Residents urged to recycle and protect the environment

Bins, Waste and Recycling
16:39, Wednesday, 23rd September 2020

Residents in North Lincolnshire are being encouraged to join the recycling revolution and play their part to protect the environment for future generations.

The call comes as part of the annual Recycle Week, which takes place this week.

This year Recycle Week pays tribute to all those who have continued to recycle and the heroic refuse key workers, who have carried on collecting in spite of the pandemic.

More and more residents in North Lincolnshire have taken advantage of the choices available in managing their waste.

The council’s ‘Grow, Don’t Throw’ scheme has helped hundreds of families to go green, swapping their brown bin for a more sustainable free home composter.

Other environmentally friendly solutions available include the opportunity to increase the size of a burgundy or brown recycling bin by decreasing the size of your general waste bin.

Statistics released by Recycle Now show that through the pandemic the UK has become even more environmentally aware, with nearly 9 in 10 households saying they ‘regularly recycle’.

An amazing 93 per cent of UK households say they believe that ‘everyone has a responsibility to help towards cleaning up the environment’.

Peter Maddox, Director, WRAP UK, said:

“It’s fantastic to see that despite everything that has been thrown at them this year, more people than ever in North Lincolnshire are taking responsibility for protecting the environment by choosing to recycle. This is something we can all do – an individual action that, when performed by everyone, adds up to a huge change.

“North Lincolnshire’s recycling and waste workers have been real heroes too, providing the best service possible under the most difficult of circumstances. The heart-warming recognition they received, whether through friendly waves, notes or cards made a huge difference.”

For more information on recycling in North Lincolnshire, visit our website.

You can support Recycle Week by using #RecycleWeek on social media.