArthur, says: “We are really proud that in the Sevenoaks District we collect waste and recycling weekly making it easy for our residents to do their bit for the environment.”
Cllr McArthur adds “If you currently aren’t recycling, make this week your time to start. We have lots of information online about our recycling services or you can phone us for more information.”
To find out more about the Council’s recycling services, garden waste and discounted compost bins, visit www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/recycling or call 01732 227000.
Now in its 17th year, Recycle Week is a celebration of recycling, organised by WRAP under the Recycle Now brand. The aim of the week is to encourage the public to recycle more, by demonstrating the benefits of recycling items from all around the home.
To find out more about recycling in general visit www.recyclenow.com