ON Friday (29 November) the first of this year’s Thurrock Council free recycling bag giveaways was held at the Sainsbury’s supermarket, Chafford Hundred.
The free blue plastic bags are being given away to residents so they can recycle more this festive season
There are 12 supermarket giveaway days across the borough, but if you cannot make it to an event near you, you can collect the bags from your local library or area office, the Civic Offices in Grays or from the Orsett Village Store and Bulphan Village Store ahead of Christmas.
The council’s waste and recycling team will take your bags full of recycling during the Christmas and New Year collections between 27 December and 11 January 2014.
Bags should be tied and left next to your blue bin for collection. Only recyclable waste must be put in the blue bags.