Thurrock Council urge residents to recycle

THURROCK Council has launched its campaign asking residents to ‘Recycle It’, as part of the administration’s commitment to tackle environmental issues in the borough.

There has been a downward trend in local recycling levels in recent years, with confusing information cited as being one of the reasons behind it. The council provides residents with clear details about what can and cannot be disposed of in each bin provided.

Thurrock Council is looking to reignite interest in the subject by highlighting the wide range of products which can be recycled, as well as the financial consequence to the council for not recycling.

The launch coincides with Recycling Week (12-18 September), which this year is focusing on the ‘unusual suspects’ which people may not know can be recycled, such as shampoo bottles, hand soap dispensers and tissue boxes.

In launching the campaign, Portfolio Holder for Environment, Cllr Pauline Tolson, said: “Our commitment to the environment is clear through the Clean it, Cut it, Fill it campaign.

“Residents in Thurrock are very good at providing clean recycling – I want to thank them and say keep up the good work.

“70 per cent of household waste can be recycled and the council could save £35,000 if recycling rates increased by just one per cent – equivalent to the cost of installing and emptying 30 more litter bins across the borough. So small changes can make a big difference – not only to the environment but also to help support other vital services.”

For the full list of what items can be recycled, go to Thurrock.gov.uk/bins.

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